As the lockdown restrictions are lifted and the world begins to reopen, film fans are eager to rush out to their local theatres where they can relax with a large bucket of popcorn to watch their favourite actors and actresses. For many, this has been a long time coming, but for fans of the Bond film series, it has been an even longer wait. You might recall that the last Bond film debuted on October 26th of 2015. However, Bond fans can rejoice in the fact that the 25th Bond film, No Time to Die, is currently set to hit theatres in the U.K. on September 30, 2021.
The Bond films are iconic owing to their classic formula – good looking actors, incredible luxury cars and classic fashion. It's one of the few places you can be sure to see traditional menswear – tailored suits and luxurious accessories. It's no wonder that for watch collectors, it's the expensive timepieces that catch the eye.
James Bond has worn timepieces from some of the world's top watchmakers, including Rolex and Omega. What will he wear in No Time To Die? Perhaps the new X Series from CIGA Design UK? We will have to wait and see!
Until then, we are going to take a look at some of James Bond's most famous watches:
1962 Dr No - in 1962's Dr No, James Bond wore a Rolex Submariner, which oddly enough, didn't have a date display. It is rumoured that this model was from Sean Connery's personal collection.
1965 Thunderball - in Thunderball, Bond can be seen wearing two watches. A Rolex Submariner to tell the time, and a modified Breitling Top Time as a Geiger counter.
1973/1974- Live And Let Die - in Live and Let Die, Bond sports a Rolex Submariner 5513 which was equipped with some additional features added by Q.
The Omega Years
1997/1999/2002 GoldenEye, The World Is Not Enough, Die Another Day - this was known by fans of the Bond series as the Omega era and James Bond chose the advanced luxury of Omega. From the Omega Seamaster Professional 300M, Ref. 2541.80 worn in GoldenEye, to the Omega Seamaster Professional 300M, Reference 2561.80 in The World Is Not Enough, and the Omega Seamaster Professional, Ref. 2531.80 in Die Another Day, the Omega brand really made its mark on the film series.
2006 Casino Royale - in Casino Royale, Daniel Craig preferred an Omega Seamaster Diver 300M (Ref. 2220.80) and a Seamaster Planet Ocean (Ref. 2900.50.91).