Girard-Perregaux A new ambassador for China
Chinese actor Chen Xiao is the new face of Girard-Perregaux.
Girard-Perregaux reveals the brand’s new face in China through a campaign that illustrates the values upheld by Chen Xiao and the Fine Watchmaking brand: engagement, precision, innovation.
Chen Xiao began his acting career in the TV series Our Class Song, subsequently coming first in regional exams to enter the Central Drama Academy. Over the years he played a number of different roles in well-known films and TV series, including Swordsman (2013), Legend of Lu Zhen (2013), The Romance of the Condor Heroes (2014), as well as The Taking of Tiger Mountain (2014), The Founding of An Army (2017) and Nothing Gold Can Stay (2017) for his ground-breaking performances and his energetic portrayal of his characters, which not only earned him many accolades from his fans, but also put him in the running for major awards in the international film world. In recent years, in particular his performance in Love Journey (2019) earned him recognition among a wider audience.
"No one knows what tomorrow will bring, but we deal with each situation when it occurs. These things come to us; our role is to welcome them and experience them. Time is our ally. Let’s live it with elegance”, said Chen Xiao.
Chen Xiao © Girard-Perregaux
Living from day to day, appreciating the moment at hand and being capable of considering it as the best moment to experience: such is the life philosophy of Chen Xiao, for whom Girard-Perregaux watches serve as a daily reminder that time is indeed a major ally. It is precisely because of this free-spirited nature – along with an adventurous and persevering character that never forgets to blend passion and elegance into everyday life – that Girard-Perregaux wished to collaborate with Chen Xiao.
"The values that Chen Xiao promotes through his personality and his acting are attuned to those of our brand. A Girard-Perregaux watch requires carefully studied mechanics and rigorously mastered craftsmanship. Nevertheless, despite this constant quest for precision – and while preserving its heritage – Girard-Perregaux continues to innovate and reinterpret some of the brand's icons through contemporary and often poetic creations, consistently designed to convey emotions. Nowadays, a watch must give us much more than just the time; it must tell a story, feature a beautiful design, channel meaning and emotions – exactly like the acting of Chen Xiao and the roles he chooses. It is this philosophy of both life and work that we share with Chen Xiao.” Patrick Pruniaux, CEO of Girard-Perregaux.
Chen Xiao © Girard-Perregaux
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