There is literally no time to die now, as Eon Productions have just recently announced that the 25th James Bond film, and Daniel Craig’s last as 007, No Time to Die, is postponed worldwide from its original date in April to November due to the Coronavirus outbreak.
However, various brands out there are already up in arms when it comes to 007 limited editions to welcome back the return of the famed British spy since his last appearance in 2015’s Spectre. Not to mention, the film franchise also celebrated the 50th anniversary of the 1969 film On Her Majesty’s Secret Service just last year.
While the world awaits with bated breath for Craig’s last portrayal as 007, and director Cary Joji Fukunaga’s first attempt at a Bond film – following his acclaimed resume in film and television with True Detective, Maniac, Beasts of No Nation and IT, we already know Tom Ford will be fitting the spy’s suits in the upcoming instalment, as he cruises around town in his latest car the Aston Martin DB11.
Here are five James Bond limited editions to get your hands on – or at least, save up for before the film drops later this year.
Inspired by the original movie posters and opening title sequences of past James Bond films, Swatch launches an exclusive collection of six 007-inspired timepieces, including one designed by Swatch and No Time to Die costume designer Suttirat Anne Larlarb.
The five designs feature design codes from the films Dr No (1962), On Her Majesty’s Secret Service (1969), Moonraker (1979), Licence to Kill (1989), The World Is Not Enough (1999) and Casino Royale (2006).
The last edition celebrates Q (played by Ben Whishaw in the last three Bond films), Swatch’s favourite character and the person responsible for making Bond the cool spy that he is by arming 007 with the latest gadgets he has created. His exclusive watch in No Time to Die is a timeless mix of tradition with a penchant for futuristic innovation – just like the man himself.
Michael Kors marks its first partnership with the 007 film franchise with a limited edition capsule featuring the coveted Michael Kors Collection Bancroft satchel. Crafted in Italy and created exclusively for No Time to Die, the MKC x 007 Bond Bancroft satchel, Bond Carryall and Bond Duffel channel the sophistication synonymous with the James Bond films.
The luxe calf leather Bond Bancroft satchel exudes everyday elegance with its refined silhouette and roomy interior; something the film’s pivotal character Moneypenny, played by British actress Naomie Harris can vouch for, for she matches her outfits with the satchel in the film.
Meanwhile, the Bond Carryall is rendered in calf leather, and luggage-hued cotton canvas Bond Duffel are designed for the most stylish travelling. A polished MKC x 007 plaque on the interior lining of the satchel highlights the special collaboration, as the exclusive MKC x 007 leather luggage tag does on the carryall and duffel.
Need something more masculine or spacious than Moneypenny’s satchel? The British luxury luggage and suitcases brand has got you covered with its 007 Vulcanised Fibreboard Luggage collection.
Having already provided the casing for the Omega James Bond 50th Anniversary Limited Edition Set last year, Globe-Trotter stretches its gadgetry muscles further with the exclusively created four-wheel trolley cases.
Available in check-in (78L) and carry-on (34L) sizes, the 007 x Globe-Trotter luggage comes with an extendable handle, two internal webbing straps on the lid and base, and an exterior centre clip for the lid. The classic ocean green vulcanised fibreboard case with a black leather trim finishes off with a silver-plated engraving to mark the collaboration and production number.
Bond’s preferred drink at the bar is known to all due to his “shaken, not stirred” catchphrase, (more specifically: “one dry martini in a deep champagne goblet… three measures of Gordon’s, one of vodka, half a measure of Kina Lillet. Shake it very well until it’s ice-cold, then add a large thin slice of lemon peel.”), but when he has company, he’d prefer downing bubblies – Bollinger, in particular.
Recently, the French Champagne house commemorated its 40-year relationship with the British spy, since its first appearance in the 1979 Moonraker, (when 007 was in his Roger Moore incarnation), as well as to coincide with the initial release date of No Time to Die – with two limited editions.
With only 407 units available, the Moonraker Luxury limited edition comes in a pewter and wood enclosure modelled after the iconic space shuttle in the namesake film, encasing the Bollinger 2007 bottle set inside a Saint Louis crystal ice bucket.
Whereas the 007 Limited Edition Millésimé 2011 features a wooden and clear box with hydraulic lifts and the names of the 25 Bond films etched on the lid. The bottle in place is the Bollinger 2011 wine, which marks the first time both the village and the vintage were used exclusively and concurrently for a dedicated wine, made from Pinot Noir grapes from the Grand Cru village of Ay – the birthplace of the House of Bollinger in 1829.
The “beautiful friendship” between Omega and James Bond endures with yet another new 007 timepiece that will be worn by Daniel Craig in No Time to Die. Designed with input from the 007 producers and Daniel Craig, whom Omega remained in close contact with throughout the design process for references on the sort of features the watch might require, the new Seamaster Diver 300M 007 Edition has been built with military needs in mind.
The timepiece is crafted from Grade 2 Titanium, a strong and lightweight material perfect for an undercover agent, which is also used for the case and titanium mesh bracelet with its innovative adjustable buckle. Further decreasing the weight is the “tropical” brown aluminium, which also gives a classic look to the dial and bezel ring, alongside the vintage Super-LumiNova on the diving scale, blackened hands and indexes.
On the NAIAD LOCK caseback is a series of numbers that follow the format of genuine military-issue watches: “0552” is the code-number specified for Navy personnel; “923 7697” the numbers for a divers’ watch; the letter “A” to signify a watch with a screw-in crown; “007”, James Bond’s iconic agent number; and finally, the number “62” for the year the very first James Bond film (Dr No) was released.
Running on the OMEGA Co-Axial Master Chronometer Calibre 8806, which has achieved the industry’s highest standards of precision, chronometric performance and magnetic resistance, the Seamaster Diver 300M 007 Edition will be delivered in an exclusive brown fabric pouch with a titanium mesh bracelet, or a striped NATO strap in dark brown, grey and beige with 007 engraved on the loop.
For more 007 and No Time to Die collaborations, visit 007store.com.