The thing about graphic novels is that atleast half of the story is visual, the other half text, and each tells it’s own details. So the reader needs to take a little time looking over the details of the artwork and not fall to the temptation to rush ahead to see what happens next. There is a very important detail on this page which won’t come into play until the end of the book.
The watch in the lower right corner is keeping track time (of course! Don’t all watches?) This is the same watch that is in the background of page 4 and it will be present on random pages throughout the story, which will encompass only 24 hours total.