Tony Star wears the Bvlgari Men’s Diagono Chronograph in Iron Man.
Genius billionaire playboy philanthropist Tony Stark must obviously wear a pretty amazing watch, right? At first guess I assumed he wore a custom job, sort of like Bond’s TV watch, that would allow him to communicate with J.A.R.V.I.S., or control his Iron Man suits. But it turns out that he actually just wears a regular watch, and not even a particularly expensive one. That fits with Stark’s personality, though. He is incredibly wealthy, but very pragmatic. As an engineer he puts a value on function, and the Bvlgari Diagono Chronograph is the perfect blend of style and capability.
The Diagono Chronograph has a stainless steel case and comes standard with a black leather band. The watch features Arabic numerals to mark the 6 and 12 o’clock positions, with date displays between the 4 and 5 o’clock positions. Because it’s the Chronograph model, it has two sub-dials displaying 30 minutes and 60 seconds. The bezel is fixed stainless steel that is engraved with the Bulgari brand, “Bvlgari”. The watch is faced with scratch resistant, anti-reflective sapphire crystal. The Diagono Chronograph is rated water resistant at 30 meters (about 100 feet).
Tony Soprano (James Gandolfini) wore a Rolex Day-Date President in The Sopranos.
The Sopranos was an HBO hit series and was one of the first successful TV shows to get the audience to cheer on a villain as the main character. Without James Gandolfini’s amazing and award-winning work as Tony Soprano, we would never get to see amazing and complex characters in shows like Deadwood or Breaking Bad. I would even say that the show paved the way for lesser, but still popular successors, like Dexter Morgan.
Of course, running a top mafia family can be tough work, and you need a watch that is both durable and stylish. Something that is function as both a timepiece and a status symbol. Soprano had that in the $29,000.00 Rolex Day-Date President.Day-Date President is an 18 karat gold watch (band and casing) with an anti-reflective sapphire face over an analog display. The watch is automatic and self winding, never requiring batteries, and is rated to be waterproof at 100m (330 feet).
The watch carries a high price tag for several reasons. The sapphire crystal is quite an expensive way to face a watch, not to mention the fact that every visible surface of this particular watch is made from 18 karat gold. The Day-Date President features both the day and the date displayed at the 12 o’clock and 3 o’clock positions, respectively.
This is an exquisitely crafted and beautiful timepiece and one that’s well worth having in your collection – if you can afford it.
Macgyver was most commonly seen wearing the Timex Camper Watch.If you were a kid in the seventies, eighties, and early 90s, you probably loved Macgyver. The guy was known for being able to build anything he needed out of whatever was available to aid him in whatever situation he got trapped in. This ability of his has spawned all manner of ridiculous meme across the internet and even its own popular phrase: To “Macgyver” something together. Angus Macgyver was a secret government agent and scientist who solved problems with his swiss army knife, scientific resourcefulness, and a limitless supply of moxie.
The watch that was featured on his wrist most frequently was then called the Timex Military Field watch, but has since been rebranded as the “Timex Camper Watch“. The Camper Watch is a simple, 35mm plastic case watch with a nylon strap. The watch features quartz movement and an analog display powered by a single battery. Perhaps the most confusing aspect of this little timepiece is that it has a water glyph clearly printed on it, and is listed as a “rugged outdoor watch”, but is absolutely not water resistant. This is a perfect watch if you’re looking to dress up as Macgyver, or if you just need something quick and simple to get you through the day.
Denzel wears a Suunto Core All Black in The Equalizer.
The Equalizer is a movie adaptation of a novel and TV series by the same name starring Denzel Washington and Chloe Moretz.
Denzel plays Robert McCall, a former spy and hitman who faked his own death and quietly retired. He spends his nights reading at a small diner and engaging the patrons in conversation, one of whom is Alina, a prostitute. The Russian mob boss that “owns” Alina beats her so bad that she’s put in the ICU, sending McCall on a mission of revenge. It is an absolutely amazing movie and spawned a solid sequel (including a controversy over the exact watch worn by Denzel).
The Suunto Core All Black is a men’s digital athletic watch. The watch itself is made to keep pace with a very energetic lifestyle. Featuring a built in altimeter, barometer, and compass, it’s the perfect choice if you’re in the military, or happen to be a retired assassin with a heart of gold. The design is sleek, modern and has an easy to ready detailed aluminium bezel. However, the watch is digital, which means that you will inevitably have to replace the battery after the factory supplied one eventually wears out.
We are big fans of the entire Suunto Core range for those that are after a robust, feature packed watch, but don’t want to break the bank on one purchase.
The stopwatch in the movies use a large number display as shown above. Your Suunto Core All Black won’t have this exact display, but you will have the luxury of having several other features displayed within the stopwatch setting.