Image courtesy Omega SA, used with permission

“Just how many Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean watches were shown on-screen in Casino Royale?”

Not simply “there,” somewhere on the set. Not merely kept nearby “just in case.” But actually worn by the James Bond character and visible on-screen in the final cut of this movie?

In our last James Bond Watches Blog post, we focused on the Antiquorum (“Omegamania”) auction Lot 300 watch. The printed catalogue headlined this as “The,” as opposed to “A” watch from this part of the movie. It read in full: “The ‘Casino Royale Planet Ocean’ – Actual Watch Worn by Daniel Craig During the Filming.”

This listing emphasized that the screen-worn watch “remains in the condition it was in at the end of ‘Casino Royale’ ….” That “condition” included significant caking with dirt.

Yet, just a little over two months prior, “the Bond watch worn in the film by Daniel Craig” was shown by Omega during its public “James Bond Exhibition” at Cité du Temps. That show ran from mid-December 2006 through the end of January 2007.

The James Bond Watches Blog ran without editorial the Press Kit provided by Omega, including their hi-res photographs. Take a look at this link to the third photograph, of that screen-worn Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean Big Size.

No dirt.

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