While movie stars get their awards for best performances in comedy and drama, we’d like to award four iconic watches. These timepieces
lend perfect finishing touches to complete the looks of our beloved (or very much the opposite) characters in movies.
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Corum Ladies Diamond Watch[/caption]
Seiko timepiece on still popular Predator
We start with a science-fiction film that is currently in theaters Nationwide. Produced by 20th Century Fox, the Predator series started in 1987, leading to two sequels. In the first movie Arnold Schwarzenegger rocks Seiko H558 5009.
Production of the Seiko H558 5009 began in March 1983. This Seiko timepiece was the first dive watch to feature a digital alarm chronograph with combination analog display. Today, you can find this and other great vintage Seiko watches at reputable vintage dealers.
Time travel with Casio
The watch actor Michael J. Fox relies on in the science fiction sequel Back To The Future is in fact a watch-calculator. This affordable Casio model--CA53W Twincept Databank--has an eight digit calculator, is water resistant to a depth of 100 metres, and has auto calendar and alarm.
If you’re going to time-travel with an unpiloted professor, you might want to have something that is associated with order, if not a source of sanity, to be within your reach, won’t you?
The battle of times, so to speak: Rolex vs Omega
Nowadays, most people assume Omega was always a watch of dashing 007 choice. In reality however, the very first James Bond portrayed by Sean Connery, Dr No (1962) was wearing a Rolex Submariner. Sean’s character continued to wear variations of the Submariner in the next three James Bond films: From Russia with Love (1963), Goldfinger (1964) and Thunderball (1965). The man who created the character, Ian Fleming, loved his Rolex Explorer. Inevitably, Bond films feature created by Ian character wearing Rolex.
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Rolex Precision Chronometere Vintage Watch[/caption]
Only in 1995 Omega became James Bond’s official watch supplier, starting with Pierce Brosnan’s Golden Eye. Brosnan’s James Bond was wearing Omega Seamaster Professional 300M in the film.
The insane and out of proportion success of Doctor Strange movie that was released in 2016 brought Jaeger-LeCoultre into a spotlight. Benedict Cumberbatch’s character Dr. Stephen Strange seems to be glued to his Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Ultra Thin Perpetual. He’s seen wearing the watch throughout the film.
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Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Duo Day Night Gold Watch[/caption]
This wasn’t the first time Jaeger-LeCoultre timepiece got the well-deserved attention though. Two decades ago Jaeger-LeCoultre watch complemented a character’s style in the Batman movies: Jaeger-LeCoultre
Reverso Grande Taille was worn by Val Kilmer when he played the character in the 1995 film Batman Forever, and Christian Bale wore Jaeger-LeCoultre watch
in Batman Begins, released in 2005. In The Dark Knight Rises, released in 2012, Christian’s character was rocking the Grande Reverso Ultra Thin Tribute to 1931.
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Jaeger Lecoultre Hermes Gold Travel Clock[/caption]