Tag Archives: James Bond

Christie’s to Auction Breitling Top Time Worn by Sean Connery as James Bond

James Bond Breitling Top Time

One of the most exciting aspects of collecting watches is the possibility of unearthing a treasure. Witness the popularity of Antiques Roadshow. People from all over the country flock to the specialists to find out if an old pocket watch found in a drawer is just a sentimental remembrance ... Read more

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Five Cool Reasons You Should Take a Look at Girard-Perregaux

Constant Force Escapement

Girard-Perregaux has history dating back to 1791 and are a true manufacture, making cases, dials, and movements. In fact, other brands seek out their high quality movements as a base, such as URWERK and MB&F. Scroll down for some other great facts you might not have known.    First brand ... Read more

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James Bond Rolex Ref. 6538 with Tiffany Dial: The Importance of Details in Determining Value

Rolex 6538 James Bond Big Crown

In the horology world, details make a big difference in value, from a few thousand to hundreds of thousands or more. It comes down to four major areas of consideration we call the 4Q’s (qualities of): maker; rarity and exclusivity; condition and originality; and, provenance and freshness to market. ... Read more

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Lindy Hemming: The Woman Behind James Bond’s Omega Watch

James Bond's inaugural Omega Seamaster watch proves beautiful and practical when first seen during his Archangel Chemical Warfare Facility Mission in GoldenEye (1995).

Since his debut in Ian Flemming’s novel Casino Royale in 1953, secret agent James Bond, code named 007, has become part of the general fabric of society. Men aspire to channel him and women hope to find their own man of mystery. Everything from his bon mots and clothing to ... Read more

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Christie’s Bond-Themed auction first to identify watch worn by James Bond in Skyfall

Omega Seamaster Professional "Planet Ocean" worn by Daniel Craig in Skyfall

Whatever you think of him, James Bond persists as a force in our culture. In honor of this iconic fictional character, Christie’s presents 50 Years of James Bond – The Auction. Since our focus here on Longitude is watches, I’m pleased to announce that two models, actually worn by actor ... Read more

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Interview: James Bond Watches Expert Dell Deaton Part 6/6-What Feature Would Deaton Give to a Bond Watch?

Hamilton Pulsar P2 digital watch introduced Roger Moore as James Bond in Live and Let Die, 1973

Dell Deaton, an expert on James Bond watches, has given us insight into an interesting and always compelling part of Bond history: what 007 chooses to wear on his wrist. I’ve asked the tough questions and Deaton’s answered with honesty, digging into the topic without avoiding the issues. In ... Read more

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Interview: James Bond Watches Expert Dell Deaton Part 5/6–Ambassadors

OMEGA ambassador Pierce Brosnan as Bond wears a Seamaster

James Bond is big business, especially when it comes to watches. In part 1, part 2, part 3 and part 4, Dell Deaton explores the ramifications of the relationship between 007 and his timepiece. An integral part of Bond’s arsenal of weapons, they have become an important element for the ... Read more

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Interview: James Bond Watches Expert Dell Deaton Part 4/6-Impact for Watch Brand Sponsors

Roger Moore wore a Seiko LC Quartz watch in The Spy Who Loved Me, 1977

In our continuing series about James Bond Watches (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3), Dell Deaton, one of the world’s experts on the subject, continues to let it fly on some pretty provocative questions. See how he goes about blaming me! for the idea of Rolex as the definitive Bond ... Read more

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Interview: James Bond Watches Expert Dell Deaton Part 3/6–What is a Perfect Bond Watch?

Ian Fleming's Rolex 1016 Explorer along with original correspondence

Dell Deaton in Part 1 and Part 2 talked about the alluring nature of James Bond as a character and how he became the leading expert on Bond watches. Quite an interesting specialty. Here we continue our series with Deaton weighing in on the Rolex/Bond connection and which watch he ... Read more

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Interview: James Bond Watches Expert Dell Deaton Part 2/6-The Enduring Bond and his Relationship to Rolex

Sean Connery as James Bond

Last week I introduced James Bond Watches expert Dell Deaton in Part 1 of a special interview. Here Deaton continues to explain the Bond character and his relationship to watches. Why do you think James Bond is such an enduring character? You ask that question as if there’s some widespread ... Read more

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