Last night I was scrolling through TV channels to see if there were any cool movies on. I read the review for The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 and saw Denzel Washington and John Travolta were in it, so I figured I would give it a whirl. It was pretty entertaining. Denzel stars as a New York City subway dispatcher, who suddenly get puts in the middle of a chaotic situation where four armed men hijack a subway train and take 19 passengers hostage for a ransom of ten million dollars to be delivered within an hour. Travolta is the criminal group leader and goes by the name Ryder; he plays the role well and comes across as a savage dude who is also sharp and witty.
When I started watching the movie, the fact that Travolta was a Breitling ambassador was not even remotely on my mind. By the end of the movie, the thing that I could not get out of my head was his Breitling watch. The weird thing about it is that it seemed as if his Breitling kept changing throughout the thriller!
Since Ryder sets an hour deadline for his 10 million dollars, he is constantly looking at the time. When he stares at his watch, the camera zooms in on his silver dial Colt. You cannot miss it. When you see Ryder talking to Denzel on the phone and at other parts in the movie, however, the ring leader is definitely wearing a dark chronograph of some sort with silver subdials. I promise you on this! It is really funny. Ryder obviously is a serious Breitling collector with multiple pieces in his collection…so much that he switches them out in the middle of hostage takeovers! Please note the sarcasm.
Has anyone else seen the movie? I love picking up on what watches actors are wearing on screen. For instance, I noticed immediately that Pierce Brosnan is wearing a Jaeger LeCoultre Reverso while playing Thomas Crown in The Thomas Crown Affair. I am fairly certain that other watch guys pick up on these things the same way I do, right?