By Camille Anne M. Arcilla
FOR ACTOR Xian Lim, time management may not be an easy task, but he is still up for that challenge.
Like the slogan of TechnoMarine’s new addition to its best-selling Cruise series — the Cruise Jellyfish — “Live Deeper,” its brand ambassador Mr. Lim said he pushes himself to the limits in whatever he does.
“I’m the type who isn’t satisfied with a good job. I always want to do more and improve,” he said.
Mr. Lim has starred in variety roles both in television and film. He is known for playing Andy Wu in My Binondo Girl; Liam Lagdameo in Ina, Kapatid, Anak; Rocco in Bride for Rent; Alex Prieto in Bakit Di Ka Crush ng Crush Mo; and recently, as Macoy Sandoval in The Story of Us.
Aside from being an actor, Mr. Lim is also an athlete, a musician, and a painter in his own right. He had a basketball scholarship to the University of the East, released two studio albums (So It’s You and XL2), and is now preparing for a concert at the Kia Theater in Quezon City in July and an art exhibit in Japan.
“The biggest challenge would really be time management,” he said. “What I do is I write down on a piece of paper [all the things I have to do], because if I think about it all the time, I would go crazy.”
Mr. Lim, who has been TechnoMarine’s endorser since 2012, said that having the right watch helped him stay in one place. He also admitted that before signing up with the brand, he was not really into watches and did not know it was a statement for men to wear them.
But now, the actor said, he has learned to mix and match them with his usual comfortable clothes.
“I’m a laid-back guy. I just wear plain tees all the time, but I like doing some twists on the normal shirts-and-jeans combo by accessorizing,” he said.
Whether people are starting a watch collection or adding to one, Mr. Lim recommended the Cruise Jellyfish for an entry-level watch.
“When people are buying their first watches, they always go for classic colors. The Cruise Jellyfish has that, and it’s a good watch because it can go with any look,” he said.
When it comes to durability, Mr. Lim said the Cruise Jellyfish is the perfect choice because it was built to withstand activities like traveling and sports.
“You need to prioritize function. Watches can experience so much wear and tear from all these activities,” Mr. Lim, who also enjoys traveling, said.
Made using Flame Fusion glass, a material with durability comparable to that of a sapphire, the Cruise Jellyfish watch is scratch-proof. It can also resist a depth of up to 200 meters/20 ATM.
It is available in pink gold, yellow gold, or rose gold IPG Bezels; black-pattern design metal dials in black, silver, and sunray; PPP stainless steel cases in 34-, 40-, or 45-millimeter sizes, and a Pugel Band with regular clasps. Prices range from P17,000 to P28,500.
Mr. Lim is one of TechnoMarine’s international endorsers, who also include Spanish actress Monica Cruz, Taiwanese model Chin His, Spanish model and actor Andres Velencoso, and Slovakian model Ivana Vancova.