Even the film’s most legendary characters rely on special timepieces to help emphasize their unique personalities
We all know that the discount replica watch you wear on your wrist can reflect your personality, preferences, and more. The same is true when actors play roles on the big screen: the right watch tells the right story. Over the years, we’ve seen many incredible timepieces worn by celebrities in movies. There are even some icons. For example, when Paul Newman was filming Victory in 1969, he wore the Rolex Cosmograph Daytona given to him by his wife, Joanne Woodward. It was an instant hit, and the watch model he has since worn is often referred to as the Paul Newman Daytona. Likewise, Steve McQueen achieved global success when he wore a TAG Heuer Monaco watch in the 1970 film Le Mans, and in almost every James Bond movie, a watch is a must, no matter who plays 007.
Today, the business is more commercialized, with brands partnering with prop masters to place their watches in the right movies. Relationships have also formed between watch brands and movie studios such as Universal, Marvel, Disney, etc. We’ve seen a flurry of activity in this regard over the past few months. Here, we take a look at recent movies and watches that have starred, as well as watches inspired by the movies or the characters they represent.
Audemars Piguet and Black Panther
A “Holy Grail” watch brand like Audemars Piguet made an unexpected debut this year. The Royal Oak Panther Flying Tourbillon was unveiled. This Marvel-inspired character watch was originally launched as a one-off item and immediately auctioned off for charity, before being made into limited editions in different color schemes. This watch features a highly detailed sculpture of the Black Panther character above the tourbillon escapement on the dial. Audemars Piguet has teamed up with Marvel Entertainment to present this limited edition watch of 250 pieces in titanium and black ceramic.
Jacob & Co. & Fast and Furious
Inspired by one of the longest running film series, Jacob & Co. Working with Universal Pictures to create a new Fast and Furious Twin Turbo watch – just in time for the release of the new F9 this weekend’s movie. Jacob & Co. focuses on its Twin Turbo watches for the new limited edition Fast & Furious Twin Turbo watches. The watch’s case is made from 88 individual parts and crafted from forged carbon with a steel bezel. The large sapphire crystal dial at the top of the watch features the image of the starting girl with the checkered flag from the first Fast and Furious movie. There are two hot rods ready to roll in the background, and the Fast and Furious logo sits above the entire image. The watch is powered by a hand-wound movement composed of 832 parts, including two 3D three-axis tourbillons. It also comes with a decimal repeater for striking the time, a one-button chronograph for timing races (or other events), and more.
Cross Studio and Space Jam
Just in time for the premiere of the new Space Jam: A New Legacy movie, Kross Studio has teamed up with Warner Bros. Consumer Products to release the Space Jam Tourbillon watch featuring Looney Tunes characters on the dial. This watch is a complication of timepieces and an ode to the much-loved action/animation movie starring LeBron James. This $100,000 luxury watch is an exciting piece sold in the form of a high-tech tourbillon timepiece and an interactive wooden and aluminum basketball sculpture. The Space Jam Tourbillon is powered by the 281-part mechanical hand-wound 3 Hz caliber KS7’000, developed and produced entirely in-house by Kross Studio. It features a tourbillon cage in the center of the movement. Thanks to the skeletonized design of the movement, the wearer can view the movement from both sides, with basketball elements such as basketball-style wheels, and the hour hand that turns into a free throw line. The dial ring is engraved with Looney Tune characters, Bugs Bunny, Tweety, Sylvester, Wile E. Coyote, Road Runner and more.
hamilton and tenet
Hamilton has had roles in movies since the 1950s. It first appeared on the wrist of a diver in the movie Frogman. Its Ventura was worn by Elvis in blue Hawaii, and it even made a special watch for the movie Interstellar. In fact, Hamilton regularly hosts behind-the-scenes awards to recognize the people behind the scenes (lighters, costume designers, and others) who make the film possible. The brand, which most recently starred in Christopher Nolan’s late 2020 film Tenet, worked with the design team to create a custom watch with the features the producer wanted. Hamilton then created a version for the public. Crafted in black titanium, the Hamilton Khaki Navy BeLowZero watch features a red-tipped second hand that pays homage to the dominant color in the film.
Omega and James Bond 007
Omega replica has been a James Bond movie favorite over the years, although Agent 007 also wore several other watches in the famous spy movie. Now, though, Omega, with a long-standing relationship dating back to 1995, has made Omega Bond’s official timepiece. Actor Daniel Craig wears the Omega Seamaster Diver 300M 007 Edition in the latest James Bond release, which has been delayed multiple times since 2020. This 42mm watch is made of lightweight grade 2 titanium and is water resistant to 300 meters. It has an aluminum bezel, a “tropical” dial and a Milanese mesh bracelet.
Cross Studios and Star Wars
In partnership with Lucasfilm, Kross Studio recently released the Star Wars-inspired Death Star Ultimate Collection Set, which consists of a Death Star™ Tourbillon watch and a kyber crystal from Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. This 46mm watch has a central tourbillon that makes one revolution per minute. The cage is covered with an open structure designed to look like a Death Star.
Citizen and Crullardville
Just in time for the premiere of the new Cruella de Ville movie starring Emma Stone and Emma Thompson, Citizen, which has a long-standing partnership with Disney and has a full line of Disney watches, released its The Cruella Deville timepiece. The black and white watch with red accents captures the essence of the villain. Half of the dial is white with a black Cruella silhouette, and the other half of the dial is black with a white silhouette. Surrounding the dial and set on the bezel are black and white crystals, while red crystals make up the markers. The watch features a black IP stainless steel 36mm case that is powered by light with unique Eco-Drive technology.
Swatch and James Bond characters Q
Also, ahead of the release of the James Bond film, Swatch launched the 2Q watch in honor of the Bond character Q, the famous maker of all the gadgets and gadgets used by Bond. This timepiece is a limited edition, the result of a collaboration with film costume designer Suttirat Anne Larlarb. It comes on a plaid brown leather strap with striking red edges and red lining. This stainless steel watch features a sun-brushed dial ring instead of a full dial, allowing easy viewing of the skeletonized movement. best swiss replica watches