Every now and then, I’m bringing you some details I noticed from the movies we watch. The latest I wanted to write about is Parker – the movie – and Jason Statham’s watch in the movie. On his character’s wrist. The movie is not a very branding – discrete one – not that one would expect it to be, when the cast involves Jason Statham and Jennifer Lopez – brand names popping here and there, be it in the character’s speech (like Jennifer Lopez’ Leslie character wearing Elie Tahari suits) or the repetitive scenes.
One of the repetitive scenes in question involved a certain timepiece that Parker, Jason Statham’s character either checks or ostentatiously places on a table right in the middle of a key scene.
Well, Jason Statham’s Parker / Daniel Parmitt’s watch is a Richard Mille RM 011. More specifically, the new RM 011 silicon nitride version.
Jason Statham is clearly a smart choice for Richard Mille’s new cutting edge timepiece as it focuses on excellence and performance in extremely rough wear conditions. Pretty much like his Parker movie character is trying to show us. As usually, I won’t take you through any of the plot’s twists because I clearly dislike spoilers, but I can tell you this much: this particular Richard Mille watch helps defining a certain rich, adventurous persona in the movie who goes through a lot of trouble to protect his principles.
Let’s take a moment to concentrate on the watch: the Richard Mille RM 011 in silicon nitride is another one of the brand’s innovative moves in the world of timepieces. Silicon Nitride, a material normally used in engine parts or even for NASA’s space shuttle engines, has very interesting abilities to reduce friction while significantly increasing speed and weighting considerably less.
As such, this new RM 011 watch has a more impressive description than all of Jason Statham’s action moves packed into a fast forward review. 18 – carat gold, titanium details, flyback chronograph with 60-minute countdown timer, 55 hours of power reserve: nice suit for a $100,000 watch, huh? (images richardmille)