Celebrity Wrist Watch: Samuel L. Jackson Sports Piaget in “The Avengers”

Celebrity Wrist Watch: Samuel L. Jackson Sports Piaget in “The Avengers”

Samuel Jackson as Nick FuryIn Marvel Studios’ new blockbuster film “The Avengers,” Samuel L. Jackson plays Nick Fury, leader of S.H.I.E.L.D., the top-secret government agency behind the formation of the world’s mightiest super-hero team. But the watch he’s wearing in the movie is no longer a secret: it’s a decidedly masculine model from Piaget’s iconic Polo collection.The watch is a Piaget Polo Chronograph, powered by Piaget’s in-house Caliber 880P movement. The model that Jackson wears in the movie has an 18k white gold case, silver dial and black alligator strap. In addition to its automatic chronograph with flyback function (perfect for Fury to monitor the time-sensitive espionage missions of his agents), the watch also features a dual-time-zone indication (ideal for keeping track of time in another zone while cruising around the globe in the massive S.H.I.E.L.D. Helicarrier). The watch, despite its big 43-mm diameter, has a de riguer ultra-thin case. It also features a 50-hour power reserve and a sporty, semi-circular big date window at 12 o’clock.

Jackson, an Oscar-nominated actor who has also appeared as Nick Fury in Marvel’s other Avengers-franchise films, including “Iron Man,” “Thor” “Captain America,” and “The Hulk,” is one of many Hollywood stars dressed by Piaget for films and awards shows. The brand is known for its association with the cinematic arts and is a sponsor of the Independent Spirit Awards.

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Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury in The Avengers

Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury in “The Avengers”

Samuel L. Jackson wears Piaget on Avengers set

Above and below: Jackson, sans Fury’s trademark eyepatch, chills out on the set wearing his Piaget Polo.

Samuel L. Jackson wearing Piaget on Avengers set (B&W)

Piaget Polo 43mm Chronograph

The Piaget Polo 43mm Chronograph ($35,000)

About Mark Bernardo

Mark Bernardo is the digital media editor of WatchTime magazine, responsible for developing and overseeing the editorial content on WatchTime.com as well as for WatchTime's tablet editions for the iPad, Nook, and Kindle. As WatchTime's managing editor, from 2006 through 2011, he has written about numerous watch companies from major brands like Omega, TAG Heuer and Piaget, to exclusive artisan lines such as Jean Dunand, De Bethune and DeWitt. Prior to joining WatchTime, he was the editor of Smoke, a lifestyle magazine for cigar enthusiasts, whose beats included cigars, watches, cars, wines and spirits, celebrities, men's fashion, and other subjects, and has written about luxury items for a variety of men's-interest publications, including Robb Report, Robb Report Motorcycling, Stratos, Worth, and Bloomberg Markets.

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