In the first Equalizer, Denzel is trying to leave his past behind and live a quiet life. He takes a job as a store clerk in a big hardware store, but before he knows it…he is in the middle of the Russian Mafia trying to help a girl who has gotten herself into trouble.
In the Equalizer II sequel, we see a very similar story of Denzel helping people out of difficult situations, but then his former colleague is murdered and he goes on the rampage.
Just as much action, just as much shooting and surprisingly, the same hallmark watch – where Denzel times himself punishing the bad dudes.
But what kind of watch is it, you are probably asking?
It looks like a Suunto Core All Black, but somehow, not quite 100% the same as the standard model?
Let’s take a detailed look at the watch and see if that is the model they used…
The Equalizer Watch - Suunto Core All Black
We catch quite a few glimpses of Denzel’s watch during the movie. And it certainly looks like the Core All Black.
After all, it’s all black, has the compass markings on the outside ring and the big digital numbers on the face.
But somehow, it is not 100% the same.
When you take a close up look at the watch in the movie, it has a very blue tint to the digital display. See the image below.
Denzel Washington’s Watch In The Equalizer
So, this is not exactly the Suunto Core All Black then?
Well, I did a little digging and this is what I found.
- Denzel does wear the Suunto Core All Black
- However, the editing team changed the tone of the display in post production
So, there is no way you can get “exactly” this watch from a shop. Not only does it not exist, Suunto never made such a watch, even not for the movie (which is often the problem we face as watch lovers – limited editions).
If you want this watch, you have to live without the stylish blue digital tint to the numbers.
However, the specs are still pretty impressive, especially since it is one of the cheapest options from Suunto. My girlfriend is looking at a mid-range one and they are nearly 3x the price!
So this is a good deal.