Bradley Cooper plays Brian Gilcrest, a military pilot contractor that needs to return to Hawaii to oversee the traditional blessing of a pedestrian gate. This gate is important to billionaire Carson Welch’s (Bill Murray) plans to construct a space centre nearby.
On arrival in Hawaii, Brian finds his ex-girlfriend Tracy (Rachel McAdams) married with two kids. One of which he later finds out is actually his daughter.
Emma Stone plays Captain Allison Ng, a young spritely “quarter Hawaiian” love interest that shares the same fascination with space and exploration as Brian did as a youngster. Brian would eventually turn his affections from Tracy to Allison.
Whilst generally considered a box-office flop (generating $26 million at a cost of $52 million), I really enjoyed seeing Bradley Cooper wear a watch he clearly admires, in a plot line that makes complete sense for him do do so (ie a pilot wearing a pilot watch).
Cooper wears the statement watch throughout the movie. There’s actually few scenes where he doesn’t wear it. This wasn’t some prop decision, this is most likely Cooper’s personal watch as he is a long-time fan of IWC.
He’s been spotted wearing the exact same watch multiple times, including to the tennis with Gerrard Butler and to the movie premier of the Guardians of the Galaxy (both below):
In 2018, IWC decided to cement their relationship with Cooper by making him an official brand ambassador saying:
“With his pursuit of quality and creativity, he is a perfect match for IWC”
The IWC Big Pilot is an impressive watch that incorporates vintage 1930’s design into a practical, well designed iconic timepiece. If you like larger watches and have a good sized budget to spend, this is definitely worth adding to your shortlist.
Want to pull off a similar look to the IWC Big Pilot, but don’t have that sort of cash handy? Then, the Citizen Eco-Drive Avion is a great choice. Featuring a slightly smaller size of 45mm and also in stainless steel, this watch might be the sensible introduction to big watches you need before investing in something more expensive.
Walter White is a high school chemistry teacher, turned master crystal meth maker in the wildly popular 5 season AMC series Breaking Bad. Played by Bryan Cranston, Walter turns to drug manufacturing once he learns he has cancer and needs the money to pay for treatment and to provide for his struggling family.
Full of resentment for previous failures such as selling his share in a company he helped found for a measly $5,000 and finding it hard to get ahead and live the American dream, Walter’s morality can be questioned when he starts to make decisions based on pure greed long after he’s successfully fulfilled his original, relatively modest financial goals.
The shift towards the darker side throughout the seasons is part of the reason this series has proven to be so gripping, winning critical acclaim and numerous Emmy awards.
The Casio CA53W makes an early appearance, featuring prominently in the second episode of the first season in a car scene with Jesse Pinkman (see image above). This is perhaps the exact type of watch you’d expect from a no-frills chemistry teacher that values practicality above all else.
The Casio CA53W is a bit of a cult classic, but given Walter’s straight-forward approach to life at the beginning of the series, it’s pretty clear he wears this watch mainly as a practical tool.
Walter is given a Tag Heuer Monaco Chronograph as a gift for his 51st birthday by Jesse during the 4th episode in season 5. Jesse hands the watch to Walter whilst he is in a car, complete with the gift box. Walter later uses the watch as a symbol of trust during a one-sided conversation with a despondent Skyler:
“I want to show you something. See that watch. It was a birthday present. The person who gave me this present wanted me dead too. Not that long ago, he pointed a gun right between my eyes right here and he threatened to kill me. He changed his mind about me Skyler, and so will you.”
The last scene of the episode features Walter taking off the watch and leaving it on the bedside table as he undresses and goes to bed. The scene exits with an extreme close up of one of the dials showing the seconds ticking with a distinct ticking sound. It’s all rather ominous, with the watch playing a key role the sense that time is running out for something…
The Tag Heuer Monaco is a very iconic watch, with this particular model bearing a close resemblance with the watch worn by actor and racer Steve McQueen in the 1971 film La Mans.
