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James Bond Watches Part III

Doruk ÇELEBİ

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Golden eye – 1995

Omega Seamaster Professional 300M Quartz 2541.80.00

A brand new Mr. Bond welcomes us, as Pierce Brosnan, as a successor of Sean Connery the first James Bond and Roger Moore who was just as beloved as him. Well, as for Mr. Brosnan, he earned Bond’s prestige and popularity from the mid 90’s on. His watches were different from the other characters. Bond could not completely give up on Rolex and also managed to defeat to quartz crisis (maybe one his biggest opponents…) but now he returned from Switzerland with a different manufacturer on his wrist; Omega. This change to Omega led to long years of collaboration between Bond and the brand.

James Bond went beyond Fleming’s novels and became an icon of pop culture. This imaginary character evolved to a man who influenced lifestyles of people and this popularity grabbed attention of commercial companies just as much. Omega took this advantage and became an official sponsor of Bond movies. At that time Pierce Brosnan was Omega’s ambassador too.

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Omega became so successful with this project that after the Bond movie their sales figures increased enormously.  

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Tomorrow Never Dies – 1997

Omega Seamaster 300M Professional Automatic 2541.80.00

In this movie Bond used the same watch’s automatic version. As per the scenario, there was an extra feature on the watch full of explosives right under the helium valve.

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The World Is Not Enough – 1999

Omega Seamaster 300M Professional 2531.80.00


In this movie Bond returned with a quartz watch. This time it was equipped with a hook and a steel rope in order to get him out of unwanted situations.

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Die Another Day – 2002

Omega Seamaster Professional 300M Automatic

With a fuze equipment right under its helium valve the Omega Seamaster stirs up trouble from the very first moments of the movie. 

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Casino Royale – 2006

Omega Seamaster Professional 300M Automatic 2220.80.00 & Omega Planet Ocean Professional 600M Automatic 2900.50.91

After Pierce Brosnan, Daniel Craig was chosen to become the new Mr. Bond. Even before the movie came out James Bond fans started to criticize this choice. Craig however proved these critics to be wrong and started to take firm steps forward to become one of the most successful Bond characters ever.

Again, he was sporting an Omega.

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Quantum of Solace – 2008

Omega Seamaster Professional 300M Automatic 2220.80.00 & Omega Planet Ocean Professional 600M Automatic 2900.50.91

From this point on, Bond does not need any extraordinary features in his watches. He is starting to appear as a more realistic and professional character.

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Unlike Pierce Brosnan, Daniel Craig is not an ambassador of Omega.

Although he uses their watches in his movies, in his private life he is a loyal Rolex aficionado.

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Without a doubt, the upcoming Bond watch will be an Omega, but for Bond’s true fans, Rolex will always be the first choice.

 

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