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Brad Pitt's Watch Is Plucked Straight Out Of An Action Movie

Take a look at Breitling's blockbuster timepiece.
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Brad Pitt's turn in Once Upon A Time... In Hollywood sees a washed-up stuntman down on his luck. But although Cliff Booth's halcyon days are seemingly over, they're alive and well in the form of Pitt's watch, a piece plucked straight from the action films of yore. 

Upon arriving at the 76th Venice Film Festival, the 55-year-old donned an old favorite that's two parts Swiss prestige, one part Michael Bay. We're talking Breitling: a marque known for hardy watches that are as tough as they are striking, with landmark references packing all the stuff that'd make a young Booth see God. The Breitling Emergency, for instance, boasts a microtransmitter distress beacon, while the Avenger II Seawolf is water-resistant to the terrifying depth of 3,000 meters. Important, especially when you're on-set in the Amazon armed with nothing but a hapless cameraman and a crossbow. 

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Pitt's preferred model however, sits on the more traditional end of the spectrum. The Premier B01 Norton Edition is a marriage between the British motorcycling company of the same name, and Breitling, with the sizeable 42mm piece housed in a robust case of stainless steel. What's more, the chronograph, often the marker of a sporty, modern watch, has enjoyed a throwback makeover in the form of a muted black dial and vintage-style Arabic numerals. 

Breitling Premier B01 Chronograph 42mm Norton Edition, fraserhart.co.uk

Photo by Fraser Hart.
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Granted, it's not quite Mission: Impossible fodder. But Pitt's taste for the classic harkens back to the golden age of Hollywood and very timeless, very handsome watches.

This story originally appeared on Esquire.co.uk. Minor edits have been made by the Esquiremag.ph editors.

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