On October 31, 2020, British actor Sean Connery (Sean Connery) passed away at the age of 90. He has starred in films such as “Thunder Valley”, “Murder on the Orient Express”, “Brave to Death Island”, “Stealing the Sky”, and “Arabic Army”. Among them, the most well-known to the public is the “007” series, and Sean is also the first actor of 007 James Bond. In 1962, he participated in “Dr. 007 Promise”, which became a hit with his elegant, handsome and capable image.
For friends who like watches, Sean Connery also has a special meaning. Because the watch he wore in the “007” series of movies has influenced many watch friends. As a result, in the watch industry, even the Rolex Water Ghost Ref. 6538 is specifically referred to as “James Bond”.
Today we are going to share what kind of watches he wears in the 6 “007” movies starring Sean Connery.
In the movie, he first wore a watch from Gruen Gao Luyun. When it comes to this brand, 99% of my watch friends are unfamiliar. Gruen can be traced back to 1874. It is a brand founded by Germans in the United States and then moved to Switzerland. Before the 1950s, it was a smash hit, and even shared the production line with Rolex. After that, Gruen has been going downhill, and it is rarely heard. Currently, the US is preparing to relaunch it and it is made by Germany.
Because the modern brand is basically outdated + no close-up shots, even if Sean Connery (Sean Connery) wore it many times in subsequent 007 movies, it did not attract public attention in the end.
After that, the most important Rolex water ghost Ref.6538 appeared, and its obvious difference from the modern water ghost is that there is no crown shoulder. At the same time, the crown is designed to be relatively large for easy winding and time adjustment. It is also called “Big Crwon”.
Sean Connery wore this Rolex Water Ghost Ref. 6538 in “Dr. No” in 1962, “Love from Russia” in 1963, “Gold Finger” in 1964, and “Thunder Ball” in 1965. .
Among them, “Gold Finger” in 1964, the close-up shot of Sean Connery’s Ref.6538 with a Nato nylon strap, became a memory of a generation.
In addition to Rolex and Gao Luyun, Sean Connery also wore a special Breitling in “007 Thunderball”. The watch in the play has been modified by Dr. Q to have a special Geiger count (measure nuclear radiation) function. Of course, this function is just for decoration, not really usable.
The most legendary thing is that this special item list disappeared for more than half a century. It was discovered in a car trunk flea market in the UK in 2013, when the buyer spent 25 pounds, or about 216 yuan, to buy it. Because the shape of the special case is more obvious, it was sent to the filming studio of the 007 movie and officially verified by Breitling, and it was confirmed that it was the one that year. Finally, it was auctioned at Christie’s in 2013, and the transaction price was approximately RMB 900,000. And this is the only Sean Connery 007 watch discovered and sold.