James Bond Omega watch in Casino Royale: World's first positive identification

James Bond Watches was first to positivelly identify the Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean worn by Daniel Craig in "Casino Royale." Who'll break with a definitive ID for the Bond 23 watch?


It’s been a while since I was this deluged with requests for information about a James Bond watch.

Mere days after the first official announcement that Bond 23 is committed to a release date of November 9, 2012, I’ve literally been swamped by requests through just about every communication channel imaginable.

“What watch is he going to wear?”

As always, there’ll not only be increasing speculation — and, as curiously seems to be the case in such matters, passionately boiling debates — but also “recommendations” regarding what folks feel ought to serve actor Daniel Craig best in his next outing as James Bond, 007.

By way of perspective, Albert R. Broccoli’s Eon Productions premiered its Casino Royale in London on November 14, 2006.

Up until then, the Omega 2531.80 Seamaster had become the more or less expected James Bond watch after having been worn by Pierce Brosnan in his last three James Bond films. It was also a given that Omega would be the James Bond watch supplier for Casino Royale per the terms of a set production placement arrangement with producers Micheal G Wilson and Barbara Broccoli.

With Martin Campbell returning to direct and Mr Craig newly cast to the role, it made sense from both a character perspective and a marketing perspective to update, if not change, the Omega model(s) featured on screen. The reference 2531.80 would also be discontinued by the time Casino Royale hit theaters.

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