Commemorative pieces never live up to the real deal.
Which is why we’re happy to see that Omega has finally decided to release the exact same watch James Bond will have on his wrist in the upcoming
Spectre instead of going the commemorative route—this marks the first time they’ve done so in their 20-year tenure as Bond’s official watch supplier.
With the exception of the matching overalls our parents made us wear in first grade and the one student-run musical wherein we played vaudevillian evil twins, my twin brother and I have always, for the most part, dressed neither completely different nor the same. In truth, we never really cared.
We love a good vintage watch, but sometimes finding the ideal specimen requires a good deal of legwork.
But if you happen to be in the market for a vintage Rolex Submariner, look no further than this 1968 beauty (part of a spectacular cache of vintage Rolexes and Omegas over at UrbanDaddy Perks). A classic Ref. 5513—the same one worn by James Bond in Live and Let Die—this would be a handsome addition/start to any collection. And thanks to a quirk on the dial that displays the depth rating in meters before feet (one of the many subtle rarities that aficionados obsess over), this particular watch is even more collectible.
Now to find yourself a young Jane Seymour to match.
It’s been a good day for watches. First, Ethan Newton posts this beautiful soft-focus shot of an Omega Seamaster. Then two similar Omegas come up for auction in England. Sometimes, the world just works out.