Luxury watch making brand Carl F. Bucherer is renowned the world over and is a favourite with many a Hollywood icon. We check out who makes it to the list of the brand’s aficionados.
Stunt action designer David Leitch and Chad Stahelski, Friends of the Brand Carl F. Bucherer, are the minds behind the high-voltage, action thriller John Wick. The action-packed thriller marks the debut of Leitch and Stahelski in film direction and production. The film is packed with breathtaking stunts, thrilling suspense and an A-list cast starring Keanu Reeves, Willem Dafoe and Daniel Bernhardt. The US premiere of the movie was held on 13 October, 2014, in New York.
Leitch and Stahelski, two Friends of the Brand Carl F. Bucherer, are well-renowned in Hollywood as action designers. Their stunt and action design company ‘87eleven’ has set standards for years in the Hollywood action-movie genre with passion, creativity and innovative thinking. With action-packed stunt sequences and epic fight scenes, they have thrilled audiences in blockbusters including ‘Sherlock Holmes’, ‘The Hunger Games’, and ‘The Bourne Legacy’.
From designing iconic action scenes and delivering thrilling stunts in blockbusters, the perfectionist pair of Leitch and Stahelski has translated its talent and experience onto film direction and production. Johh Wick is a testimony of their passion and expertise, which is reflected in every single scene of the film. Impeccable fight scenes and compelling images narrate the story of ex-hitman John Wick, played by Reeves. The filmmakers treat the plot in an emotionally evocative style as they show Wick coming out of his retirement to track down the gangsters that took away everything from him. A relentless, action-packed hunt through the seamy streets of New York begins thereafter. The film was released in the US on 24 October 2014.
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John Wick shines with a star-studded A-list cast. Besides Reeves, who is thoroughly convincing in title role, the movie also features strong performances by acting legends Dafoe and Bernhardt. Like the filmmakers, the Swiss actor and watch aficionado Bernhardt is a brand ambassador for Carl F. Bucherer.
The on-screen action in John Wick gets a style boost from timepieces by Carl F. Bucherer. Reeves sports a Manero AutoDate with a light dial on his wrist, while Dafoe can be seen against the backdrop of the Big Apple wearing a Manero AutoDate in classic black, which is thoroughly in keeping with the spirit of his character. Swiss actor Bernhardt dons a striking Patravi ChronoGrade.
Carl F. Bucherer was also the official partner of the movie’s premiere in New York, which was attended by a host of Hollywood stars as well as the cast of the film attended, and of course Friends of the Brand – filmmakers Leitch and Stahelski.