'Spider-Man: No Way Home': Which Luxury Watch Would Your Favourite Character Wear?
When it comes to watches, we think the characters from 'Spider-Man: No Way Home' would want to make a statement
The first US$1 billion grossing global title of the pandemic, Spider-Man: No Way Home is already a jaw-dropping success and, here at Tatler, it has us thinking about which watches our favourite characters would wear.
Timepieces say a lot about a person’s styling and personality, so keep reading to discover which models we envision on our friendly neighbourhood web-slinger and his arch-enemies.
1/ Peter Parker
Spider-Man: No Way Home stars Tom Holland as Peter Parker as he battles some of our favourite villains from across the Marvel multiverse. Parker’s red and blue skin-tight suit is among the most recognisable comic book costumes ever designed, which is why we think Parker would opt for the equally distinctive Roger Dubuis Excalibur Carbon Spider. The honeycomb pattern on this wristwatch's dial creates a spider web effect, which is housed in a pillar box-red carbon case that's super lightweight, making it well suited to our light-footed superhero.
Zendaya's MJ takes a tumble or two in the latest Spiderman film, so Parker's girlfriend needs a robust wristwatch to see her through the day-to-day. Enter IWC Schaffhausen and the Pilot's Watch Double Chronograph, which protects its movement from the effects of magnetic fields with a soft iron Faraday cage. Zendaya's MJ is more of a tomboy when compared to Kristen Dunst's, so we easily envision this genderless gadget on her wrist.
3/ Doctor Strange
Played by Benedict Cumberbatch, Dr Strange fell on hard times way before Spider-Man: No Way Home. A neurosurgeon, Dr Strange injured his hands in a car accident, which led to him discovering alternate dimensions, which he can access via Sling rings worn on his left hand. As such, FP Journe’s ground-breaking prototype in collaboration with American film director Francis Ford Cappola seems a fitting choice for this medical professional. Made from Tantalum and rose gold, and powered by 396 different components, the FFC Blue Prototype took two years to conceptualise and a further seven years to develop, and it tells the time using an automaton in the shape of a hand.
4/ Norman Osborn
Norman Osborn makes a serious case for going green with his new and improved goblin costume, so he'll be delighted to hear that 2021 saw an increase in the number of green dials launched by the likes of Patek Philippe, Piaget and Tudor. Here at Tatler, however, we see Osborn strapped to the Reverso Tribute Small Seconds by Jaeger-LeCoultre as well as his bat-shaped rocket glider. The sunray-brushed lacquer dial comes with elegant applied indexes and Dauphine hands, perfect for when Osborn’s playing the part of wealthy industrialist. Meanwhile, the watch’s reversible case back allows for his villainous side to express itself.
5/ Dr Otto Octavius
“Listen to me. Listen to me, now!” Nicknamed Doc Ock, Dr Otto Octavius designed a set of powerful mechanical tentacles that attached to his back. Unfortunately for him (and our friendly neighbourhood Spiderman), these metal appendages fused to his vertebrae and began speaking to him, manipulating him into wrongdoing. We think poor Octavius needs a distraction from all that inner whispering, which is why we suggest he pick up the Ulysse Nardin Black Hourstriker. A traditional chiming watch, when the Black Hourstriker’s hammer hits the gong, a thick titanium membrane vibrates like a speaker, which amplifies the timepiece’s sound.