Omega Chronometer Limited Edition
It’s tough to shake the grip that Rolex has in the minds of watch enthusiasts and film buffs alike as the James Bond watch – first of all, it’s the watch that Ian Fleming wrote into the books; Fleming himself wore a Rolex, and the prototypical and original cinematic James Bond – Sean Connery – wore a Submariner in Dr. No. Connery will always be the original Bond, and the Sub will always be the original movie Bond watch, but that doesn’t mean – as subsequent years have shown – that there aren’t worthy successors to both, and Daniel Craig’s take on Bond as a barely restrained borderline sociopath on a collision course with himself has gone a long way towards rehabilitating what had become something of an exercise in camp.
For many years now, the horological partner to the cinematic Bond has been Omega, and the watch has been the Seamaster, which is a plausible watch for the character: utilitarian and with a connection to the Royal Navy that makes sense for Bond, who’s a commander in the Royal Navy (and for Fleming, who was a naval intelligence officer before turning his hand to espionage potboilers – and, of course, the SM300 was actually issued to RN divers for several years).
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