Rolex & Omega – The Watches of James Bond

“He could not just wear a watch”, wrote Fleming in his first Bond novel, Casino Royale, “it had to be a Rolex”.  Rolex is the only brand specifically referred to by name in the Bond novels, although Fleming never specifies the particular model.

The Rolex Submariner was and is the very first Bond watch ever used in the Bond movies.  The year was 1962. James Bond, played by Sean Connery, hit the big screen in Dr. No, displaying his extraordinary taste in cars, clothes and, yes, his wristwatch. The James Bond Rolex Submariner mens leather strap watch is ever present as Bond makes his way to Crab Key Island where the mysterious Dr. No awaits.

Rolex Submariner has been frequently used by Bond actors Sean Connery, Roger Moore and Timothy Dalton, during the 1960s, the 1970s and the 1980s. On the Rolex Swiss replica website, this watch is described as, “Probably the only divers’ watch you can wear with a tuxedo”, which perfectly sums up both the versatility of both the aesthetics and functionality of the model. The particular model Sean Connery was wearing, was a Rolex Submariner Model Nr. 6538. If you want the original “James Bond Rolex”, you should probably take a look at vintage Rolex Submariners from the 1960s. They are no longer in production.

In 1995 the seventeenth Bond film was released, Goldeneye. Pierce Brosnan started the tradition of wearing the iconic Omega Seamaster Professional in GoldenEye and onwards. Omega has been the official luxury watch supplier for the Bond franchise ever since. Lindy Heming, the costume designer responsible for selecting the watch for the film, explained, “I was convinced that Commander Bond, a naval man, a diver and a discreet gentleman of the world would wear the Seamaster with the blue dial.” The watch was integral to the plot and the remote bomb detonator and laser beam certainly came in handy when Bond needed to escape from an armoured train.

In the film – Spectre (2015), Daniel Craig was wearing an Omega Seamaster 300 Master Co-Axial. This is the first time in history that the exact model worn by 007 is being released as a limited edition piece. The watch has a bold arrow-shaped hour hand, also a feature of the Seamaster 300, and also has some elegant subtle touches such as the 007 logo on the strap and the Spectre film title on the caseback.

The Most Popular Luxury Watch Brands

Many people think of watch as an item of everyday life and a huge significance in terms of personal style and time keeper. Whether you use a watch to add an extra something to an outfit or you just use a watch to keep perfect time, or  you’re a fan of luxury timepieces, watches are very important for us. Many people opt to wear luxury watches every day of their lives as a symbol of status and affection. If you’re interested in knowing what brands hold the most popular, luxurious and favorited watches throughout the world, just keep reading.

Rolex

Rolex is so famous, probably the only mechanical watch brand that could be named by just about everyone. Established by Hans Wilsdorf in 1905, Rolex is by far the most iconic and legendary luxury watchmaker in the industry.  Rolex is the largest single luxury watch brand, producing about 2,000 watches per day and it is a brand that is synonymous with quality and prestige. Rolex’s watches are going through quality tests of such intensity and magnitude, that few brands can match Rolex. And Rolex watches are luxury watches and tool watches all in one. You can safely wear your Rolex timepiece every single day – even in extreme sports.

Patek Philippe

Patek Philippe is a member of the “Holy Trinity” of luxury watch brands – the three most prestigious, expensive and luxurious watch brands on the market. What’s more, Patek Philippe is also one of very few Swiss luxury watch manufacturers left, where the luxury timepieces are handmade in accordance with the old and venerable Swiss tradition of watchmaking. It takes Patek Philippe 9 months to manufacture their most basic watches and models by hand! This extreme luxury wristwatch brand, is defined by words such as fine handicraft, workmanship and quality.

Audemars Piguet

Audemars Piguet has been considered by the leading watch aficionados to be a member of the holy trinity of watchmakers since 1875. Standing beside Patek Philippe and Vacheron Constantin, Audemars Piguet is one of the most renowned watchmakers in the world. Audemars Piguet Swiss replica is well known for several technical features such as the first jumping hour wristwatch, the first minute repeater wristwatch and among the thinnest watches in the world among tourbillon, automatic and pocket watch categories. The brand usually uses the most precious materials such as gold, platinum and diamond. Celebrities that are known to have endorsed Audemars Piguet are Lebron James, Michael Schumacher, and Arnold Schwarzenegger, ect.