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James Bond cars meet Jorg Gray watches

James Bond cars meet Jorg Gray watches

Wednesday, November 1st, 2017

The Jorg Gray 6500 is the watch of the U.S. Secret Service. Worn by President Barack Obama, security guards and other dignitaries around the globe, this timepiece commands uncompromising quality and functionality. Just like the U.S. Secret Service, the British Secret Service embraces precision, and no one exemplifies that better than Secret Agent James Bond.

Timing is everything for 007, from the quips to the getaways. In every Bond movie, 007 maneuvers a lavish new whip with a license to drive. Equipped with special gadgets, Bond cars are nothing short of features themselves. So, check out the coolest 007 vehicles, with one car from every decade, complemented by Jorg Gray timepieces - watches so sleek you'd think they came out of Q's laboratory. 

Sunbeam Alpine Series II ('Dr. No,' 1962)
The Sunbeam Alpine was the first-ever James Bond car. Bond rented the sky-blue convertible - which had no alterations by Q - in Jamaica to drive to the mountain apartment of Miss Taro, who doubled as a spy for villain Dr. No. After a short-lived relaxing drive, Bond is soon chased by The Three Blind Mice in a hearse. To escape, he cruises under a crane that's blocking the road, and the hearse, too tall to fit under, ends up swerving off the mountain to its demise. Fun fact: In the making of the movie, the Alpine was reportedly borrowed from a local on the island to avoid the cost of importing.

The British-made Alpine may come in underrated modesty, but it is full of moves - just like the JG6800-23. This Jorg Gray timepiece has three blue subdials that top the Swiss Ronda movement. 

Ford Mustang Mach 1 ('Diamonds Are Forever,' 1971)
Owned by diamond smuggler Tiffany Case, the Ford Mustang Mach 1 had double cut-out hood and dual color-keyed racing mirrors. Bond steers the red sports car through the Las Vegas Strip, trying to ditch the pursuing police cars on his tail. After some astute piloting, Bond takes a wrong turn down a dead-end street with a police car behind him. Facing a narrow alleyway ahead, 007 guns it up a ramp and puts the car on two wheels, driving through. Equally bold and cunning, the JG8400-21 features a Swiss Ronda movement and a sapphire-coated mineral crystal lens. Watch wearers can time their escape to the second with a chronograph complication.  

Aston Martin V8 Vantage ('The Living Daylights,' 1987)
The Aston Martin V8 that played the vehicular star in "The Living Daylights" was the last of the generation of Astons that were based on the original DBS design. In addition to the dashing curves and shiny gun-metal finish, Bond's version of the car came with what Q dubbed "optional extras:" retractable skis, spiked tires, steel-cutting lasers and land-to-land missiles. There were even gadgets on the dashboard that weren't put to use. The JG6600-24 is part of the Jorg Gray Classic collection, though it flies under the radar with a trio of subdials, a Ronda movement and a black leather band. 

BMW Z8 ('The World Is Not Enough,' 1999)
Stylistically, the BMW Z8 may just be the epitome of a Bond car. Its long, sloping hood with round headlight blisters, twin-kidney grille and leather interior are as sexy as 007's female companions. In "The World Is Not Enough," Bond has his Z8 rigged with unique features like remote control pads on the key​ fob and radar-guided stinger missiles. It ends up getting sliced in half in Azerbaijan, but unless you're outrunning helicopters with tree-cutting saws, the JG3700-31 makes a good pair, with its Swiss Ronda movement and chronograph complication. Its stainless steel will hold up against, well, almost all adventures. 

Aston Martin DBS V12 ('Casino Royale,' 2006)
You may remember this Aston Martin from when Bond suavely pulls up to the entrance of the casino. Though the roadster did not have an inventory of gadgets, it did contain a few secret compartments for Bond's gun and a defibrillator. Plus, the V12 enables a top speed of 205 miles per hour, marking the fastest series production model ever made by Aston. For the car crash in the film, the stunt driver had to use an air cannon located behind the driver's seat to propel the car into a roll at the precise moment of impact. The car rotated seven times while being filmed, a new world record confirmed by the Guinness Book of Records in 2006. Set your own records with the JG8400-22, a chronograph with a water resistance of 100 meters, a steel buckle and a silicone band. 

Aston Martin DB5 ('Skyfall,' 2012)
This luxury grand tourer was designed by the Italian coachbuilder Carrozzeria Touring Superleggera in the early 1960s. In "Skyfall," two gadgets appeared in this vehicle: the ejector seat (though not used) and two front-firing machine guns. However, it was not the first time the Martin DB5 starred in a Bond movie; the car debuted in 1964's "Goldfinger." Pair it with the equally classy JG6600-24, which has a silver case bezel that matches the car's color. 

Rise to the level of the U.S. Secret Service and British Secret Agent 007 with a Jorg Gray timepiece. There is no such thing as a James Bond movie without a chase scene. Everybody has a favorite Bond and Bond girl, but what's your favorite Bond car-Jorg Gray timepiece matchup?

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