Fit for a superhero: Marvel watch spotting with the cast of The AvengersZach Blass
In honour of the latest Marvel Universe installment Black Widow hitting cinemas and Disney+ Premier today, we decided to compile a list of some of our favorite watches worn by The Avengers cast. Like their roles in the films, the spectrum of watches are diverse, ranging from top-tier brands like Patek Philippe and Rolex to smaller independents like Urwerk. Scroll down to discover their various horological superpowers
Robert Downey Jr. – Urwerk ref. UR-110RG
Robert Downey Jr has a very eclectic and compelling watch collection with too many pieces to list in this story. But if there is any watch that embodies the spirit of genius billionaire Tony Stark it is a creation from Urwerk – watches known for their highly futuristic and technical aesthetics. The UR-110RG was hand-selected by Robert Downey Jr to be worn in Spiderman: Homecoming, and was later auctioned off for charity.
Chris Hemsworth – Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Self-winding Chronograph ref. 26331OR.OO.1220OR.01
Former? TAG Heuer ambassador Chris Hemsworth dropped the hammer when he was caught partying wearing an Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Self-winding Chronograph ref. 26331OR.OO.1220OR.01. Perhaps Chris was competing with his brother Liam, who can also be seen in the photo wearing a rose gold Rolex Daytona ref. 116505.
Dave Bautista – Panerai Luminor Marina ref. OP 6580 PAM140 (Limited Edition of 400 pieces.)
Among the list of men I would never want to get into the ring with, Dave Bautista ranks right at the top. Previously known for pummelling his WWE opponents with a Bautista Bomb, the former professional wrestler made the jump to Hollywood – landing a role as Drax the Destroyer. When it comes to his tree-trunk wrists, Bautista has been spotted wearing a yellow gold Panerai Luminor Marina ref. OP 6580 PAM140, the 44mm diver that leverages the storied Italian brand’s robust iconic framework in a precious metal befitting of a Hollywood superstar.
Chris Pratt – Rolex Daytona ref. 116500LN with a white dial
Celebrities are equally susceptible to Daytonamania, and on The Ellen Show Chris Pratt was spotted wearing the highly in demand Rolex Daytona ref. 116500LN with a white dial, a watch with a secondhand premium that continues to rocket. Andrew seems to think Pratt’s wrist dwarfs the 40mm watch, but I vehemently disagree – perhaps due to the fact I want to erase any incentive for the Crown to scale up the coveted chronograph.
Tom Holland – Patek Philippe Aquanaut ref. 5167/R (among others)
Off the silver screen, your friendly neighborhood Spiderman, Tom Holland, is known to sport a Patek Philippe Aquanaut on his wrist – a watch also notably worn by fellow Brit and musical legend Sir Paul McCartney. Commonly on the red carpet, he can be seen wearing his 5167/R – a beautiful rose and chocolatey take on Patek’s most casual collection. Holland loves the Aquanaut so much he has also been seen wearing the 5168G in a more stealthy white gold case with an eye-catching midnight blue dial. If the Aquanaut is not your bag, he’s also been recently spotted wearing the new Rolex Submariner Kermit. Moral of the story: Tom Holland, while the youngest Avengers star, has a serious watch collection.
Chris Evans – IWC Portugieser Chronograph ref. IW371610
Recently spotted on the wrist of Adrien Brody, the man with “America’s ass” also boasts the sporty yet elegant IWC Portugieser Chronograph ref. IW371610. The watch really suits Chris Evans. As someone who is athletic but graceful, Evans and the IWC Portugieser Chronograph ref. IW371610 are a perfect pairing. He has also been found wearing other IWC references such as the Portofino, as well as fellow Richemont brand Montblanc.
Paul Rudd – Jaeger-LeCoultre Polaris Date ref. 9068670
Lovable comedic actor Paul Rudd transitioned to the superhero world to assume the role of Ant-Man, bringing along his wit and charm to nail the part. He has certainly come along way since being Phoebe’s girlfriend in Friends. One watch Rudd has been captured wearing is the Jaeger-LeCoultre Polaris Date, a 42mm diver on a rubber strap that meets flush to the case. It is yet another instance where the watch really suits the man wearing it, fun on the surface while technically faceted beneath.
Mark Ruffalo – Harry Winston Midnight Retrograde Second Automatic 42mm
No, unfortunately Mark Ruffalo has not been photographed wearing the Rolex Submariner Hulk – that would just be too good to be true. But while presenting at the Oscars, Ruffalo was seen wearing a Harry Winston Midnight Retrograde Second Automatic 42mm with a silver-toned dial. The muted aesthetic is a perfect pairing for formalwear, but is livened up a bit thanks to the retrograde seconds complication.
Scarlett Johansson – Rolex Lady-Datejust 28
Saving the best for last, the Black Widow superstar has been caught wearing a yellow Rolseor Rolex Lady-Datejust ref. 279173 with a champagne dial outfitted with diamond hour indices. While the reference does not follow my golden Datejust rule of fluted bezel/jubilee bracelet and smooth/oyster, the fluted bezel works when you consider the fact that diamonds are present on the dial. The classic reference looks right at home on Johansson’s wrist and its versatile aesthetic and robust build makes it capable of being worn in any setting.