Welcome in Clocks of the week, where we will follow the rarest, wildest and most desired watches noticed by celebrities.
Next week, There is no time to die, the last chapter of the James Bond franchise, is finally hit theaters. But the title of the film raises more questions than it answers. For example, how does our debon hero really know if it’s time to die or not? Well, there can only be one solution: a great watch. The good news is that Bond doesn’t have a shortage of them. The special edition Omega Seamaster in which Bond wears There is no time to die not quite new – this watch was available to the public closer to the original release date of the film. Meanwhile, Daniel Craig is busy embodying his character on the red carpet. This week, at the premiere of his latest Bond, Craig wore a personalized two-row fusion suit by Savile Row’s Anderson & Sheppard and Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra. Outside the red carpet, watches everywhere were also full of Bond: fans of the show embraced the pieces of 007, rumors that Bond candidates wore custom pieces, and one-off prototypes that would make Q proud, were found.
Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra by Daniel Craig
Bond and the men who played him have been wearing Omega since the 1995s Golden eye. At the time, everything was new in the Bond universe: Pierce Brosnan joined the franchise, along with Omega and one of the best video games. According to the brand, this was a more historically accurate choice for Bond: in the legend, the hero is an officer of the Royal Navy, and the representatives of the real world of this force wore pieces of Omega. After the change, unlimited access to the Omega catalog is one of the advantages – in addition to the huge international fame – of playing Bond. Craig took advantage over the years and stopped running with this very beautiful Seamaster in gold Sedna, the rose gold brand version.
Ed Sheeran’s Omega Seamaster, Specter
This week, Sheeran appeared in an episode about Bond The Graham Norton Show. For most celebrities, a tuxedo would be enough to understand the task, but noted that security guard Sheeran took things one step further. The singer wore the special edition Seamaster, made for 2015 Ghostwhich marks the first time Omega has sold a watch (aesthetically) identical to the piece Bond wears in the actual film. This Seamaster has been redesigned with a NATO-friendly strap and vintage-inspired details such as the second-hand lollipop.
Rolex Datejust II by Idris Elba, personalized by Black Venom
We now turn our attention to the long-time candidate for 007, Idris Elba. His watch proves that we just need to hurry up and give him the vacant role right now. What could be more elegant and suitable for a super spy than a darkened custom watch? A bond is used to order equipment and the only thing missing from this piece is a saw or the ability to shoot with lasers. In addition, the Italian band that customizes the watch, Black Venom, already sounds like a Bond villain.
Rake Malek, Cartier Tank Américaine
Rami Malek is a man who really understands what works for him, stylishly. Even before he became Cartier’s ambassador, he was a regular fan. He has been noticed over the years carrying Tank MC (tighter version of the watch with a stopwatch) as well as the Santos-Dumont of the brand. This week, on the red carpet of Bond, Malek wore another version of the Tank. The distinguishing feature of Américaine is its curved case, which allows it to easily slide under the cuff of Malek’s thin tuxedo.
The prototype of Ben Ainsley’s Rolex Yacht-Master
This isn’t necessarily a new watch, as British sailor Ben Ainsley has been wearing it since late last year, but Rolex magazine recently opened some new exciting details around it. It turns out that Ainslie carelessly shakes a one-on-one prototype of a Rolex: Yachtmaster in titanium. This is hugely horrifying news in the world of watches, because while other brands such as Omega, IWC and Richard Mille have experimented with titanium, this is the first Rolex watch ever made from material. Titanium is incredibly light, which is important for some of Ainslie’s work. “Every little weight we can save helps us go faster,” Ainsley told Rolex Magazine. “The best watch I’ve ever worn.” For Ainslie, Rolex even removed the complications with the date that appear on every other Yacht-Master. Rolex is known for producing these types of specially designed watches-submarines for divers or explorers for mountaineers-and this Yacht-Master is a return to this ethos.