Rolex Reel Time: 7 Times We See Rolex Watches On-Screen




It is one thing to wear watches, but it is a different story to wear Rolex watches—characters in films we will talk about prove that. When you say luxury watches, the first thing that comes into the minds of many people is Rolex watches. This fact is no longer surprising because of Rolex’s prestige and strong brand reputation. You can see from the movies where characters wear Rolex watches that they are wealthy, successful, and reliable. Rolex watches even become important details that filmmakers deliberately dress their characters with.

  1. American Psycho (2000)

For those who have a knack for psychological thrillers, they may be familiar with this film starring Patrick Bateman. If you have not yet watched this film, then you better free up your schedule and watch it right away. The character that Patrick Bateman plays has already even become an icon in popular culture. Yes, he is a psychotic killer, but he is also stylish, handsome, and sleek. The cherry on top? It is nothing else but the Rolex Datejust he is wearing! His 36mm is a two-tone watch with a reference of 16013. The timepiece also has a tapestry dial, if you will notice while watching. It also has a Jubilee bracelet.

During the time in the movie of the 1980s, two-tone watches were quite popular. Expert watchmakers craft it out of gold and stainless steel. Ever since they released the film in 2000, American Psycho has been one of the must-watches of film junkies. The Rolex watch Patrick Bateman wore in the movie is now called the “American Psycho Rolex.”

  1. Glengarry Glen Ross (1992)

A Rolex watch also appeared in this film where the line, “You see this watch? You see this watch? I made $970,000 last year. How much did you make? You see, pal, that’s who I am. And you’re nothing” became popular. However, because of the prestige of the said Rolex watch, it is still the talk of the town among watch lovers and connoisseurs. Alec Baldwin plays the protagonist in this film. Here, he is a mentor (shall we say?) of real estate salesmen. He rather has unorthodox ways, such as spewing out verbal abuses in his yellow gold Rolex Day-date.

This detail is not something you would want to overlook—it tells something. Since then, this watch became a staple for politicians, leaders, celebrities, dignitaries, and more.

  1. Wolf of Wall Street (2013)

Rolex also makes an appearance in another movie about the stock market and real estate. Matthew McConaughey plays the character of Mark Hanna, who wears a Rolex Datejust. What can we say about his character? Well, Matthew McConaughey played the part too well. You can say that Mark Hanna can be a genius in his field, although his way of doing things is a bit unorthodox. You can watch more and see why they are called the wolves of Wall Street!

 As for Mark Hanna, he used his Rolex Date just very well. As we said, people will think highly of you once they see you wearing a Rolex Datejust. Yes, it can be an accessory to flex your status, but it can also be a magnet to earn other people’s trust especially in the world of business.

  1. Lost in Translation (2003)

Bob Harris, played by Bill Murray, is a movie star whose career is about to go down the drain. Well, not that much. Let us just say that times are changing in the field of entertainment! He goes to Japan for a whiskey brand endorsement where he meets a young woman, Charlotte, brought to life by Scarlett Johansson. Bob Harris wears a Rolex Datejust in stainless steel. His watch has a fluted bezel in white gold with a Jubilee bracelet and baton hour markers.

  1. Jaws (1975)

Jaws made sharks visit everyone’s nightmares for a chomp after they released the film. It had become an iconic film of a different kind. Of course, where there are sharks, there will be an adventure. Where there is an adventure, there will always be a reliable watch on the wrist of these sailors or adventurers! In the film, the protagonists both wear a Rolex Submariner: the marine biologist Matt Hooper (played by Richard Dreyfuss) and the shark hunter Quint (played by Robert Shaw).

The author of the novel where the film got its adaptation, Peter Benchley, also wears a Rolex watch, particularly a Rolex Submariner!

  1. Apocalypse Now (1979)

Marlon Brando’s character, Colonel Walter E. Kurtz, wore a Rolex GMT Master ref. 1675. Stories say that the filmmakers told Marlon Brando to remove his Rolex watch, but he insisted on wearing it. He wore it “naked” with the watch’s bezel popped off.

  1. Dr. No (1962)

This list will never be complete without a Bond film. Yes, you read that right. The famous 007 agent, James Bond is known to have always been a Rolex fan. In the first James Bond film, played by Sean Connery, the enigmatic agent wears a Rolex Submariner Ref. 6538. This film has an interesting Rolex back story because they said that the movie had very tight and no sponsorship from Rolex. Dr. No producer Cubby Broccoli handed Sean Connery his own Rolex watch for him to use as James Bond. After that, the Rolex Submariner Ref. 6538 became an iconic watch.

Since then, James Bond movies were not just spy or action films. People are also watching each scene closely, looking for the next luxury watch 007 wears.

Your reality, like in the movies

Here are just some of the famous Rolex watch exposures on screen. Surely, the watch brand now holds a rich history that even popular culture knows about. However, even if you are not an actor and you are just living your life out of the limelight, you can also invest in a Rolex watch and have it as your companion throughout your career in life! Check out reliable shops such as This site showcases authentic Rolex watches at amazing prices!