Friday, 4 November 2011

Will Daniel Craig wear Rolex or Omega as James Bond in Skyfall?

So what wristwatch will Daniel Craig be wearing in his third outing as James Bond in next year’s 007 movie Skyfall? In Quantum of Solace it was an Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean. But Craig handed that over to the Children in Need appeal back in 2008.

Skyfall is to be directed by Sam Mendes and features a sexy new baddy for the ladies in the shape of Javier Bardem. For the men, French actress Bérénice Marlohe has joined the cast as “a glamorous, enigmatic character called Severin” while Naomie Harris - who was rumoured to be up for the role of Moneypenny - will play a field agent called Eve.

James Bond had a long association with Rolex from the start. Indeed, author Ian Fleming was wearing a Rolex when he wrote his novel, On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, in 1962. And actor Daniel Craig reportedly wears Rolex when he isn't being Bond. So it would hardly be a surprise if it’s a Rolex for 007 this time round. But early on in the films, Bond switched his loyalties to Omega and has stuck with it.

You can get your own Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean Chrono 2210.50.00 if you happen to have a few thousand pounds to spare. Around £4,500 to be a bit more precise. In the mean time, keep an eye out to see if Rolex, Omega, Craig or Skyfall's publicists have more to say about Bond's choice of wristwatch this time round.