From June 18, 2010- April 30, 2011, Dell Dayton curator of “James Bond Watches” at the National Watch and Clock Museum showed us an impressive collection of watches used in James Bond FIlms on Display.
With the return of the James Bond Exhibit to the Watch and Clock Museum which runs through the end of 2014, a brand new watch gallery is launched on the main floor of the museum. In the future special displays will change every 12-18 months.
In the words of Museum DIrector, Noel Poirier, “Our past Bond watch presentations have been quite popular, and we regularly get requests for more on James Bond’s watches. It’s a theme that provides both a hook and a solid way to organize highlights from five decades of watchmaking”.
Mr Poirier added, “Over the course of a little over 50 years, starting with the waning of Gruen as it stood among watchmakers in the late-1950s, through present-day Omega with its proprietary co-axial technology, ‘Bond’ gives us a unique means to periodically check in on developments through the 1960s, the quartz revolution, and premium-brand preferences of today. Ian Fleming and the James Bond movie history mark some of the most significant changes in style, power supplies, and our very definition of what a wristwatch can and should do.”
This is a real treat for any James Bond and watch fans around the world because all 7 watchmakers have been displayed together including: Breitling, Gruen, Hamilton (Pulsar), Omega, Rolex, Seiko, and TAG Heuer along with screen-accurate models from Dr. No in 1962 and Skyfall in 2012.
Please watch this video courtesy of Hodinkee of the original James Bond Exhibit curated by Dell Dayton.