Daniel Craig Gets Into the James Bond Mood with This Watch

Cam Wolf

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Set all your clocks to double-oh seven, start saying your family name before your given one, and press random buttons on all your quotidian possessions to see if it’ll conjure an Aston Martin out of thin air. Because it’s about to get real Bond-y in here—James Bond-y. The next installment of the franchise starring everyone’s favorite debonair spy isn’t set to debut until next spring, but the Bond Media Complex is already shifting into action. Last week, Daniel Craig attended a press event for No Time to Die and wore a watch up to Bond’s standards: an Omega Speedmaster ’57 Chronograph. Bond has worn Omega ever since 1995, when Pierce Brosnan’s 007 wore a Seamaster in GoldenEye, and it looks like Craig will continue the tradition next year. Also this week: Ellen Degeneres! Jon Hamm wears a watch with an interesting complication. And Odell Beckham Jr is out on $2 million watches and in on $100 ones.

James Bond "No Time To Die" Photocall

Franco Origlia
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Daniel Craig’s Omega Speedmaster ’57 Chronograph

The Omega Speedmaster is the only watch NASA-approved to accompany astronauts to the moon, so it makes sense that it can handle Bond’s save-the-world get-the-girl lifestyle. Craig’s is a throwback to early Speedmasters—it’s a 60-year anniversary edition of the model that was released in 1957. The watch also comes with the thick, colorful “Broad Arrow” hand beloved by collectors.

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Clive Brunskill

Roger Federer’s Rolex Cosmograph Daytona

The Rolex Daytona is still at the top of every watch collector’s wishlist. And no watch has risen more in value this year than the black-and-white reference 116500, according to Paul Altieri, the CEO of Rolex dealer Bob’s Watches. This is a different model, with a white gold case and a blue-and-red dial, but the point stands: the Rolex Daytona is the watch desired by collectors and worn by dudes like Roger Federer.

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Daniel Knighton

John Mayer’s Audemars Piguet Royal Oak

Go looking for this Royal Oak with a tourbillon and white dial in Audemars Piguet’s catalog and you’ll return as empty-handed as Wile E. Coyote hunting down the Roadrunner. (The picture above shows the piece's closest match.) That’s because the piece Mayer is wearing on the San Diego stop of his tour is a custom-made piece only available to FOA (friends of Audemars). No surprise: John Mayer is an FOA supreme. Watch collecting is amazing like that—a market built on exclusivity, where the richest of the rich spend ungodly amounts to buy limited one-of-some-tiny-number...only to be shown up by a famous dude with a one-of-one.

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Rachel Murray

Jon Hamm’s Bell & Ross 123 Jumping Hour

Look closely at Hamm’s watch and you’ll notice something strange about it: the numbers circling around the dial aren’t the typical one-through-12 hour markers. Instead, they indicate the minutes and the hour is shown through an aperture that “jumps” whenever the hand passes the 60-minute mark. The jumping hour was designed as just another way to depict the time and hit peak popularity around the ‘20s. Bell & Ross is known for its square-shaped watches and vintage-inspired pieces. This watch, with its old-school mechanism, certainly fits the latter category.

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Ellen Degeneres’s Patek Philippe Aquanaut

To everyone sleeping on Ellen DeGeneres as a watch collector: please stop sleeping on Ellen DeGeneres as a watch collector. I don’t know how many watches a season of Game of Games buys, but it apparently is a lot. And what taste! Everyone is always talking about oldies-but-goodies, but what about the newbie-and-goodie seen here on America’s sweetheart? The watch is a Patek Philippe Nautilus that debuted at Baselworld earlier this year. A very sporty watch to wear while interviewing, I assume, the latest person to go viral on TikTok.

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Odell Beckham’s Richard Mille RM 56-02 Tourbillon Sapphire

Ignoring the controversy around this watch for a moment, I want to talk about what OBJ said of his infamous piece after the game : “I am off of it. I don’t really have any comment about it,” he said. “I think Daniel Wellington might be a better watch than these, a little classier, not as flashy as this one. I’m just blessed.” So after wearing a $190,000 watch during the first game of the NFL season, OBJ is now doing something even more controversial. Daniel Wellington has about as much in common with Richard Mille as a glass of water has with a seven-course tasting menu at Noma. Richard Mille: expensive, highly technical, comes in weird-ass shapes. Daniel Wellington: affordable, powered by mass-made Japanese quartz movements, comes in normal-ass shapes. In news that will shock no one, a day after the press conference, OBJ announced a partnership with Daniel Wellington.

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Michael Tran

Logan Paul’s Richard Mille RM 11-03 “Felipe Massa”

For better or worse, this is a defining image of this decade: Semi-disgraced YouTube phenom Logan Paul, snapped during the press conference for his “celebrity” boxing match, wearing famous-people-favorite watch brand Richard Mille. The brand’s watches are built to handle athletic competition—from tennis matches to football games—but it’s doubtful Mille envisioned his watches worn by a YouTuber boxing another YouTuber. I’m sorry to leave you with this nightmarish image, but we’ve reached the end, friends.

Originally Appeared on GQ