Breitling Top Time chronograph: The James Bond watch choice for Sean Connery in "Thunderball"

Breitling Top Time chronograph: The James Bond watch choice for Sean Connery in "Thunderball"

Admittedly, the Breitling Top Time has been woefully under-covered in my James Bond watch efforts.

Problem is, the production model just doesn’t make the same impression as the Q-modified (prop) version worn by Sean Connery as James Bond in Thunderball.

And I’m not interested in following suit with the hack-about wannabe prop-makers on fanboy-forums who repeatedly fail at attempts to replicate what the master craftsmen at Eon Productions fabricated in the 1960s by way of convincing faux Geiger-counter housing.

Don’t get me wrong: The Breitling Top Time is a fabulous watch, a great chronometer. And the first to depart from Rolex model selections for the movie-Bond.

In looking for middle ground, I created this image. Focusing on the continue reading…