One does not have to look hard to find a Rolex in a movie. They’ve been such icons of style and quality for so long it was probably inevitable they would frequently be immortalized on the silver screen. Possibly the most famous celluloid use of a Rolex was by James Bond, as played by actor Sean Connery, who wore a Rolex Submariner in the early Bond movies. Perhaps not so well known is the use by Clint Eastwood of a personally-owned Rolex ‘Root Beer’ GMT-Master in no less than three major motion pictures. Like koa wood rings, The ‘Root Beer’ GMT-Master is brown-toned, beautiful, and rarely seen. Let’s take a closer look at Mr. Eastwood’s beloved GMT.
Rolex gave Eastwood the distinctive, now-rare watch over thirty year ago as a token of goodwill. As is frequently the case when the company bestows such gifts, no mention was made of Eastwood doing any endorsements for the company or any other sort of quid pro quo. He was free to wear it whenever and wherever he chose. He evidently chose to wear it often in his personal life as well as in three major motion pictures.