We remember seeing Denzel Washington wearing a Suunto Core Ultimate Black in the first installment of The Equalizer. But there has been some heated controversy over whether the watch he wears in the second movie is actually the same model.In the Equalizer 2, the mysterious and elusive Robert McCall (Denzel) comes back to deliver the vigilante justice expected. This time, however, McCall’s past cuts especially close to home when thugs kill Susan Plummer — his best friend and former colleague. Now out for revenge, McCall must take on a crew of highly trained assassins who’ll stop at nothing to destroy him.
We get to see him using his stopwatch to check how long to complete his kills as he does in the original. Upon closer inspection, it does indeed look like the same trusty watch he used in the first movie -- the Suunto Core Ultimate Black. However, the stopwatch feature of Denzel’s watch looks different from the original Suunto. Here is a nice video that explains the differences between the original version and the one shown in the movie.
The watch itself is made to keep pace with a very energetic lifestyle. It features an array of gadgets perfect for those of us that are in the military, are super active, or have secret aspirations to stop assassins… The built in compass, depth measurement, altimeter & barometer will all come in handy during your (and my) next secret mission. The sleek black design camouflages well with most surroundings (other colors are also available). We certainly think it’s one of the better digital watches available today. So, despite the controversies over whether the stopwatch feature does actually belong to the Suunto Core or whether it’s digitally enhanced, we still think the Suunto Core Ultimate Black is a great option to consider for your next athletic watch. Vigilant justice is optional!!
TAG Heuer Link Chronograph in The Bourne Quadrilogy.Jason Bourne (Played by Matt Damon) wears a
Jason Bourne is the main protagonist in a series of novels written originally by Robert Ludlum, and then continued on Eric Van Lustbader on the event of Mr. Ludlum’s death.
In 2002 the first of the Jason Bourne novels -- The Bourne Identity -- was adapted to a featured film bearing the same name and staring Matt Damon as the titular anti-hero Jason Bourne. Bourne is the pseudonym of secret Treadstone agent David Webb, who suffers from a bout of amnesia and must work quickly to piece his life together.
After falling off the grid and losing his memory, Agent Webb loses contact with the CIA and his handler in the Treadstone program. They -- incorrectly -- assume that he has betrayed his country and send men after him. Webb himself thinks he is his cover identity -- Jason Bourne -- and doesn’t understand why people are after him.
Once he learns of his real identity and the massive overreach of the Treadstone program and the CIA, Bourne spends the rest of the series attempting to dismantle the agency, who in turn tries to destroy him.
Starting in that film and moving through the original trilogy (The Bourne Identity, Supremacy, & Ultimatum) and the latest fifth installment (Jason Bourne), Damon is seen wearing the same TAG Heuer Link Chronograph. Whilst Tag have never publicly endorsed or acknowledged the model used, it is believed the exact model worn by Bourne is the Tag Heuer Link CT1111.BA0550, which was only in production for a couple of years (circa 2001) and is regularly hunted down by watch collectors and Bourne fans alike, making this model of the Link difficult to find.
The TAG Heuer Link Chronograph is a clean, professional watch put out by the TAG Heuer company that looks to stack up against watches like the Omega Seamaster. The Link Chronograph features a 42mm stainless steel case and stainless band with a uniquely molded link, giving the watch a signature look.
The entire watch is stainless steel silver with a black face and silver lettering. The TAG Heuer logo is located at the twelve o’clock position. As the name states, it is a chronograph watch with chronograph functions. The chronographic complications include a twelve hour, sixty second, and 1/10th of a second hands located at the 10 o’clock, 6 o’clock, and 2 o’clock positions, respectively.
The watch also features an easy to read date complication between the 4 and 5 positions. All of the hour markers are silver ticks with luminescent dots above them, and smaller luminescent ticks that serve as minute markers. The bezel is unidirectional with a luminescent dot at the top position.
The Link Chronograph has a sapphire crystal that is glare and scratch resistant for easy reading and runs on a swiss quartz engine -- so it will require a battery, but won’t lose time like an automatic watch.
The TAG Heuer Link Chronograph that Jason Bourne wears is rated water resistance at a depth of 20 BAR/200Meters -- or 660 feet. It is rated for recreational scuba use and should be just fine to take swimming.
