A mod­est unas­sum­ing Su­per­star

Vision Magazine - - Cover -

Zhou Xun’s fa­ther was a film pro­jec­tion­ist, so she spent much of her child­hood be­fore the sil­ver screen. Per­haps it was this hum­ble up­bring­ing that led Zhou Xun to re­main down-toearth even as a Hol­ly­wood star. Zhou Xun be­lieves that her Bud­dhist faith has also helped her with­stand life’s chal­lenges.

“If you choose sin­cer­ity af­ter ex­pe­ri­enc­ing hard­ships, that is truly pre­cious. When life throws curve­balls that causes pain and temp­ta­tion, it is a truly pre­cious thing to re­main true to your­self and choose to not blame or hurt other peo­ple,” Zhou Xun said.

Zhou Xun & Archie Kao’s un­usual wed­ding is a per­fect ex­am­ple of their re­mark­able un­pre­ten­tious­ness and gen­eros­ity. They chose to get mar­ried on stage af­ter the One Night char­ity con­cert - not to show­case their wed­ding but to fundraise for chil­dren at risk: chil­dren liv­ing in poverty or at risk of be­ing traf­ficked or aban­doned by their fam­i­lies.


As an am­bas­sador for lux­ury Swiss watch brand IWC, Zhou Xun has been seen bran­dish­ing the watch­maker’s stun­ning pieces at var­i­ous events in­clud­ing the 2016 One Night char­ity con­cert in Beijing.

IWC Shaffhausen was founded in 1868 by Amer­i­can Floren­tine Ariosto Jones whose vi­sion was to com­bine tra­di­tional Swiss crafts­man­ship with mod­ern Amer­i­can engi­neer­ing tech­nol­ogy. With Jones’ in­no­va­tive ap­proach to engi­neer­ing, de­sign and artistry, the com­pany has de­vel­oped into one of the most pres­ti­gious fine watch man­u­fac­tur­ers to­day. In 1936 IWC re­leased its first Spe­cial Pi­lot’s Watch. Shortly af­ter came the 52-cal­i­bre T.S.C Big Pi­lot’s Watch, the first ob­server’s watch with a case mea­sur­ing 55 mil­lime­tres in di­am­e­ter.

Eighty years later, IWC up­dated its model with a mid-sized 36mm Pi­lot’s watch. As IWC’S am­bas­sador for Asia, Zhou Xun ap­proaches her ca­reer with a sim­i­lar thirst for the new. “No mat­ter how much a role may change, if you can hold true to your in­ner will, then you can cre­ate some­thing ex­tra­or­di­nary”.

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