Welcome to the Paneristi 'Panerai in the Movies' Page!


Our favorite watch has a filmography that many actors would be jealous of!

Because of that, we’ve decided to devote a page to Panerai in the Movies.

Let’s face it, most of us are going to see more Panerais in movies, magazines and TV than in ‘the wild’. In some cases, people will see a Panerai in a movie before they ever see one in person. Here are screen captures (many thanks to Kiril for his phenomenal work!) from some of the most famous movies our favorite watches have appeared in.

So, grab some popcorn, dim the lights and Enjoy!


Starting us off of course is the movie where a Panerai Luminor Marina actually had a scene before the leading actor! Though newly elected Governor Schwarzenegger actually received his Panerai as a gift from Sylvester Stallone, his movie “Eraser” actually showcased a Panerai before any of Sly’s.

  Release Date: June 21st, 1996
  Director: Chuck Russell
  Writer: Tony Puryear, Walon Green, Michael S. Chernuchin
  Starring: Arnold Schwarzenegger, James Caan, Vanessa L. Williams, James Coburn,
Robert Pastorelli, James Cromwell, Danny Nucci, Andy Romano, Nick Chinlund,
Michael Papajohn, Joe Viterelli, Mark Rolston, John Slattery, Robert Miranda,
Roma Maffia
  Studio: Warner Bros.
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Next up, is Sly’s first appearance with a Panerai Logo in “Daylight”.


Release Date:  December 6th, 1996
  Director: Rob Cohen
  Writer: Leslie Bohem
  Starring: Sylvester Stallone, Amy Brenneman, Viggo Mortensen, Dan Hedaya,
Jay O. Sanders, Karen Young, Claire Bloom, Vanessa Bell Calloway,
Renoly Santiago, Colin Fox, Danielle Harris, Trina McGee-Davis,
Marcello Thedford, Sage Stallone, Jo Anderson
  Studio: Universal Pictures
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As Panerais grew in popularity, even rap stars gave up the traditional “bling-bling” for the Italian dive watches. Though not in the beginning of the movie, DMX showcases his own Panerai 40 mm Automatic Marina very much like the opening scene in “Eraser” in the his movie, “Exit Wounds”.

Exit Wounds
  Release Date:  March 14th, 2001
  Director: Andrzej Bartkowiak
  Writer: Ed Horowitz, Richard D'Ovidio
  Starring: Steven Seagal, DMX, Isaiah Washington, Jill Hennessy, Anthony Anderson,
Michael Jai White
  Studio: Warner Bros.
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UK actor Jason Stratham is a very big Panerai fan. Though Panerai enthusiasts were aghast that his Panerai fell victim to Hollywood's artistic license (the opening scene showing Jason's chronograph portrays it as an "alarm watch"), you can hear him comment with pride about the watch during the scene's commentary on "The Transporter" DVD. I don't think he's kidding either because it looks as if he never took the watch off during the movie! A 'must-see' scene is the 'oil fight'. How his watch survived that scene is anybody's guess!

The Transporter

Release Date:  October 11, 2002
  Director: Cory Yuen
  Screenwriter: Luc Besson, Robert Mark Kamen
  Starring: Jason Statham, Shu Qi, Francois Berleand, Ric Young, Doug Rand
  Studio: 20th Century Fox
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Jason Stratham's enthusiasm about his Panerai earned "The Italian Job" an honorable mention. Though the watch doesn't appear in the movie, check out the behind the scenes pictures where again, the watch doesn't seem to leave his wrist!

The Italian Job

Release Date: May 30th, 2003
  Director: F. Gary Gray
  Writer: Donna Powers, Wayne Powers
  Starring: Mark Wahlberg, Edward Norton, Charlize Theron, Christina Cabot, Mos Def
  Studio: Paramount Pictures
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Notorious for being a Panerai fan (among other things), Hugh Grant has been seen wearing his Panerai in magazines, on TV interviews and the like. He didn't leave the Panerai home for "Bridget Jones' Diary" or "Two Weeks Notice".

Bridget Jones' Diary 

Release Date: April 13, 2001
  Director: Sharon Maguire
  Writer: Helen Fielding, Andrew Davies, Richard Curtis
  Starring: Renée Zellweger, Hugh Grant, Colin Firth, Jim Broadbent, Embeth Davidtz,
Gemma Jones
  Studio: Miramax/Universal
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Two Weeks Notice  

Release Date: December 20th, 2002
  Director: Marc Lawrence
  Writer: Marc Lawrence
  Starring: Sandra Bullock, Hugh Grant, Alicia Witt, Mark Feuerstein, Dana Ivey, Robert Klein
  Studio: Warner Bros.
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Pro-Wrestler turned actor Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson has become a Paneristi as well. He's been seen on the cover of GQ wearing his Panerai as well as in "The Rundown".

The Rundown

Release Date: September 26th, 2003
  Director: Peter Berg
  Writer: James Vanderbilt, Kario Salem
  Starring: The Rock, Seann William Scott, Christopher Walken, Rosario Dawson, Jon Gries
  Studio: Universal Pictures
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Josh Hartnett can be seen wearing a Marina Base on an old style Velcro strap in "Hollywood Homicide". Maybe he'll get Harrison Ford to convert from Ebel?

Hollywood Homicide

Release Date: June 13th, 2003
  Director: Ron Shelton
  Writer: Ron Shelton, Robert Souza
  Starring: Harrison Ford, Josh Hartnett, Martin Landau, Lolita Davidovich, Eric Idle,
Robert Wagner, Dwight Yoakam
  Studio: Columbia Picures
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