Lavish Hollywood blockbusters are an opportunity to experience the biggest and best of everything; from haute couture clothing to the finest sports cars available on the market. Another essential on the must have list of the rich and the famous is of course the luxury wrist watch- an important part of A- list attire both on and off screen.
Hollywood movie stars rely on complicated models or extremely accurate quartz timepieces with digital displays loaded with a variety of functions to help them to safety in even the stickiest of situations. More than decorative functions, wristwatches also reveal more about a character’s personality and social status.
Here’s what your favourite on screen spy, hero and not to be messed with leading lady favour to wear on their wrist.
A lifelong fan of the Italian brand Panerai, Sylvester Stallone is proud to wear the watches both in real life and during the more trialling situations his on screen personas come up against. In fact, Sylvester’s love of the brand can be held responsible for creating great demand in Hollywood. The Panerai Luminor Marina as seen in the fourth instalment of Rambo is the perfect accessory for a heroic star requiring a combination of practicality and camouflage when confronted with danger.
Before becoming Agent J and defending the earth from an alien invasion, the loveable character played by Will Smith showed his more relaxed, fashionable side by wearing a Breitling chronograph. Between Breitlings and the infamous flashing neuralyzer, Will Smith sure knew his gadgets in Men in Black.
Making an appearance in two of Angelina’s iconic action thrillers, the Tissot T-Touch is tough and technologically advanced enough for both Lara Croft and a leading undercover assassin. The watch is the ideal fit in the thrilling and dynamic environment of an action movie, never lost amongst the incredible stunts and state of the art special effects.
Daniel Craig in Casino Royale
No list would be worth mentioning without discussing James Bond. Before Bond even came to the big screen the love affair between the world’s most famous spy and the wristwatch was well documented in the novels. Once a lover of all things Rolex, the more modern Bond is often seen proudly displaying an Omega. Daniel Craig chose to wear the Omega Seamaster Professional & Seamaster Planet Ocean in Casino Royale.
These unique and extravagant timepieces may not be within your budget but that doesn’t mean you can’t dream of owning one. Which would you most want to add to your collection?