There’s so much drama in Netflix's latest K-drama Crash Landing On You you’ll find yourself crying and laughing, then crying again, sometimes all in one episode. Apparently it is so good it’s now the second most-viewed drama in Korean cable history. (In first place is 2019’s satirical drama Sky Castle.)
Of course CLOY was destined to do well in viewership numbers. The premise alone is recipe for success. Veering from the preposterously funny to the heart-wrenchingly emotional, it also throws in forbidden love (who could resist that?) Then it touches on the North-South Korean divide with accurate depictions of everyday North/South Korean life (those ahjummas!). Not forgetting the usual K drama tropes so everybody’s happy.
And did we mention the styling?
Believe it when we say that it is now the personal mission of every K pop fan to dress like Se-ri and Seo Dan. Honestly which girl wouldn’t want to be constantly decked out in gorgeous—gorgeous—designer clothes, bags, and shoes?
But we also can’t help but notice the watches. We love how they have been seamlessly incorporated into the plotline to help colour the characters a little bit more.
Attention: Spoilers beyond this point.
In episode five, Se-ri decided to pawn off her watch, which is a limited edition Chopard Happy Sport, so it must be worth a tidy sum—or so she thinks.
Unfortunately, in the North, objects are valued by weight. No one cares if something is limited edition or not. That dainty ladies watch didn’t weigh very much and suffice it to say, Se-ri was totally bummed.
But something else caught her eye there. It was another Chopard timepiece we’ve ID-ed to be the sporty new Alpine Eagle launched just recently in late 2019. Admittedly, the timeline is a little off but it’s an anachronism we’re willing to excuse.
This watch connected her to Ri Jeong-hyuk who had briefly lived in Switzerland where he studied music and probably also where he picked up an appreciation for fine watches.
Which means that the Alpine Eagle a symbol of his past. Now back in North Korea to fulfil his duty to his family, Jeong-hyuk goes full military-man and dons a modern Omega Seamaster 300 instead. It also happens to be James Bond's choice watch and will be seen on the big screen when No Time To Die hits cinemas later in the year.
Anyone else getting serious An Officer and A Gentleman vibes here? Hey, people can be two things, and it’s always nice to see how watches show others who you really are.
Click through the gallery above for some other variations of the afore-mentioned watches to get if you’re also thinking of going full CLOY.
Crash Landing On You is now streaming on Netflix.