Now that we’re counting down the days before the Casino Royale premier it seems a good moment to take a look at some of the clothes and other products featured in the film and perhaps give you the chance to attend the premier dressed like Daniel Craig.
Unfortunately the move towards product endorsement in films means that products aren’t always chosen because Bond would use them, but how much the each company is prepared to pay the film producers. And with Sony now running the show it means that the film is loaded with electronics from the Japanese giant. But here goes anyway…
Walk like James Bond
Bootmakers John Lobb have provided 007 with his shoes in Casino Royale. Daniel Craig is wearing the Luffield model.
Talk like James Bond
The Sony Ericsson K800i Cyber-shot features in the film and to celebrate that fact the company has released a limited edition version.
Dress like James Bond
Some of the first pictures of Daniel Craig to emerge were from the location shoot in The Bahamas. Showing that he had hit the gym hard to prepare for the new role, Craig showed off a pair of powder blue blue swimming trunks. According to the La Perla website the trunks are the Grigioperla model – see their news section for details. While in The Bahamas Bond also sported Persol 2244s sunglasses.
We reported in September that Turnbull & Asser were to release a special edition shirt and bow tie set for Casino Royale. The shirt is the same design as worn by Daniel Craig in the film and is one brand that Bond has remained faithful to.
And when it comes to telling the time, Omega has finally admitted what one poster at Absolutely James Bond has been saying for a while now – that the Planet Ocean would feature in Casino Royale.
Eagle-eyed Dell Deaton pointed out that Daniel Craig has been wearing the Planet Ocean rather than the Seamaster in publicity shots, despite the latter being the official Bond watch. Three watches are currently shown in Omega’s James Bond section – the special James Bond edition Omega Seamaster, the standard Seamaster and the Planet Ocean. According to Deaton, just 5,007 of these watches are being released as a special edition for Casino Royale.
Drive like James Bond
Aston Martin, of course. Although Bond flirted with BMW a few years ago, he can’t really be seen in anything else. Who said anything about Bentley?
Surf the Internet like James Bond
Sony’s Vaio TX laptop features in the film, and as a tie-in product they have released a 007 branded pack. The limited edition pack includes laptop, attaché case, camera and privacy filter and there is also a 007 branded flash drive available. The Sony products are available from Sony’s store, although you’d better start saving…