Who wears watches any more? James Bond, for one. And it’s not just any watch, James Bond’s Daniel Craig is wearing, he’s helping for the first time to also create that special watch:
Excitingly and in a first for the Bond franchise, Bond actor Daniel Craig worked personally with Omega for the past two years to help design the Seamaster. (He valued lightness and a vintage-inspired aesthetic, both of which are present in the new model.) Using inspiration from MOD-issued watches in Omega’s back catalog, the Omega team worked with Craig to perfect this aesthetic via the inclusion of “old radium”-style Super-LumiNova, present in the watch in blue-glowing indices and a green-glowing seconds hand.James Bond’s New Watch Is a Titanium Omega Seamaster Diver • Gear Patrol
The watch is gorgeous, but cell phones have become the current day watch. These Fitbit health watches which measure your heart rate and other technical goodness are also popular alternatives to the watch market. I used to wear a market for years and years when I was in my teens and until late 20s. After that? Only a few technology-related watches. Bought my wife a SPOT watch when they were the rage and she liked it.
As far as luxury goes, the Omega watch sure looks good. Too bad for that price it doesn’t have tires and can get me to and from the movie theater or I’d be all over it.
Why not a villainous Rami Malek watch?
Apparently people are interested in Daniel Craig enough to require a security team surrounding him for protection:
“It was hard to spot him at his own event. It’s the first time 007 needed his own security detail,” a spy quipped.pagesix.com
Am curious how many readers currently wear watches?