Screen Time: Spy Movie Clock
Many watches managed to appear in films, some models even became almost as famous as the stars who wore them, but models created specifically for the cinema screen, and even in direct cooperation with filmmakers, are very rare. In this article, we will take a look at a couple of watches that were released not just to appear on the screen as an accessory, emphasizing the status of some businessman, but inscribed in world famous spy stories.
Of course, it would be strange to start an article not with James Bond - the most famous secret agent in the history of cinema. Omega has been supplying 007 watches since 1995, and it's no surprise that the Seamaster Diver 300M 007 Edition was created specifically for No Time to Die (2020). It is much more unusual that Daniel Craig, the main star of the film, took part in its creation. Designed in the classic style of the original Seamaster Diver 300M, released in 1993, this 42mm titanium watch has an aluminum rotating bezel and a helium escape valve at 10 o'clock. Both the dial and bezel are in a "tropical" brown to give the watch a vintage look, while the hand marker at the bottom of the dial refers the viewer to a military watch that Bond (as a commander of the British Navy) would probably prefer. everyone else for the mission. Hidden inside the watch is the Omega Co-Axial Master Chronometer caliber 8806. The model is sold with a titanium mesh bracelet or with a striped NATO strap. If you want to buy a luxury watch and don't mind feeling like a little 007 agent, this is an excellent choice.
Another spy saga, with a much shorter history, but much more humor - Kingsman - also got its own model of Swiss watches. Jaeger-LeCoultre in collaboration with the luxury online store Mr. Porter has released a limited edition model to coincide with the release of King's Man: The Beginning (2021). The novelty is an interpretation of the couteau pocket watch launched in 1907 and distinguished by its ultra-thin case and stylish design. The Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Ultra-Thin Kingsman Knife Limited Edition has a 40mm gold case, just 4,25mm thick, with a wide bezel that gently slopes to resemble a knife. The crown, located at the 12 o'clock position, is protected by a triangular element that even more closely resembles a traditional pocket watch. The ivory dial features simple markers, understated blue slender hands and a track-style minute scale that further enhances the vintage style. Hidden inside the case is the ultra-thin caliber 849 (its thickness is 1,85 mm), first introduced by the manufacture in 1994. The watch has a 35-hour power reserve. The case back is engraved with the Kingsman emblem. The model is limited to only 100 pieces, so if necessary, you can profitably sell them in a few years - the buyout of Swiss watches in Moscow is usually more than loyal to collectible editions of famous brands.
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