Surely you’ve been watching a movie and noticed the watch worn by the leading man or lady. Or if not, you will no longer be oblivious to them after reading this article.
James Bond – His Watches
How about James Bond, for example? All of the actors who have played Bond have had their assigned timepieces. For most of the Sean Connery movies he wore at least one Rolex. In fact, Ian Fleming, the author of the series, was a Rolex man himself, declaring in his novel Casino Royale, “He could not just wear a watch. It had to be a Rolex”.
Here is the rundown of Bond Rolex watches:
- No (1962), From Russia With Love (l963) and Goldfinger (1964) Submariner 6538 (May have been Sean Connery’s personal property.)
- On Her Majesty’s Secret Service (1969) Submariner 5513 and Chronograph 6238.
- Live and Let Die (1973) and The Man With the Golden Gun (1974) Submariner 5513
- A View to Kill (1985) Datejust
- License to Kill (1989) Submariner 16610
Other watches worn by Bond include Seiko, TAG Heuer, Breitling, and finally Omega. Bond has continued wearing the Omega brand ever since 1995.
Other Movies and Their Timepieces
It would have been hard to miss the Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Ultra-Thin Perpetual watch worn by the protagonist in Doctor Strange (2016). In addition, the watch drawer shown was fantastic.
And surely you noticed the Hamilton Khaki Pilot Day-Date worn by Matthew McConaughey in Interstellar (2014), or the Jazzmaster Viewmatic on Bruce Willis’ wrist in A Good Day to Die Hard (2013). Hamilton undoubtedly paid big bucks to have their watches featured in The Men in Black 3. Five different versions of its Ventura line were worn in the movie.
Also, who could forget Back to the Future (1985), where Marty McFly, aka Michael J. Fox, wore that Casio CA-53W.
Now it’s your turn. What timepieces can you identify in the next flick you watch? (See what we did there?)