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.
The Movie: Zodiac (2007)
In the late 1960′s and early 1970′s California’s Bay Area was haunted by a vicious and elusive serial murder who called himself Zodiac. His crimes, which began in December of 1968 and continued into 1970 were made all the more sensational by the killer’s taunting of police by sending letters and coded messages to the press throughout and beyond his spree.