What watch does Denzel Washington wear in The Equalizer?

Last Updated: July 16, 2016
Written by Elise Tigner

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).

Denzel Equalizer Suunto Core All Black

The stopwatch in the movies use a large number display as shown below. 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. 

Denzel Equalizer Watch Suunto Core All Black

Here's a good overview of how the stopwatch of the Suunto Core used in the Equalizer movies differs from one you can buy:

Casio Edifice EF527D-1AV

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 aluminum 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.


  • Movement: Quartz
  • Crystal: Mineral
  • Case: Composite
  • Case size: 49mm
  • Band material: Elastomer
  • Water resistance: 30m (100ft)
  • Weight: 64g (2.26 ounces)
  • Operating temperature: -5F to 140F


  • Barometer, altimeter & compass
  • Sunrise & sunset
  • Storm alert
  • Stopwatch - albeit slightly different from the one shown in Equalizer movies


  • Packed with ABC functions
  • Easy to read
  • Robust for active lifestyles
  • Good battery life


  • No GPS

4 comments on “What watch does Denzel Washington wear in The Equalizer?”

  1. No, it's not the Ultimate, it's a core all black. The Ultimate has no cut-outs around the perimeter. Look carefully at the movie still. Nor is it the X-lander, it only says "comp" the core days "compass"
    Look more carefully, it produces more precision.

    1. Thanks for the clarification Tango! Upon closer inspection you're indeed correct. It's the Core All Black, not the Ultimate as we originally thought. We've updated the article to feature the Suunto Core. Appreciate the comment.

  2. Suuntu missed the gravy train not having the large number stopwatch feature. If they could have offered the same watch as the Equalizer, they could have doubled their price and sales easily. There are a lot of people who bought the Core All Black because of the Equalizer connection, but are pissed because it does not have the same stopwatch feature as in the movie.

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