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|
|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,
Next up, is Sly’s first appearance with a Panerai Logo in “Daylight”.
|Release Date:||December 6th, 1996|
|Starring:||Sylvester Stallone, Amy Brenneman, Viggo Mortensen, Dan
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
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”.
|Release Date:||March 14th, 2001|
|Writer:||Ed Horowitz, Richard D'Ovidio|
|Starring:||Steven Seagal, DMX, Isaiah Washington, Jill Hennessy, Anthony
Michael Jai White
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!
|Release Date:||October 11, 2002|
|Screenwriter:||Luc Besson, Robert Mark Kamen|
|Starring:||Jason Statham, Shu Qi, Francois Berleand, Ric Young, Doug Rand|
|Studio:||20th Century Fox|
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|
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|
|Writer:||Helen Fielding, Andrew Davies, Richard Curtis|
|Starring:||Renée Zellweger, Hugh Grant, Colin Firth, Jim
Broadbent, Embeth Davidtz,
|Two Weeks Notice|
|Release Date:||December 20th, 2002|
|Starring:||Sandra Bullock, Hugh Grant, Alicia Witt, Mark Feuerstein, Dana Ivey, Robert Klein|
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".
|Release Date:||September 26th, 2003|
|Writer:||James Vanderbilt, Kario Salem|
|Starring:||The Rock, Seann William Scott, Christopher Walken, Rosario Dawson, Jon Gries|
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?
|Release Date:||June 13th, 2003|
|Writer:||Ron Shelton, Robert Souza|
|Starring:||Harrison Ford, Josh Hartnett, Martin Landau, Lolita
Davidovich, Eric Idle,
Robert Wagner, Dwight Yoakam