All in all, the TAG Heuer Link Chronograph is an impressive watch fit for use by impressive individuals such as Jason Bourne -- and you! And coming in at $2,485.00 it is about a third of the price you’d pay for a Bond watch!
The below scene of Jason escaping the embassy in the Bourne Identity is one of the best scenes to checkout the Tag Link in action!
The films center around retired assassin John Wick -- who just wants to be left alone after his wife dies, but keeps getting drawn back into the seedy underworld of assassins. The films take places within 4 days of each other, according to the writers and directors, and really tell one long story.
After Wick’s wife dies, he is given a puppy to keep him company. Between that and his car, he has enough to at least keep him occupied. That is, until some thugs steal his car and kill his dog. Wick goes on a rampage destroying a Russian mob boss and his entire family in revenge. In Chapter 2, word of John’s rampage gets around and causes some folks to come knocking, forcing him to pick up his guns again and shoot his way back to retirement.
In the movies, Wick is seen wearing a $8,695.00 . Carl F. Bucherer is a Swiss watch maker that is based in Lucerne and was founded in 1888. The Manero AutoDate is a beautiful brushed 18 karat rose gold watch with a 42mm case and a sapphire crystal.
This luxurious watch features the Carl F. Bucherer logo at the 12 o’clock position, and a date complication at the 3 o’clock position. The hands and indices are all made out of rose gold, with the hands having the distinction of being luminescent. The watch also features luminescent dot markers at each of the hour indices.
Because the watch features a self winding automatic engine (CFB 1950 caliber movement), the second hand sweeps the face instead of ticking. The watch is able to carry a reserve power of 38 hours, and is water resistant to 3 atmospheres (about 30 meters, or 100 feet).
The crystal sapphire is scratch resistant and comes with an anti-reflective coating on both sides to help cut out the glare during day use, making the watch easy and comfortable to read.
The strap is brown alligator leather with a rose gold pin and buckle. This beautiful watch is classy, stylish, and perfect for any assassin looking to leave an impression. This watch can be purchased on Amazon for $8,695.00 , and shipped directly to you, so you don’t need to go on a murderous rampage just to get one!
We know the dog scene is heartbreaking, so we loved seeing the dog get his revenge in the parody “Dog Wick” shown below. Go doggo!
It is not very often that a watch takes on such a big role in a movie. However, the character that Ryan Gosling plays in Drive is based on a very particular book character. The character is not someone that owns a lot, but he was passed down a great watch from his father that he treasured. Obviously, that means that the watch really needs to stand out in the film. The classic Patek Phillipe watch that Gosling is wearing in the film is absolutely the perfect choice.
This is not a watch that you can go out and buy, because it is not an actual model for sale. The actual watch is a very simple model, with a classic look and a brown leather strap. Gosling does not actually wear the original watch that much in the film because the intensity of the stunts would have broken it. There were a few replicas built to handle the stunts. The reason the watch stands out so much in the film is because it is very different from the big driving watches that are normally worn by stunt drivers. This is a simple looking, classic style watch that is very believable as something that would be passed from father to son.
This watch is small, which helps it complement the personality of the character because of his desire to keep things simple. There are very few features on the watch, though it does have a sub-dial with a seconds hand. The character in the movie has to keep track of five-minute time periods before criminals return to his car, which would make a chronograph function extremely useful for the work that he is doing.
Overall this is a watch that is focused on looking great and not being too flashy. Since it is a rather expensive timepiece, it is perfect to imagine it being a family heirloom and the character’s one truly prized possession. Since it is so crucial to Gosling’s character in the film, the watch truly takes on a shining role, which is incredible for such an understated piece of technology.
The reason this watch surprises many people, is because Denzel is playing a pilot, so it might be assumed that he is going to be wearing something more expensive and luxurious. Despite the fact that he is not strapped for cash, Whitaker is wearing a rather inexpensive Timex watch that is not too flashy. The watch itself is black, has a black strap and has the look of the classic, durable watch.
