There are many popular movies to watch with iconic watches in them. Catch Me If You Can is a fantastic movie with the great Leonardo DiCaprio being chased by FBI agent Tom Hanks for most of the movie. Although it is a bit hard to see which timepiece each is wearing it is pretty evident that they represent their characters they portray. DiCaprio plays a trickster that fakes his way through posing as a pilot, and then as a doctor and finally as a lawyer, all while passing bad checks.
He is wearing a watch with a black dial and black leather strap showing that he still thinks of himself as a worker as he out-thinks his longtime rival. Hanks is a no-nonsense FBI fraud investigator who has no sense of humor. He is wearing a simple and thin gold timepiece which seems undersized compared to most timepieces found today.
Popular Movies to Watch with Iconic Watches
The Alsta Nautoscaph Superautomatic was not only labeled as Shock Resistant but it says it is certified to 999 feet of water resistance on the dial. The timepiece has luminescent hands and hour markers and still has a 12, 9 and 6 which are similarly luminescent, along with a date aperture at 3 o’clock. The date window appears a bit too far to the edge but the rest of the timepiece is a beauty.
Jaws is one of the best movies ever made and even holds up if you rewatch it today, just under 50 years after it first hit the theaters.
The Godfather series was clearly one of the greatest trilogies ever created. Although the 3rd installment of the Godfather may have had some negative criticism particularly around Sofia Coppola’s acting, it still did well at the box office and the film was nominated for seven Academy Awards including Best Picture and Best Director. This timepiece though appeared in the highly acclaimed Godfather II, which won both Best Picture and Best Director, along with 4 other Academy Awards. It is arguably the greatest sequel ever for a movie.
The timepiece that Michael Corleone is wearing is a 35mm Omega Constellation Pie Pan in 14k yellow gold. It has gold hour markers and an effect which gives the dial a 3d effect around the edge. the bracelet is one of the most beautiful gold bracelets ever made with rows of 12 small interwoven links. Who would expect Michael Corleone to wear anything less spectacular.
Jason Bourne Series
Unless you have been living under a rock, you have undoubtedly seen the high energy Jason Bourne series of movies. If you like adventure and secret governmental intrigue involving a covert military training program making super assets (trained killers) that would be able to do whatever they are programmed to do, this is the movie for you.
Jason Bourne signed up for duty after his father’s death and was programmed to be one of the greatest and most dangerous CIA assets ever created. Given the name Jason Bourne, he took on the new identity but started to grow a conscience and sought to reclaim his lost memory of who he was and where he came from, all the while being chased by the same government that created him.
The Tag Heuer is a steel chronograph. It is spectacular in its beauty, with a tachymeter up to 500 mph and 3 dials and 2 pushers at 2 and 4 o’clock, similar to the Rolex Daytona.
Iron Man and Avengers Series
The Iron Man Movie series is arguably the best superhero movie series ever created. Clearly the first Ironman with Robert Downey Jr. in the role hit a powerful nerve with the audience. It earned nearly 600 million at the box office and literally kickstarted the entire Avenger’s series. Even if you are not a fan of superhero movies, this movie is infinitely watchable. It is one of the best origin stories ever caught on camera and the acting throughout is stellar. Robert Downey Jr. is Iron Man. Throughout the series he wears a number of watches including a Bvlgari Diagono Sport, a Bvlgari Big Bang and the above Bvlgari Diagono with Calendar and retrograde moonphase. This is a magnificent timepiece as it shows both the day of the week and week day in half moon crescents on either side of the timepiece.
Wall Street is a fantastic movie which has aged a bit but is still fun to re-watch (excuse the pun). Michael Douglas plays the crooked stock investor looking to get an edge on every single trade. If you haven’t seen this movie, this should be on your list. There is no question that Gekko lives high on the hog, with an expensive home on the beach, an early handheld cell phone in hand as he walks the beach and tells his new found stock broker to Wake Up And Get To Work. The Cartier is a beautiful timepiece with a black dial, and Roman Numerals for hour markers. The typical rectangle case is traditional Cartier.
In the follow up to the original Wall Street – the movie Wall Street – Money Never Sleeps, Shia LeBouf is wearing an IWC Portuguese Perpetual Calendar which we reviewed elsewhere. This is a beautiful timepiece. Although the second movie was not as well received as the first, it is an indication of how great the first movie was. It was perhaps the only finance movie (think “Boring”) that was exciting enough to warrant a sequel. Great story, great acting, and a now the real life 2008 financial crisis paved the way for a sequel that is worth watching on its own.