Last month we took a look at James Bond from the Pierce Brosnan era and his Omega Seamaster that the agent used during his tenure. After Brosnan was done with the role Daniel Craig took over the mantle of James Bond with “Casino Royale” released in 2006. Interestingly enough, this was the second film featuring James Bond with this title having been released 39 years before.
Bond. James Bond.
The name is a natural selection when thinking of iconic watches in movies appearances. From the first Rolex appearance in the 1960′s to the digital age in the 1970′s and the return to mechanical watches later in the series, Bond’s watches have had an impact.
When one thinks of space exploration and watches, the first watch to come to mind is (and should be) the Omega Speedmaster Professional. The watch has been available for 56 years, having been introduced in 1957. It was originally intended to be a racing watch, hence the speed in Speedmaster, but, as is known, when NASA was seeking out a watch for the astronauts to take into space, the Speedmaster was chosen.
Sometimes art imitates life, to a degree, as in the case of this month’s Watches on the Screen. Once-on-top-of-the-world action star Jean-Claude Van Damme plays himself as a down-on-his-luck out of work actor in the 2008 film, JCVD.
It’s the end of the world due to a man-made virus that turns humans into vampire-like creatures. As far as you know, you are the only living human left due to your immunity to the virus, and it’s up to you to find a cure.