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The Luxurious World of James Bond Watches

Rolex Model 1016 James Bond

Rolex Model 1016

James Bond is an influential men’s style icon more than any other fictional character, putting large, luxury sport watches on the map as sexy, suave, and manly. Ian Fleming, the creator of James Bond himself wore a Rolex model 1016 and is the only type of watch Fleming describes Bond wearing in the novels.

Dr.No (1962), From Russia with Love (1963)

Rolex Submariner 6538 James Bond

Rolex Submariner 6538

Rolex Submariner 6538 :: The first James Bond, Sean Connery, wore a Rolex Submariner 6538. Rolex wouldn’t give a free watch for the film, so Albert “Cubby” Broccoli, the producer of the movie, lent his to Sean Connery for filming.
Goldfinger (1964)
Rolex Submariner 6538 :: Honor Blackman who played Pussy Galore, Goldfinger’s pilot and eventual love interest of Bond, wears a men’s Rolex GMT. Although common in modern day for women to wear men’s watches, Honor Blackman was the first woman to do so on screen. Still today Rolex Roles enthusiasts refer to these models as the James (Rolex Submariner 6538) and The Pussy (Rolex GMT 6542).

Thunderball (1965)

Breitling Top Time James Bond

Breitling Top Time

Breitling Top Time :: Although the James Bond watch appeal had become apparent by the time Thunderball was released (Rolex even provided the watch to EON productions this time, but still did not pay a free for product placement), it wasn’t until this movie that Bond received his first watch gadget: a Breitling Top Time with a built-in Geiger counter to measure radioactivity levels.

Casino Royale (1967)

1967 Rolex GMT Pepsi James Bond

Rolex GMT Pepsi

Rolex GMT Pepsi :: Peter Sellers wears a Rolex GMT Pepsi

On Her Majesty’s Secret Service (1969)
Rolex Submariner :: George Lazenby played James Bond in this film and reportedly wore a Rolex Submariner that he had bought for himself.

Live and Let Die (1973)

1973 Rolex Submariner 5513 James Bond

Rolex Submariner 5513

Rolex Submariner 5513 :: The Roger Moore James Bond wears a Rolex Submariner 5513 with a buzz saw feature that allows him to cut himself from his shackles as well as a magnet to divert bullets.

The Man with the Golden Gun (1974)

1974 Rolex Submariner 5512 James Bond

Rolex Submariner 5512

Rolex Submariner 5512

The Spy Who Loved Me (1977)

1977 Seiko 0674 James Bond

Seiko 0674

Seiko 0674 :: Bond’s gadget watch in this film is a Seiko 0674, which acts as a pager to send messages to Bond, printing out like a label maker.

Moonraker (1979)

1979 Seiko M354 James Bond

Seiko M354

Seiko M354 :: With his Seiko M354 Memory Bank Calendar, Bond blows up a gate to allow he and Goodhead to escape from the exhaust vent underneath the Moonraker.

For Your Eyes Only (1981)

Seiko H357 Duo Display James Bond

Seiko H357 Duo Display

Seiko H357 Duo Display

Octopussy (1983)

1983 Seiko G757 Sports 100 James Bond

Seiko G757 Sports 100

Seiko G757 Sports 100 :: Seiko G757 Sports 100 which acts as a TV watch.

A View to Kill (1985)

1985 Seiko H558 James Bond

Seiko H558

Seiko H558

License to Kill (1989)

1989 Rolex Submariner James Bond

1989 Rolex Submariner

Rolex Submariner

Goldeneye (1995)

1995 Omega Ambassadors James Bond

Omega Ambassadors

Omega Ambassadors :: With a new James Bond (Pierce Brosnan) came a new James Bond watch brand: Omega. Although Rolex was always heavily featured in the James Bond films, they never paid for product placement. Rolex was an indication of Ian Fleming, but when Omega proposed to pay to be the official watch of James Bond, we saw our 007 happy to comply.

With both James Bond and Pierce Brosnan as official Omega Ambassadors, Omega released several limited edition watches (limited to 10,007 of each model).

Tomorrow Never Dies (1997)

1997 Omega Seamaster Professional James Bond

Omega Seamaster Professional

Omega Seamaster Professional :: Omega Seamaster Professional with an integrated detonator saves Bond’s life.

The World Is Not Enough (1999)
Omega Seamaster Professional :: Omega Seamaster Professional with an integrated grappling hook saves Bond from an avalanche.

Die Another Day (2002)
Omega Seamaster Professional :: Omega Seamaster Professional featured a remote detonator and laser.

Casino Royale (2006)

1. Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean

2006 Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean James Bond

Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean

 

2. Omega Seamaster Diver 300M

2006 Omega Seamaster Diver 300M James Bond

Omega Seamaster Diver 300M

 

Quantum of Solace (2008)
For Quantum of Solace, Omega created two completely new James Bond watches

1. Quantum of Solace Planet Ocean 600M

2008 Omega Quantum of Solace Planet Ocean 600M James Bond

Omega Quantum of Solace Planet Ocean 600M

2. 007 Omega Seamaster 300M

2008 007 Omega Seamaster 300M James Bond

007 Omega Seamaster 300M

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Kelly Wade

Kelly Wade has a natural sense of style developed with her exposure to art and fashion since a young age. She brings forward selected products for women of style.

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