Breitling Reissues James Bond's Thunderball Watch

Breitling Reissues James Bond's Thunderball Watch - TheArsenale

While James Bond is mostly recognized for wearing Rolexes and Omegas, the secret spy would sometimes dabble in other watches and one of the most iconic ones from the bunch is Breitling's Top Time model. 

The original Top Time came out in the 60s and was relatively modern for its time, with a modern design and full of features suited for everyday use. Measuring 41mm in diameter and fitted with a convex sapphire crystal, the watch uses a single gasket crown and plunger-style chronograph pushers. While most of the dial is black and white, a splash of red has been used on the watch hands as well as a sector of one of the subdials. The dot hour markers are coated in Super-LumiNova for extra visibility in the dark. Its case is a 30-meter water-resistant case using an ETA 7753-based chronograph movement with a 48-hour power reserve. As per the Swiss tradition of Chronographs, the "Chronometer" label comes thanks to the certification of the movement by COSC. The watch is limited to 2,000 pieces and is priced at $4,990 and was available for purchase online, however, it quickly sold out to savvy collectors.