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The Watches Of James Bond [Infographic]

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James Bond Watches

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James Bond is one of the most iconic characters ever to grace the silver screen, he considered to be the epitome of style and sophistication. He has been the icon of style and sleekness since the 1950’s when the first novel was published, and became a global phenomenon when the first motion picture “Dr. No” was released and since then people have been obsessed with his style and attitude. The reason why James Bond is so popular is because he is the man, every woman wants, and every man wants to be. His qualities don’t just stop there, he is the best Spy in the world.

People just love the man, since he is a spy he gets to use some of the most exquisite gadgets from the Q branch. Our infographic focuses on a peculiar gadget that bond uses, which also compliments his style. The Watches of Bond focus on the watches worn by James Bond in each movie. And we know that character has been played different actors, there’s variety in the watches used.

Ranging from Rolex to Seiko, to Tag Heuer, and finally Omega. We celebrate all these watches and see what the watch says about Bond. So is James Bond your style icon?


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Each Bond has had their own style, and, for us, nothing shows the differences in their character better than the watches they wore. Some Bonds liked their watches packed full of gadgets, others prefer theirs to simply tell the time. We celebrate all of these watches and see what the watch says about the bond.

 

Sean Connery
The Rolex Bond

  • Rolex Oyster Perpetual
    • Submariner, Ref. 6538
    • As worn in
      • Dr No
      • From Russia With Love
      • Goldfinger
      • Thunderball
  • Breitling Top Time Ref. 2002
    • As worn in
      • Thunderball
    • First Bond watch to include a gadget sold at auction for $160,000 in 2013
    • Non-standard features
      • A Geiger counter
    • Gruen Precision Subsidiary Seconds, Ref. 510
    • As Worn in
      • Dr No
      • You Only Live Twice
    • The Bond watch you've never heard of
    • Arguably the first ever Bond watch
    • What the watch says about Bond
      • The watch most associated with Connery's Bond is the Submariner, and there is good reason for that. Like him it's rugged, practical, and classic.

George Lazenby
The Other Rolex Bond

  • Rolex Choronograph 6238
  • As worn in
    • On her Majesties Secret Service
  • Non-standard features
    • Compass function
  • The actual watch worn was sold at auction for $41,000.00 in 2013
  • Rolex Submariner Ref. 5513
  • As worn in
      • On her Majesties Secret Service
  • What the watch says about the Bond
    • That like his predecessor Lazenby's Bond prefers the classic look and feel of the Rolex. It also shows that the actor himself actually owned a Rolex.

Roger Moore
The Digital Bond

  • Seiko 0674
  • As worn in
    • Moonraker
  • Non-standard features
    • Ticker tape communication system
  • Seiko M354
  • As worn in
    • The Spy Who Loved Me
  • Non-standard uses
    • Plastic explosive detonator
  • Seiko G757 5020 Sports 100
  • As worn in
    • Octopussy
  • Non-standard features
    • GPS tracking capability
  • Seiko Liquid Crystal TV watch
  • Non-standard features
    • Being..ahem.. a man of his time
  • Hamilton Pulsar P2/2900 "Astronaut"
  • As worn in
    • Live and Let Die
      • The first digital watch
  • Submariner Ref. 5513
  • As worn in
    • Live and Let Die
  • Non-standard features
    • Buzz Saw
    • High powered magnet
  • What the watch says about the Bond
    • As the world became more digital so did Bond, with Moore predominantly choosing cutting edge digital timepieces, rather than classic Swiss made watches. He was also a big fan of the gadgets Q provided, especially if they helped him with the fairer sex.

Timothy Dalton
Watches for a Darker Bond

  • Tag Heuer Professional 200M 980.013
  • Tag Heuer Professional Night Drive 980.031
  • As worn in
    • The Living Daylights
  • Rolex Submariner Date, Ref. 16610.
  • As worn in
    • License to Kill
  • What the watches say about the Bond
    • Timothy Dalton's bond eschewed the digital frippery and quirky Q gadgets of Moore's bond and instead went for watches that reflect his more serious character.

Pierce Brosnan
The first Omega Bond

  • OMEGA Seamaster 300M
  • As worn in
    • Tomorrow Never Dies
  • Non-standard features
    • Detachable remote detonator
  • As worn in The World is Not Enough
  • Non-standard features
    • Grappling Hook
    • Very bright luminous markers
  • As worn in
    • Die Another Day
  • Non-standard features
    • Laser
    • Detonator
  • OMEGA Seamaster Quartz Professional
  • As worn in
    • GoldenEye
  • Non-standard features
    • Armour cutting laser
    • Mine detonator
  • What the watches say about the Bond
    • Pierce Brosnan's Bond was always too much the British gentleman to be seen dead wearing a digital watch. Instead opting for the Omega, a brand that is a byword for quality but without the ostentatious connotations that Rolex has acquired. Unlike other Bonds he's playful enough to use some classic Q gadgets, which definitely sets him apart from Dalton's and Craig's Bond.
    • It also says that Omega paid Eon Productions a huge amount of money.

Daniel Craig
The Post Bourne Bond

  • OMEGA Seamaster Co-Axial 300M
  • As worn in
    • Casino Royale
  • OMEGA Seamaster Planet Ocean 600M
  • As worn in
    • Casino Royale
  • OMEGA Seamaster Planet Ocean 600M Co-Axial Chronometer
  • As worn in
    • Quantum of Salace
  • OMEGA Seamaster Planet Ocean 600M
  • As worn in
    • Skyfall
  • OMEGA Seamaster Planet Ocean 600M Co-Axial Chronometer
  • As worn in
    • Spectre
  • What the watches say about the Bond
    • This is a Bond for the post Jason Bourne era. Even the look of the watches, with their dark bezels and faces, hints at the darker more brutal nature of Craig's Bond.
    • It also says that a secret agent's expense account is apparently big enough to pay for a new £4000 watch every couple of years.

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  • James Bond is one of the most iconic characters ever to grace the silver screen, he considered to be the epitome of style and sophistication.
  • He has been the icon of style and sleekness since the 1950’s when the first novel was published, and became a global phenomenon when the first motion picture “Dr. No” was released and since then people have been obsessed with his style and attitude.
  • he reason why James Bond is so popular is because he is the man, every woman wants, and every man wants to be. His qualities don’t just stop there, he is the best Spy in the world.
  • We celebrate all these watches and see what the watch says about Bond. So is James Bond your style icon?