If you found yourself staring at the wrist of your favorite movie character, trying desperately to discover the name of the watch he or she wears, your diagnosis is more than easy. You are deeply in love with timepieces. Yes, it is pretty addictive, but be relaxed. The worst that could happen to you is losing the clue what the movie is about. In most cases, you will catch the story later. Well, unless you watch Inception. I have already discovered - Leonardo DiCaprio wears Tag Heuer Carrera Automatic. So, watch that movie carefully!
There are so many watchmakers that profited greatly from the roles in films, taking the most from their close links with movie stars. Sometimes, it is pretty clear that a watch on the actor's wrist means nothing more than advertising. In other cases, timepieces are used for art purposes. Agents, spies, soldiers, super-heroes, detectives, criminals,Ulysse Nardin Replica Watches seducers, businessmen, family men... their strong characters and personal images are something that we remember long after the final sequence and wristwatches are usually very important parts of these characters, as well as cars they ride and clothes they wear.
The element of time is crucial for every story. Directors use it smartly to increase tension and create dramatic ending. A countdown clock on the explosive mechanism "plays" a bad guy role and what would a hero do without precise information about time. Just try to imagine what the world would look like if Omega did not produce such accurate Seamasters for James Bond. In Quantum of Solace, Daniel Craig wears Seamaster Planet Ocean 600 m Chronometer which is powered by a superb in-house Co-Axial Caliber 2500 self-winding mechanism. Beside its great performances, the refined sport elegance of Omega's signature timepiece completes the perfect outfit of the world's most famous spy which neither girl can resist.
If the American Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences brought in the award for the best timepiece in movies, this great diving model with amazing water-resistance up to 600 meters would probably be the best one in the Spy/Agent category, ahead of Ulysse Nardin Replica Watches Submariner Date and Tudor Heritage Chrono watches that agents William Brandt (played by Jeremy Renner) and Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) wear in Mission Impossible 4. Ulysse Nardin Replica Watches Submariner was also a choice of Sean Connery (in the legendary Bond's adventure From Russia with Love),Hublot replica watches Gabriel Byrne (in Usual Suspects), Robert De Niro (in Killer Elite), Sharon Stone (in Sphere) as well as a choice of Denzel Washington in his role of the US Army officer in Courage under Fire.
Although it looks pretty cool, the Hamilton Ventura does not have any chance among such a tough competition. I saw it for the first time on the wrist of Will Smith while he was saving the planet from bugs in the movie Men in Black, but this model actually debuted on a big screen in Blue Hawaii, Elvis Presley's film from 1961. (Elvis wore his personal Ventura from 1957, with a stainless steel case and a black leather strap.)