OMEGA BOND SPECIAL: What watch will 007 wear next?

OMEGA BOND SPECIAL: What watch will 007 wear next?

Felix Scholz

The credits have barely finished rolling on Spectre and already we’re thinking about the future. Will Daniel Craig pick up the Walther PPK one final time, and if not him, then who? (Opinion in the office is divided between Tom Hardy and Idris Elba, by the way.) But more important even than the man himself is the watch he wears. Naturally, it’ll be Omega – but which one? Sure, he’s been faithful to the Seamaster since Goldfinger, but he’s also tried the Aqua Terra for size a few times – so there’s no reason why he couldn’t branch out into the brand’s other collections.

We channel our inner Q and come up with five Bond-worthy options.

The Globemaster

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Bond attends a large number of black tie events, casinos, gala openings, secret cabalistic meetings – you know, the usual. These occasions can degenerate into brawls and/or gun fights without a moment’s notice, which necessitates a watch that works just as well with a bow tie as it does a submachine gun. Tricky. Our suggestion would be the Globemaster. While dressy, it’s not fussily so, particularly in the steel model with tungsten carbide bezel, which would defend itself well against dings or scratches caused by hapless henchmen.

The PloProf 1200M

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The odds are good that Bond will have future run-ins with sharks (possibly equipped with lasers). During the inevitable underwater struggle, 007 could do a lot worse than Omega’s deep diving PloProf. This new titanium version won’t weigh him down. Meanwhile, Q branch would have a field day with this thing. Just look at that giant button, just screaming ‘blow something up’.

Speedmaster Skywalker X-33

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Bond’s adventures have always followed geo-political trends – from Cold War Connery to Craig’s realist post-9/11 spy. Given this precedent along with our current real-world renewed interest in space, it’s not implausible that Bond will again venture into the final frontier – perhaps a Martian mission is being hi-jacked, or a super-villain is plundering the resources of the moon for nefarious purposes. Whatever the scenario, there’s no doubt the watch on his wrist should be Omega’s next generation moon watch, the feature packed digital Speedmaster X-33.

Speedmaster Dark Side of the Moon Black Black

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He might be a secret agent, but he’s always preferred the direct approach, and he’s far more likely to confidently walk straight into the jaws of danger than ninja his way into a lair. But, if he ever needed to swap the tailored dinner jacket for more tactical gear, this blacked-out ceramic Speedmaster would provide maximum stealthiness.

Vintage Seamaster

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Even though he’s continually kitted out with the latest and greatest, at heart Bond is a traditionalist – so it would be entirely appropriate for him to step out in a vintage piece. Given his naval background, what better option than this 1957 Omega Seamaster. (Does that lollipop hand look familiar?) Plus it’d go brilliantly with his Aston Martin DB5.

Images by Kristian Dowling/Time+Tide Images.