If there’s one accessory we’re allowed to obsess over, it’s the watch. Today, Luxury Safes present you some unique watches that made history in Hollywood.

As you know, the great movies create an imagined world in our minds and make a lot of things famous, including wrist watches. They become famous watches as their human counterpart stars, enjoy and share the legacy of the films they adorn.

Any timepiece chosen for a movie must be an iconic watch and should say a lot about the character, its lifestyle choices, and personality. The same happens with us. For those reasons, in the fictional world, it’s just as important to get it right. Look to this example: for James Bond, wearing an obscenely flashy timepiece from a luxury brand is vital to the storyline as his dalliance with a femme fatale. Beside this, it also improves his luxury lifestyle and can distinguish him from other men.

For watch lovers, part of the appeal of classic movies is the opportunity they give to gaze upon some of the most iconic timepieces and unique watches ever made. Take a look at some famous watches in movies that will surprise you, for sure.

 

1. Rolex Submariner ref. 5513 – “Licence to Kill” (1989)

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In the film, the Rolex can be seen on Bond’s wrist in a scene where he’s behind the wheel of a tanker truck during a car chase in Mexico. The watch didn’t come out totally unscathed. The timepiece was damaged during the stunt scene. The unique watch became famous and came with a book on the making of the movie, a soundtrack album, and a certificate of authenticity from the film company, EON Productions.

 

See also: The Most Popular Rolex Watches

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2. Rolex Submariner Ref. 6538 – “Dr. No” (1962)

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Sean Connery introduced James Bond when he appeared in the first installment of the iconic series in 1962’s, “Dr. No”. Connery wore a Rolex Submariner ref. 6538 on the big screen while tracking down the mysterious Dr. No bent on destroying the U.S. space program. This unique watch, which was first produced sometime around 1953, would go on accompanying Connery as Bond on his missions in “From Russia with Love”, “Goldfinger”, and “Thunderball”.

 

3. The Gold WWI Lancet – “Pulp Fiction” (1994)

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The “Gold Watch” scene from “Pulp Fiction” is truly one of the great movie moments of the ’90s. Among a collage of punched-up scenes, it stands out for its surprising dark humor and Christopher Walken’s captivating monologue. The gold WWI Lancet trench watch is continuing memorable.

 

4. Tag Heuer Monaco – “Le Mans” (1971)

 

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Every year, luxury brands come out with new collections referencing Steve McQueen’s style. Tag Heuer, however, is the only one that can lay claim to having laid its hands-on McQueen’s wrist in one of the most famous automotive racing films of all time.

 

5. Breitling Chrono Avenger – “Blood Diamond” (2006)

 

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Starring as Danny Archer, Leonardo DiCaprio sported a 44 mm titanium Breitling Chrono Avenger with a brown leather strap and black dial. The Chrono Avenger accompanied Archer as he braved the conflict zones of the Sierra Leone to fight warlords. With this adventure, this timepiece is looked as a unique watch for warriors and for people who like to live exclusive experiences.

 

See also: The Most Popular Rolex Watches

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