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!!
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
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.