Drive starring Patek Philippe and Ryan Gosling
Drive movie transports the audience into a story with a classical trajectory (a case of revenge) narrated with an astounding virtuosity. Camera movements, art direction, soundtrack, everything is made to take you into a world that only the director Nicholas Winding Refn could create. A film composed by already cult scenes, which asks an essential question to any watch enthusiast: What kind of watch is Ryan Gosling wearing?
“If I drive for you, you give me a time and a place I give you a five minute window”– Ryan Gosling – Drive
Ryan Gosling grip is watch on the steering wheel of his Chevrolet Chevelle 1973 and accelerate, foot down, in Los Angeles’ streets.
Its watch, full protagonist in this film, is a white gold Patek Philippe Calatrava 5196 G with a brown strap. The true model has not been used during filming but 5 to 6 replicas have worked as double. Too risky indeed to damage a real Patek during the many stunts and fights scenes with an astounding realism.
This choice apparently came from a concertation between Ryan Gosling and director Nicholas Winding Refn who aims to find a classical and timeless watch, the hero would have inherited from his father.
A nice choice which I doubt (hope) that many of you would decide to use during scenes of violence…