You read that correctly. This is 2017, over a decade after the release of Casino Royale. And this is news, breaking just last week.
Within the last few days, mainstream news reported on “Omega’s posh dinner at The Beekman Hotel (in New York City) … designed as an intimate conversation with Daniel Craig.” Think it had to do with the next James Bond movie? highlight on a current Omega wristwatch model?
Curiously, The Holywood Reporter story lead watch content with stock photography of a 2006 Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean Big Size reference 2907.50.91 “Casino Royale” Limited Series James Bond timekeeper.
Then the bombshell dropped.
And it had nothing to do with anything so far referenced above.
Laurie Brookins reported that Daniel Craig is said to have been “gifted” the screen-worn Omega Planet Ocean that he wore “in the opening sequence of Casino Royale.” Repeatedly, this is referenced as “the” watch, singular, including at one point a direct quote attributed to Mr Craig himself.
One Planet Ocean was used in the filming of Casino Royale; got it.
Source of this gift? Producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael G Wilson. Not Omega? Um, okay.
When was it gifted? Upon “the film’s completion.” That would make it, what? summer? fall of 2006?
But if that is the case, how can this new story be reconciled with Lot 300, “The ‘Casino Royale Planet Ocean,’ Actual Watch Worn by Daniel Craig During Filming,” sold at auction on April 15, 2007? continue reading…