Everyone loves a heist movie. It’s a tried-and-true genre that was turned on its head and injected with a syringe full of whimsy, wit, and sarcasm by auteur Steven Soderbergh with his 2001 film, Ocean’s Eleven – itself a remake of a much worse, Rat Pack-starring movie from 1960. Soderbergh put together a cast highlighted by George Clooney (as Danny Ocean), Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts, and Matt Damon, that gave new meaning to ensemble filmmaking and eventually led to an immensely popular trilogy.
Soderbergh’s take was a remake of a movie nobody liked that turned into a successful film franchise. And as we all know – in today’s movie landscape, film franchises never die. So a new film entered the Ocean’s universe in 2018, Ocean’s Eight. Centered around Danny Ocean’s sister, Debbie Ocean (played by Sandra Bullock), who is also a criminal mastermind, it is not nearly as good as the Clooney/Pitt films –but it’s fun. The movie is focused on the world of luxury, and the character played by Cate Blanchett, rocks iconic aviation-centric tool replica watches for sale throughout.
Why We’re Watching
Following her latest film, The Lost City (2022), Sandra Bullock announced the other day that she is taking a break from acting – a move that came as something of a surprise, but everyone needs a break. While she takes time off, we’re taking a look at her Ocean’s film. Only, we aren’t necessarily looking at her, but rather at the wrist of her co-star, fellow A-lister Blanchett who plays the Brad Pitt-esque role of Lou (no last name – just Lou).
Ocean’s Eight follows Ocean and Lou as they plan a heist to steal a $150 million Cartier necklace from the Met Gala in New York City. In order to pull this off, they must assemble a rag-tag unit of thieves and criminals. The job involves every trick in the book, from scanning and 3D-printing a fake necklace, to using a fashion designer to infiltrate the Gala by organizing that the necklace be placed on the neck of in-movie celebrity Daphne Kluger (played by Anne Hathaway). Of course, things don’t go as planned, and then they do, and there’s all manner of fun music, and nifty editing – the stuff you expect from an Ocean’s movie. All leading to a happy ending where we applaud our criminal heroes for successfully executing their crime. Yay.
But while the film is centered on Cartier diamonds, we’re more concerned with the IWC on Lou’s wrist throughout the film. Lou wears a stainless steel best UK fake IWC Mark XVIII watches on a bracelet. This is the quintessential IWC model not named the Big Pilot. It’s 40mm of simple, legible, and classic perfect replica watches design that harkens back to the original IWC Mark XI. It features a matte black dial, stark white, stylized, numerals, and large white hands. We typically see this watch paired with a leather strap, but here Lou wears it on cheap IWC copy watches’ highly underrated bracelet, which features a fun micro-adjustment feature in the clasp.
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But shifting back to Ocean briefly, there’s a nice horological Easter egg at the start of the film. As she’s being released from prison, the guard gives her luxury fake watches back to her. At this moment we learn that it once belonged to her brother, Danny Ocean, before he passed away. So what’s the bridge between the two Ocean’s franchises you ask? A watch – and that’s just cool. Don’t worry, we’ll get to Danny Ocean’s watch on Watching Movies soon enough.
When We’re Watching
Early in the film, as the general criminal scheme starts to take shape, both Ocean and Lou realize they need to bring a fashion designer in on the crime in order to infiltrate the Met Gala convincingly. They land on a disgraced designer named Rose Weil (played by Helena Bonham Carter) and make a visit to her latest fashion show, which absolutely bombs. As Weil sulks in a corner after the show, Lou and Ocean approach her with their plan. Lou is wearing a blue pant suit and sits beside Weil. As she does [00:18:07], her all-steel 1:1 replica IWC Mark XVII watches comes into view from under her blue sleeves, showing there’s no outfit that doesn’t pair well with that watch.
Not long after this scene, Lou devises a scheme in order to get Hathaway’s Kluger to hire Weil as her designer for the Met Gala. She sets up a lunch between Weil and Dakota Fanning (playing herself in the film) and then posts photos of the lunch on a tabloid website to make Kluger jealous. As she sits at a table across the restaurant taking photos [00:24:12], we get a clear glimpse of her AAA IWC replica watches and its steel bracelet. Soon after, the scene shifts to Kluger. She takes the bait, and the plan is in motion to pull off the $150 million scheme.