Buying Time: Time for Action

The pairing of movie screen legends with legendary timepieces is a match made for Hollywood. Whether escaping danger at the last second, timing the perfect caper, or creating the perfect look for style or adventure, timepieces have played a pivotal role on the silver screen for ages. From James Bond to Bruce Wayne, Hollywood’s most […]

Buying Time: Time for Action
June 20, 2014

The pairing of movie screen legends with legendary timepieces is a match made for Hollywood. Whether escaping danger at the last second, timing the perfect caper, or creating the perfect look for style or adventure, timepieces have played a pivotal role on the silver screen for ages. From James Bond to Bruce Wayne, Hollywood’s most iconic characters always have the perfect watch for drama, intrigue, romance, and elegance.

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Breitling Avenger II GMT

As Seen In … Blood Diamond

Leonardo DiCaprio captured the sheer grit and determination of Danny Archer in the movie Blood Diamond. The massive Breitling Chrono Avenger he wore for the role was fashioned with a rugged leather strap, a fitting detail that matched the movie’s savannah setting. The self-winding chronograph movement is housed in a stainless steel case with every feature geared towards toughness. A screw-locked crown, 150g weight with cambered sapphire glass, and double sealer gaskets ensure the watch is ready to perform in any conditions.
/ $5,490
Tourneau Century City

 

 

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Bulgari Diagono Chronograph

As Seen In … Iron Man

The Diagono Collection prides itself on the cutting edge research used to produce a technologically advanced timepiece. This chronograph combines a ceramic bezel with a rubber strap and a highly polished stainless steel case and lugs, creating a sturdy sport watch which can still be worn with a suit. Before Robert Downey Jr.’s Tony Stark has a chance to jump into his suit of iron or a board meeting at Stark Industries, the 42 mm case stands out perfectly on his wrist and represents the perfect duality of the Iron Man character.
/ $8,750
Westime Los Angeles

 

 

jlc

Jaeger LeCoultre Reverso Grande Taille

As Seen In … Batman Begins

The modern Batman portrayed by Christian Bale is one of the toughest and darkest action heroes in Modern Hollywood. But before the bat suit is donned, the fabulously wealthy Bruce Wayne wears the epitome of understated elegance on his wrist. The JLC Reverso is a marvel of engineering with an understated design. The well-constructed movement has a simple face with a folding and fully customizable case back for which JLC offers a personalized engraving service. The design, conceived in the 1930s, was originally created to protect the watch during polo matches, or in this case, Christopher Nolan’s action scenes.
/ $7,650
Polacheck’s Calabasas

 

 

omega

OMEGA Seamaster Planet Ocean 600M

As Seen In … Skyfall

The most prolific and dramatic action character of all time is the suave and debonair James Bond. Since Pierce Brosnan took over the role in 1995, the OMEGA Seamaster has graced the wrist of 007 for everything from cliffhanging action to impeccable style. Nearly 20 years later, the 42 mm Seamaster 600 M actually comes in a 007 model with engraved rifle barreling on the rear of the case to mirror the opening credits of the Bond movies. The versatility of the watch provides flawless performance from the depths of the oceans to the casino floors of Shanghai—and always looks perfect for every occasion.
/ $5,500
Omega Westfield Topanga

 

 

 

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Rolex Deep Sea Dweller

As Seen In … Argo

No film in the last few years has tracked time with more suspense than Argo. Ben Affleck brilliantly portrayed Tony Mendez, the time-strapped CIA operative who risked everything to free the lives of numerous American hostages in the nick of time. For this role only the largest Rolex was the perfect fit, having graced the arms of so many deep sea divers whose every minute under water was mission critical. Although Affleck’s character may not have needed the patented helium release valve, the certified Swiss chronometer movement perfectly timed the hostages’ escape.
/ $12,050
Gearys Rodeo Drive

 

 

 

Hublot’s “Soccer Bang”

  • Official watch of the 2014 FIFA World Cup
  • Bi-Retrograde Chronograph allows you to track all game periods including halftime and stoppage time.hublot
  • Hands move back and forth across the top arc
  • of the dial returning to start at lightning speed
  • 45.5 mm case creates a real statement as well as conventional timekeeping.
  • Includes the Hublot multi-strap quick-change system known as “one click”
  • Green and yellow face accents pay tribute to the host country of Brazil
  • Production limited to 100 models in 18k gold and 200 in black ceramic

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