The Timex Expedition Rugged Analog T49831 is a watch that you can find easily that provides incredible style, durability, and performs well, but it is also incredibly affordable. This men’s watch from Timex is perfect for anybody that needs a watch that can endure tough work or spending time in the great outdoors. With its clear numbering on the outside for every 5 minute/second mark, and all of the even hours marked in bold white, you will never have any trouble checking the time.
With a digital date window to help you keep track of the day, luminous hands to help you see what time it is even in the darker lighting, and even more so the indiglo night light keeping it visible at all times. With a black resin case, a black resin strap, and a crisp buckle clasp, you can always count on it to be comfortable and durable under any circumstances.
The strap for the Timex Expedition Rugged Analog T49831 is 10” long and provides a nice fit for almost everyone. Its features include being water resistant for up to 50 meters, so it is great for swimming, or any other water related activities. I am sure that Denzel’s character did not want to think about landing a plane on water, but if he had to swim, he would have been prepared.
As was mentioned before, this watch is great for the adventures that life brings. One of the best ways that this watch lends itself to the person on the go is that beyond its durability, it also has great readability. With large numbering, a clear hour hand, minute hand, and second hand it has one of the easiest analog displays for anyone to read no matter what they are doing. Taking it one step further, this incredible and affordable watch is just as easy to read at night. Providing you with an indiglo night light and luminous hands, you can perfectly read this watch at night. This easy readability in the dark was probably another thing that a pilot like Whitaker enjoyed, and if you know that character, the easy readability was a must!
One thing that has not been mentioned yet is the rotating bezel feature on the Timex Expedition Rugged Analog T49831. This is great for anyone that needs to keep track of short periods of time easily, and with the simple analog reads on this watch you can do this easier than ever. It was likely a great feature for a pilot that needs to keep track of the time intervals involved in a flight. Since the watch is also water resistant for up to 50 meters, you might like the rotating bezel to help keep swimming times as well.This watch is clearly a wonderful and reliable option for someone looking for a clean and professional looking watch. The most surprising thing about the Timex Expedition Rugged Analog T49831 is that it is so incredibly affordable. You can find this watch for $32.00 and there is nothing better in the world of watches than finding one that performs at a high level and is not going to make your wallet too light. This watch is perfect for pretty much any budget, and because it is so incredibly durable, you are not going to have to replace it anytime soon.
In the movie, Reynolds plays Wilson, a mercenary who gets a cancer diagnosis shortly after falling in love. In order to save his own life and be with the woman he loves, he volunteers for a black-market operation to make himself a self-healing mutant. His healing factor fights the cancer and keeps him alive, but it also horribly disfigures him in the process and drives him mentally insane.
The character has a huge appeal on the internet for being a bit of a jackass and is known for continually breaking the fourth wall. This played out very well in the movie and made it insanely popular. So popular, in fact, it raked in $760,000,000 on a $50,000,000 budget.
In the movie, DeadPool can be spotted wearing a watch while in a cab with driver Dopinder.
This is sad to me because the watch he’s wearing is a kid’s Adventure Time watch. This is a quartz movement, plastic case, plastic or rubber strapped $20 timepiece. It’s made for kids under 10 years old who enjoy a cartoon.
But now, because it’s the “DeadPool watch“, you will be hard pressed to find one for less than . There is absolutely no quality to this watch. It was made to be worn by children who would, I assume, break it within a matter of months, whereupon it would be replaced easily by their parents because it’s just a cheap, plastic kids watch.
In fact, as one reviewer of the watch on Amazon points out, you can’t even swap the battery on it, you simply have to buy a new one when the battery dies. The reviewer also points out that his son had one of these watches, and it broke, and he can no longer replace it because the movie turned it into a novelty item.
The cheapest one I could find was on amazon (here).
If you’re looking to buy this watch for a cosplay, it may be worth it do you. It might be better to get a broken one off of eBay, or something similar though. If you’re looking for a watch for your children, this will unfortunately not be the one.
