The Big Short is an American comedy-drama movie released in 2015. Directed by Adam McKay (Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues), it is about three separate groups of money managers buying so-called credit default swaps to profit off of the mortgage housing crisis of the mid-2000s. In doing so, they bet against the big banks who are greedy and rely on theoretical models of the American economy that create a false sense of security.
Jared Vennett is a banker at Deutsche Bank. Over the course of the movie he builds a short position that makes his trading desk more than 1 billion dollars and leaves him with a cut of about 50 million dollars. Jared displays a high amount of persistence when it comes to pushing what he wants to achieve. He makes it transparent to colleagues, he is very self-interested and his deals are solely based on what’s in it for him. Jared’s extroverted personality and the way he carries himself with confidence make him look bold and cool. He’s always dressed in a formal attire. His Hugo Boss style suits are definitely cool, but let’s talk about his watch.
Jared’s stainless steel watch has a Chronograph function and you can clearly see the pushers in the above picture.
In the Jenga scene, you get a glimpse of the inside side of his wrist. He wears his watch on a black alligator leather strap and you can spot an IWC deployant clasp. IWC has produced quite a few Chronographs over the years. However, if you search the internet for high quality screenshots, you’re able to zoom in on the watch for more details. Jared’s Chronograph has a black dial with silver numerals and you can see a sub-dial at the 12 o’clock position. Also the lugs are narrow and the case looks modern and simple. Therefore, Jared most likely wears a contemporary IWC Portuguese Chronograph with the reference IW371447.
The IWC Portuguese Chronograph is as classy a watch as it gets. Its clean dial and the black alligator strap make it the perfect choice for all lawyers, business people and anyone else with a suit and tie. It’s not the kind of watch that immediately attracts your attention, but it never goes unnoticed on a second look. It’s 40.9 mm in diameter, which makes it average sized. However, Gosling’s wrist is pretty small, so the watch appears a bit bigger than usual, but still fits him perfectly well.
The Portuguese Chronograph isn’t exactly a rugged watch, so you better leave it at home when going to the gym. Jared is aware of that, so it’s no surprise his second watch is some cheap quartz digital watch on a rubber strap that’ll do its job just fine when he’s working out.