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Movie Watch: Mr Robot (TV Show)

Mr Robot Royal Oak

Mr Robot hasn’t been on your radar, you’re missing out. Yes, it’s gripping for its storylines – which follow computer programmer Elliot, by night a watchful hacker – but also for its random inclusion of luxury watches. It’s not poor Elliot who gets to sport the good stuff , but rather baddie Tyrell Wellick. When preparing a speech, we get to glimpse the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak (pictured) on his wrist. Later, he meets his career rival and asks him, “Is that a Vacheron?”, to which Scott Knowles smoothly replies, “Patek Philippe Tourbillon,” – putting Tyrell firmly in his place.

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak

Fans have gone crazy trying to work out the secret meanings to all this, with a popular conspiracy theory suggesting Tyrell’s assumption his rival was wearing a Vacheron meant he thought he was rooted in the past. Sadly for him, Scott’s Patek showed he was still the master. Plot devices through the medium of horology – oh how we love it.

About the author

Sam Kessler

Sam Kessler

Legend has it that Sam’s first word was ‘escapement’ and, while he might have started that legend himself, he’s been in the watch world long enough that it makes little difference. As the editor of Oracle Time, he’s our leading man for all things horological – even if he does love yellow dials to a worrying degree. Owns a Pogue; doesn’t own an Oyster Perpetual. Yet.

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