Author Jeffery Deaver signed a limited number of Carte Blanche first edition novels with specific reference to James Bond's Rolex, one of which is shown here

Author Jeffery Deaver signed a limited number of Carte Blanche first edition novels with specific reference to James Bond's Rolex, one of which is shown here

Rare among rarities, is this James Bond watch photo.

During the last stop on his 2011 US book tour to promote Carte Blanche for Simon & Schuster, James Bond continuation author Jeffery Deaver signed a limited number of first editions with watch-brand references.

In this case, “To those who enjoy seeing James Bond wear Rolex watches.”

The autograph page on one of those books is background for this photo of a Rolex reference 115200 Oyster Perpetual Date wristwatch — the 34mm, black dial, domed bezel time keeper that James Bond wears as his personal choice in Carte Blanche.

All “James Bond’s Rolex watch” books were signed on June 29, 2011, at McIntyre Books in North Carolina.

As books in print move closer to becoming a dying breed, I lit this photograph with an eye toward emphasizing the feel and texture of the paper. Rather than a high-key look, there’s a bit more sense of blemishes, as well as warmer incandescent illumination by which novels have so often been enjoyed throughout time.

Available for immediate download today in 12 aspect ratios, via James Bond Watch Photos website.

Image © 2011 Dell Deaton. All Rights Reserved. Published in USA