In The American (2010), George Clooney plays as Jack who is a master weapon craftsman and also a contract killer. He was relaxing in Sweden with his lover when he was ambushed by a sniper. Jack manages to kill the gunman and coldly killed his female companion as well to eliminate any witnesses. Jack then takes refuge in a small town Castel del Monte located in Italy where his handler gives him an assignment which does not require him to kill anyone. His assignment was to construct a custom-designed sniper rifle with a silencer for an assassination. Jack skillfully crafted the weapon including junk machine parts taken from an auto mechanic shop. During the process, he finds friendship with a local priest Father Benedetto and pursues romance with a local woman Clara. Jack tells his handler Pavel that this will be his last job which prompts Pavel to ask a Belgian assassin by the name of Mathilde to kill Jack. Mathilde was supposed to receive the custom weapon. Jack sensing something amiss was involved in a circus of gunfire with fellow assassins which ended tragically.
This is not your typical action movie and was rather slow moving showing the relationships between Jack and the other characters at a nice location in Italy. In this movie, we can clearly see how the classy Clooney chose to wear a very suitable classy watch which is identified as the Omega Speedmaster Professional. He is also the brand ambassador for Omega since 2007. The watch actually got plenty of movie time where it can be seen multiple times throughout the movie. The Omega Speedmaster Professional is also referred to as the Moonwatch as it was worn during the first manned lunar landing in July 1969. The Speedmaster comes in a 42mm stainless steel case and features a black dial with a small seconds sub-dial, 30-minute recorder and 12-hour recorder along with a central chronograph hand. The bezel contains a tachymetric scale. Tachymeter is actually a tool used to compute speed based on travel time over a fixed distance traveled (like one mile or one kilometer).
It’s also water resistant to 50 metres. Now there’s 2 main versions of the Omega Speedmaster which is the hesalite crystal equipped with the calibre 1861 manual-winding movement and the domed anti-reflective sapphire crystal equipped with the calibre 1863 manual-winding movement. Purists will want the hesalite version as that’s the one used on space missions and the reason behind it is that unlike a sapphire crystal does not break into tiny fragments on impact. That is important for astronauts as those broken pieces could pose a danger in zero-gravity environment. The hesalite model with steel case back is the reference number 3870.50.31 while the sapphire model with a display case back is the reference number 3873.50.31. Both are with the black leather straps and there’s also the stainless steel strap version with the reference number 3570/3573 where the only difference are the straps.
We can only guess that George Clooney is wearing the sapphire version as he probably wouldn’t want his watch to be scratched that easily while running around dodging bullets. Get the The Omega Speedmaster 3873.50.31 for $4,777 at Amazon. Check out the wrist shots in the movie below:-