Mark Wahlberg wore a Suunto Vector in the 2007 action/conspiracy movie Shooter. Shooter was a 2007 action and conspiracy thriller based on the novel Point of Impact by Stephen Hunter. The movie is about Marine sniper Bob Lee Swagger who, after retirement, is contracted by the government to help protect the president from an assassination attempt. Swagger is told that a threat has been made on the President of the United States and that the government would like him to use his skills as a Marine sniper to predict where and how the assassination will take place. Bob does as he is contracted to do, only to realize that the assassination attempt was an inside job and he was being set up to take the fall for it.
Mark Wahlberg is an American musician, actor, director, and restaurateur. He was the front man of the hip-hop group “Marky Mark & The Funky Bunch” where he gained notoriety for the single Good Vibrations. Mark made his jump to acting in the 90s and early 2000s, appearing in Boogie Nights and the remake of Planet of the Apes. Mark a respected actor and takes on heavier action and drama roles, while occasionally rounding out the cast on larger blockbusters like Transformers: Age of Extinction. Mark is also a businessman and restaurateur , partnering with his brothers Donnie and Paul in the restaurant franchise Wahlburger.
According to Wikipedia, the Suunto Vector was the first outdoor watch to have an Altimeter, Barometer, and Compass – an “ABC” watch. The Vector was released in 1998 and stayed in production until 2015, when it was discontinued. The Vector is a 45mm watch that features digital-quartz movement and a digital display. As stated, it is an ABC watch with altimeter, barometer, and compass functions. The watch also features a weather trend display, altitude log, temperature indicator, and date/time functionality. The Suunto Vector is a great outdoor and sport watch that lived a long run and was favored by many.
If you’re looking for a great watch that has similar features, a similar style, and feel of the Vector, you may want to check out the Suunto Traverse
Jay Gatsby wore a Longines Evidenza. Or maybe he didn’t. Perhaps he wore a Rolex, or maybe a Patek Philippe, or a Gruen. And that’s sort of the point.
The Great Gatsby is F. Scott Fitzgerald’s magnum opus, a story about love, obsession, greed, and the roaring 20’s. The story follows Nick Carraway, an insurance salesman who moves to the fictional Long Island suburb of “West Egg“, and rents a modest house next to the mansion of a reclusive and mysterious millionaire. Carraway notices that the millionaire, rumored to be Jay Gatsby, throws lavish parties, but rarely attends them. Over the course of the summer, Nick is invited to one of Gatsby’s parties, where he meets the man himself. Gatsby says he recognizes Nick from their same division in WWI and confesses that he is in love with Nick’s cousin Daisy. In the end, we find that the money and parties and all of the extravagance with which the great Gatsby lives his life is all a ruse so that he can charm Daisy and make her fall in love with him.
To this end, we see a lot of extravagant wealth in Jay Gatsby’s life, but not a lot of it is finely detailed. Specifically, his watch is never mentioned. But because he’s a fictional character, you can imagine on him whatever watch you would think fits his persona.
Robert Redford took the role of Jay Gatsby to the big screen in 1974. In his depiction, Gatsby doesn’t wear a wristwatch at all. Instead, he wears a nice pocket watch, though we don’t really see it and have no way of knowing what kind of watch it really is.
Dicaprio’s take on Jay Gatsby wore another very plausible watch for the millionaire: A silver, square-faced art deco watch – a very JFK timepiece. Art Deco was a very popular style in the 1920’s that found it’s way into everything from architecture to interior design. The Art Deco style symbolized technology and progress, and later became intrinsically connected with opulent wealth. Because of this, it is very likely that Jay Gatsby, if he wore a wristwatch, would have worn an art deco style wristwatch.
The watch that Dicaprio wears in the movie, however, is not a real watch. There are multiple shots of the watch from which you should be able to identify it, but upon inspection the watch does not appear to have any brand markings or engravings. Other than the tallies and hands, in fact, the watch is completely blank and devoid of any kind of mark. Tiffany & Co., in conjunction with the movie, released a limited run “Jay Gatsby Collection” of men and women’s jewelry, but there was not a watch in the set.
If you’re looking for a similar watch to the one featured in the movie, we recommend the Longines Evidenza.