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The Breitling Top Time that appeared in James Bond’s Thunderball is back

Plus, other watch news for this month.

  • Breitling

    Blast from the past

    James Bond clearly has a soft spot for Omega and Rolex watches, but he has been known to sport a handful of other unique outliers such as the Breitling Top Time that appeared on the wrist of Sean Connery in Thunderball. The star power, friendly price and assortment of styles made the Top Time Breitling’s lure for young men in the 1960s. Well it’s back — in just one style this time — to win new hearts. There’s a lot for the retro-inclined to love here: the vintage Zorro dial, the red hands, the rarely seen decimal scale and a nubuck leather strap all win points for nostalgic appeal. It is modernly sized at 41mm and runs on the chronometer-certified Caliber 23. The limited-edition (2,000 pieces) will be sold exclusively online.

    Out of the box To promote greater sustainability, Breitling will be replacing its traditional box and papers packaging with smaller pouches made from recycled materials while blockchain-based verification will replace most conventional watch papers.


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