Watches are one of the products that have been a Hollywood mainstay for many movies. This year alone, the Omega watch plays a minor role in Christopher Nolan‘s World War II epic, Dunkirk.
The aforementioned watch, reference CK2129, is particularly worn by Tom Hardy‘s Farrier, a Spitfire pilot from the Royal Air Force (RAF). During one of the scenes, he can be seen using his watch to estimate the remaining fuel after his gauge is hit by enemy fire.
Apparently, the Omega CK2129 watch worn by Tom Hardy happens to be an authentic timepiece worn during the 1940s era. In fact, the watch was even delivered to Great Britain’s Ministry of Defense at the beginning of the World War II. This can be confirmed via an old order note (under “Client: 1150”) dated January 5, 1940, where 2,000 Omega CK2129 watches are intended for the RAF personnel. The watch is equipped with a rotating bezel that allows the RAF pilots to calculate flying times during flight missions.
Dunkirk is currently showing in the cinemas nationwide.