Look, I'm not a watch person and I don't have anyone I know who'd want a 007 watch, but there's gotta be a big market out there. I'm fascinated by it. Because there are two options for this watch -- the cheaper one is $8,100 on a NATO strap and the more expensive one is on a titanium mesh bracelet for $9,200. (The $9,200 version is apparently the one Daniel Craig advocated for.)
I was just complaining that Marvel Studios' Infinity Saga box set was too expensive at $550. This? It's a watch. These days, most people just check their phones, don't they? But there are still watch people -- like Daniel Craig -- and I'm sure it's also an heirloom for families. It should certainly be protected from gun battles and other scrapes, so don't take it into spy combat like James Bond.
Apparently Daniel Craig is the first Bond to collaborate with Omega for Bond's watch. Craig also described what he wanted in a press release (via GQ):
When working with Omega, we decided that a lightweight watch would be key for a military man like 007. I also suggested some vintage touches and color to give the watch a unique edge. The final piece looks incredible.
Bond wore Rolex watches until a 1995 switch to Omega, which was considered the more historically accurate watch for a real British Navy man like James Bond. James Bond is big on brands, including his iconic Aston Martins. This year, according to The Sun, one of Bond's cars is reportedly the new Aston Martin Rapide E, the first all-electric Aston Martin. Speaking of expensive, CNN said that car, priced upon ordering, ran around $330,000.
No Time to Die is Daniel Craig's fifth and final James Bond film, after Casino Royale (still his best), Quantum of Solace, Skyfall, and Spectre. He initially didn't want to return for this film but by the time it wrapped, he made a drunken speech about it being the best experience he'd had.
The first Bond 25 movie trailer came out earlier this week, showing more of Rami Malek's new villain Safin, Lashana Lynch's new 00 agent Nomi, Ana de Armas as CIA agent Paloma, and the return of several familiar characters from recent films -- including Naomie Harris as Moneypenny, Ben Whishaw as Q, Ralph Fiennes as M, Jeffrey Wright as Felix Leiter, Christoph Waltz as Blofeld.
Check out the first No Time to Die trailer again:
No Time to Die opens first in the U.K. on April 2 before we get it over here on April 8, 2020. Keep up with everything heading to the big screen next year with our 2020 movie release date schedule.