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RISICO > BOND > JAMES BOND !

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Idon't think you will see a Rolex on Bond for the forseeable future. They were approached by the Bond franchise when Pierce Brossnan became 007, and Rolex refused to participate in the product placement contract.

There was a scene in one of Daniel Craig's movies where he has a conversation on a train with a lady and she asks if he wears a Rolex, and he very quickly comes back with a resounding no, an Omega. I think it was in Casino Royale

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On 1/24/2018 at 06:23, Omegamaniac said:

Idon't think you will see a Rolex on Bond for the forseeable future. They were approached by the Bond franchise when Pierce Brossnan became 007, and Rolex refused to participate in the product placement contract.

There was a scene in one of Daniel Craig's movies where he has a conversation on a train with a lady and she asks if he wears a Rolex, and he very quickly comes back with a resounding no, an Omega. I think it was in Casino Royale

Yes, in the train scene when he meets Vesper. She's grouping him with "Former SAS[1] men with big watches and easy smiles. Rolex?" And her response after he tells her IIRC is, "Lovely." I thought it was laying on a bit thick. 

[1] Wouldn't Bond be a former SBS man, if he was still supposed to be a RN CDR like in the books? 

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On 1/19/2018 at 06:21, thegreentreefrog said:

So what watch will Mr. Bond wear in the new movie RISICO ? I'm putting my money on the Seamaster 300m(same as the SPECTRE watch) but with a new Limited Edition Case Back.

The NATO band ? I think it will stay.

 

 

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On 1/24/2018 at 11:23, Omegamaniac said:

Idon't think you will see a Rolex on Bond for the forseeable future. They were approached by the Bond franchise when Pierce Brossnan became 007, and Rolex refused to participate in the product placement contract.

There was a scene in one of Daniel Craig's movies where he has a conversation on a train with a lady and she asks if he wears a Rolex, and he very quickly comes back with a resounding no, an Omega. I think it was in Casino Royale

Good point and going back to day 1 I believe the first choice of car for 007 wasn't an Aston at all but rather a Jaguar E-Type FHC (flat floor - side lock). Is there a parallel here? At the time it is said that William Lyons refused to supply an E stating "we don't need the publicity".  So henceforth and Aston Martin are asked too and gladly supply a lovely DB...So do we interpret Rolex to be in the stratospheric position today which Jaguar were in with the E way back in the 60's? Can we therefore assume that Omega are the more perilously placed Aston analogy? Discuss...:biggrin: 

(Aston were as always at the time in dire straits Jaguar were on a high)

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I'd speculate that maybe when Jaguar were told that they wanted a couple of vehicles and one would be cut apart and a bunch of special FX installed for gags, they could've said, "Ho ho, NO, not one of out little beauties." Whereas David Brown perhaps said, "Why, sure. Sounds like fun." I'm totally making this up. 

There's the story that Eon Productions asked Rolex for a watch for their new film entering production, Dr. No (in which the hero is in Jamaica, subjects his watch to rough duty), and they declined then, too. So Albert Broccoli allegedly doffed his 6538 "Big crown" Submariner on brown croc strap and lent it to the production. It reappeared (or a duplicate) in FRWL, then again in Goldfinger (getting a hero closeup in the pre-title adventure), thereby putting sealing wax on the association, regardless of what Rolex did. Of COURSE they wouldn't do that these days. I mean, Fleming's Bond swilling Heineken?! Maybe Felix Leiter (no again, he'd be a Miller Genuine Draft man, I think).

Every product placement has a ginormous price tag attached. Some of the films, you can point out shots where a product is rather obscenely in view and in focus. :toot:

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