You have to go all the way back to 1971 to discover the original Shaft starring Richard Roundtree. But in 2019 three generations of the Shaft family give the movie a new lease of life.
“Shaft” is the next chapter in the film franchise featuring the coolest private eye on any New York City block. JJ, aka John Shaft Jr. (Jessie T. Usher), is a cybersecurity expert with a degree from MIT, but to uncover the truth behind his best friend’s untimely death, he needs an education only his father can provide. John Shaft Sr (Richard Roundtree) also adds the benefit of his experience.
Absent throughout JJ’s youth, the legendary locked-and-loaded John Shaft (Samuel L. Jackson) agrees to help his progeny navigate Harlem’s heroin-infested underbelly. And while JJ’s own FBI analyst’s badge may clash with his dad’s trademark leather coat, there’s no denying family. Not only that, Shaft’s got an agenda of his own, and a score to settle that’s both professional and personal.
RITMO MUNDO RACER 2221/5 CHRONOGRAPH
Featured prominently on the wrist of Samuel L. Jackson’s character John Shaft throughout the movie is the 44mm Racer Swiss quartz chronograph model. Like Shaft, Ritmo Mundo is a somewhat maverick brand. Founded in 2002 in California, from the start the brand was determinedly independent. Its reputation was built the old-fashioned way with hours of global travel, traditional brick and mortar sales and print advertising. To this day, Ritmo Mundo operates as a private company with complete control over all processes with the ability to quickly change styles or components without the delay of corporate approvals.
Highlights include a high polish stainless steel and black IP 40mm case with a second-hand sweep, 60-second sub-dial and 1/100th second subdial with a big date window at the 12 o’ clock. The strap features a unique rubber tire tread with traditional buckle. The watch is water resistant to 10 ATM.