James Bond Watches
Since 1962, James Bond films have been able to give us unforgettable cinematic memories. The first James Bond film was Dr. No. Since then, it has been a total of 27 James Bond movies. We saw some great performances from actors like Sean Connery, Roger Moore, Pierce Brosnan, and Daniel Craig. With a total of 27 action-packed movies, this movie series has become one of the legendary series in the industry.
When we talk about the James Bond watches, we need to talk about the Omega Seamaster Diver 300Mwatch. In No Time to Die movie, actor David Craig wore this Omega watch. It was specially made for this movie. Apart from that, what kind of watches did the James Bond actors wear in this legendary film series?
Let us find out.
Complete list of James Bond Watches
Since 1995, Omega has been the official partner for James Bond movies. But, other brands like Seiko and Rolex are also included in this movie series.
Dr. No (1962) – Rolex Submariner Model No. 6538
This was the first-ever James Bond movie, and Sean Connery played the super spy. He wore a Rolex Submariner in this first-ever historical movie. This watch perfectly matches Sean Connery’s wrist with a stylish brown leather strap and innovative design. Also, the partnership between Rolex and James Bond movies began with this film.
From Russia with Love (1963) & Goldfinger (1964) – Rolex Submariner Model No. 6538
This was Sean Connery’s 2nd and 3rd movies in the James Bond franchise. Both of these films featured Rolex Submariner watch. With a new and improved fabric strap in the Goldfinger movie, this Rolex masterpiece was one of the signature items of that movie.
Thunderball (1965) – Breitling Top Time
In this movie, Sean Connery wore his classic Rolex Submariner to tell the time. Apart from that, he wore a Breitling Top Time watch and used it as a Geiger counter in the movie.
You Only Live Twice (1967) & Diamond Are Forever (1971) – Gruen Precision 510
In these 1967 and 1971 releases, Sean Connery wore a Gruen watch. This watch is part of Sean Connery’s private collection.
On Her Majesty’s Secret Service (1969) – Rolex Chronograph
In this movie, George Lazenby wears three different Rolex watches.
- Rolex Chronograph Model No. 6238
- Rolex Submariner Model No. 5513
- Rolex Submariner Model No. 6358
All three of these Rolex models were very popular at that time.
Live and Let Die (1973) – Rolex Submariner Model No. 5513 & Pulsar LED digital watch
For his first movie, Roger Moore wore a classic Rolex Submariner and Pulsar LED watch. Towards the starting of the movie of the film, the actor can be seen wearing this Pulsar watch.
The Spy Who Loved Me (1977) – Seiko 0674 LC
In this action-packed thriller, Roger Moore wore two different watches. Apart from Rolex GMT Master, he wore a rectangular-shaped Seiko 0674 LC watch. This was the first time one of Seiko’s watches was featured in the James Bond movie series.
Moonraker (1979) – Seiko M354
Kaboom! In this movie, the James Bond franchise went all digital. Besides, this explosive charged Seiko M354 Memory Bank Calendar watch plays a significant role in this movie’s finale.
Octopuddy (1983) – Seiko G757 Sports 100
In this movie, Roger Moore wore a Seiko watch. This watch is equipped with a tracking device that shows red dots on the screen according to the target.
History of Omega watches in the James Bond Series
In the mid-80s, the James Bond franchise was not that popular. Hence, they choose Pierce Brosnan as the super spy. It was a positive move for the franchise. With his charming personality and sharp look, Brosnan was able to bring back the franchise to its rightful place. In the 1995 “Goldeneye” movie, Omega was introduced as the official partner for James Bond movies. Since that time, Omega Seamaster Diver 300M watches have appeared in the following film.
- Goldeneye (1995) – Omega Seamaster Professional 300M Model No. 2531.80
- The World is Not Enough (1999) – Omega Seamaster Professional 300M Model No. 2531.80
- Die Another Day (2002) – Omega Seamaster Professional 300M Model No. 2531.80
- Casino Royale (2006) – Omega Seamaster Professional 300M Model No. 2220.80.00
- Quantum of Solace (2008) – Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean Model No. 2251.50.00
- Skyfall (2012) – Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean Model No. 220.127.116.11.01.001
- Skyfall (2012) – Omega Seamaster Plant OceanModel No. 2251.50.00
- Specter (2015) – Omega Seamaster 300M Model No. 18.104.22.168.21.01.001
- No Time to Die (2021) – Omega Seamaster 300M Model No. 22.214.171.124.01.001
Actor Daniel Craig played the leading role from Casino Royale (2008) to No Time to Die (2021) movies. In the ” No Time to Die ” movie, he wore a lightweight Omega Seamaster Diver 300Mwristwatch. This watch was made especially for him, and he helped with most of the design ideas. Here are some specs of this latest 007 Edition watch.
- Model No – 126.96.36.199.01.001
- Gender – Men’s
- Case Diameter – 42 mm
- Dial Color – Brown
- Case – Titanium
- Bracelet – Titanium
- Movement – Automatic
- Water Resistance – 30 BAR
- Certified by Master Chronometer
- Helium escape valve
- Uses Grade 2 Titanium
- 55 hours’ power reserve
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
What kind of brand of watch do James Bond actors wear?
Since 1961, these actors have worn various watches, like Rolex, Seiko, and Omega. But, nowadays, the franchise only uses Omega watches.
Which Omega watch model is commonly used in James Bond movies?
They favor Omega Seamaster Diver 300Mwatch. In the latest Bond movie, actor Daniel Craig wore this type of watch.
Does James Bond wear an Omega or Rolex?
In the early movie, the actor wore a Rolex Submariner watch. But after 1995, preference was given to Omega watches.
For this kind of epic movie franchise, they needed an iconic watch for their super spy. That is why this franchise chose Omega. The elegant design and historical value of these Omega Seamaster Diver 300Mwatches are perfect for James Bond Movies. For future movies, they might go with Omega. Or something completely different. Only time will tell.