It's a hard life being the watch of an action-hero. For starters, you're forced to put up with all the endless gunfights, speedboat chases and henchmen annihilation. Worse still, you're always getting overlooked. The viewer's eye rarely gets to appreciate the majesty of your Swiss-made dial, because it's invariably yanked towards whatever kung-fu carnage or helicopter hijacking that your square-jawed owner is currently involved in. Yet these cinematic timepieces deserve their moment in the spotlight. That's why we've decided to take a closer look at the watches on the end of the stunts. Hobbs & Shaw – Rolex and Panerai Dubbed "a fervently brainless delight" by The Guardian, Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham battle against Idris Elba's bad-ass cyborg in this spin-off of The Fast and Furious franchise. The Rock, playing a tough federal agent who likes reading Nietzsche, wears a Panerai Luminor Submersible that looks positively dainty on a wrist the size of a redwood tree trunk. But this leaves his co-star in something of a horological quandary. Statham, as mentioned later on, is a big Panerai man. Now he was forced to change things up – but to what? Thankfully our resident watch spotter Nick Gould clocked the…

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