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    Even though the infamous M16 dynasty of James Bond turns 57 this year, they’ve yet maintained their cinematic tradition of sporting exquisite pieces of horology. 007 may sport a different timepiece every single time we see a new Bond girl on screen, but his taste in horology and its aesthetic has been prominent throughout the Bond generations.  We’ve cracked the code: Stainless steel case, a monotone dial and an audacious tone of simple elegance. To help you ace the Bond wrist-wear game, we’ve picked out 6 watches that perfectly match and embrace the ‘No Time To Die’ secret agent’s timeless aesthetic.

    Longines HydroConquest
    Longines HydroConquest

    In classic retro 007 fashion, the black dial and stainless steel case prevails even today, with this HydroConquest being an example of that. Inside, there is a Quartz movement that powers the date window you see on the dial. Overall, the piece reminds us Daniel Craig’s watches from his early James Bond years.

    Price: Rs 65,700.

    Available at Kapoor Watch Company.

    Rado HyperChrome
    Rado HyperChrome

    With Bond’s timeless silhouette maintained, this Rado piece takes it up a notch in terms of complications as well as suave. While this timepiece is cased out of black PVD throughout, the bezel sports a splash of rose gold, breaking its monochromatic tone. Powering the triple sub-dial chronograph, is a Quartz movement.

    Price: Rs 1,08,100.

    Available at Kapoor Watch Company.

    Seiko Prospex
    Seiko Prospex

    Before James Bond swore an alliance to Omega’s watches, he was actually a big Rolex guy. Sharing that same early ’90s appearance, is this Seiko Prospex. It runs automatic with a date window at 3 0’clock and a fully luminescent index on its dial.

    Price: Rs 75,000.

    Available at Ethos Watches.

    Victorinox Chrono
    Victorinox Chrono

    We picked out this piece who love the Bond aesthetic yet have a taste for complications. Packing a Chronometer, Perpetual Calendar and Tacymeter, this Victorinox timepiece is an expression of Bond’s need for utility equipment and his classy monochromatic sense of style. The watch runs Quartz and is cased out of pure steel.

    Price: Rs 64,500.

    Available at Ethos Watches.

    TAG Heuer Formula 1
    TAG Heuer Formula 1

    When it comes to sheer style and watchmaking utility, you can never go wrong with a TAG. As these happen to be the two pillars of James Bond’s aesthetic, it boasts a stainless steel case, a classic black dial and a Quartz movement underneath. There are much more complicated pieces from TAG’s F1 Acquaracer line that sport a similar silhouette.

    Price: Rs 92,000.

    Available at Helios Watch Store.

    Omega Seamaster Diver
    Omega Seamaster Diver

    This is the ultimate James Bond watch or atleast the closest you can get to it. A very similar model is currently a part of the ‘No Time To Die’ film, which is available to the public for retail. But if you can’t, this SeaMaster Diver is a cult timepiece to own. The steel case and black dial aesthetic prevails but also includes a bold horizontal patterned guilloche.

    Price: Rs 3,42,000.

    Available at Kapoor Watch Company.

     

    Mikhail Gomes
    Senior Features Writer
    A watch aficionado, Gomes also enjoys learning about fine whiskies, and one day hopes to establish his own menswear label. At Lifestyle Asia India, he writes on watches, menswear, auto and tech.