Panerai will accompany Jason Statham on his next cinematic adventure, an action thriller formerly known as Five Eyes,
which will also star another friend of the brand, Hugh Grant. Production of the new film, directed by acclaimed British filmmaker Guy Ritchie, is still in its early stages, but it has been reported that it is currently shooting in Doha, Qatar and that the cast will soon move to Turkey.
The film features Statham, portraying an MI6 agent recruited by a global intelligence alliance called “Five Eyes”
to track the sale of a deadly new weapons technology threatening worldwide turmoil.
This project is the latest collaboration between the British actor and the film director, who worked together on Lock, Stock
and Two Smoking Barrels, Snatch and Revolver,
followed by the upcoming action thriller Wrath of Man.
For this unique opportunity, Panerai furnished the talent and film director with several remarkable timepieces, including the Submersible Goldtech™ 42 mm (PAM1164) and the Submersible Carbotech™ 47 mm (PAM1616), which is prominently featured in images captured by photographer Daniel Smith.
Founded in Florence in 1860 as a workshop, shop and school of watch-making, for many decades Panerai supplied the Italian Navy in general, and its specialist diving corps in particular, with precision instruments.
The designs developed by Panerai in that time, including the Luminor and Radiomir, were covered by the Military Secrets Act for many years and were launched on the international market only after the brand was acquired by the Richemont Group in 1997.
Today Panerai develops and crafts its movements and watches at its Neuchâtel manufacture. The latter are a seamless melding of Italian design flair and history with Swiss horological expertise. Panerai watches are sold across the world through an exclusive network of distributors and Panerai boutiques.