Watches worn by Al Pacino on the big screen Watches worn by Al Pacino on the big screen

Watches worn by Al Pacino on the big screen

Nick Gould

As promised in the article on Robert De Niro and his watches in film, we are following up with watches worn by Al Pacino. Pacino is best known for his roles as Detective Vincent Hanna in Heat, Cuban gangster Tony Montana in Scarface, Lieutenant Colonel Frank Slade in Scent of a Woman, and Mafia don Michael Corleone in The Godfather trilogy. He won the Academy Award for Best Actor for 1992’s Scent of a Woman.

In terms of watches in films, Pacino has had some interesting timepieces occupying his wrist. In Scarface, the watch Pacino wore has received the most attention, in regards to which particular timepiece it was. The consensus is that it’s an Omega La Magique. This is a quartz timepiece featuring a gold case, with a clear dial and “mystery hands”.

After doing some further research, I don’t think it is actually the Omega, since the watch Pacino wears has a crown at the 3 o’clock position and the La Magique does not. The dial also differs to the La Magique, since only a small portion of the dial is clear while surrounded by the rest of the case, compared to the Omega, which has a black dial around the transparent centre. This watch I can’t positively attribute to a maker.

watches worn by Al Pacino

In Heat, Pacino as LAPD detective Vincent Hanna sports a Bulgari Diagono chronograph. It is an odd choice of timepiece for a detective, in my opinion, but nonetheless still cool. We get a very clear shot of the watch on the wrist during a major shootout between the police and the crew of robbers led by Robert De Niro. The distinctive engraved Bvlgari Bvglari bezel pops out at you right away.

watches worn by Al Pacino

In the thriller 88 Minutes, the iconic TAG Heuer Monaco is worn by Pacino’s character, a retired Forensic psychiatrist. The Monaco was made famous by Steve McQueen, who wore one in the 1971 racing film Le Mans. The model worn by Pacino is a modern version, featuring a 12-hour chronograph on a stainless-steel linked bracelet.

watches worn by Al Pacino