Daniel Craig in Spectre

In Honor of Spectre and all Things Bond

The latest and twenty-fourth move in the Bond franchise opens this weekend. In honor of the opening – and the last of the Daniel Craig movies – below are some highlights from Spectre as well as the first twenty-three.

Everyone knows there are lots of expensive items in every Bond film (how does he support that lifestyle? And how many Tom Ford suits does he ruin in the field?) The article here explains every expensive thing in Spectre.

Everyone has their favorites Bond movie (and favorite Bond – mine is still Sean Connery followed closely by Daniel Craig). Fansided ranks all of the movies in the series. And for a data-driven approach to the series Marketwatch captures the Bond legacy with six charts.

The Cars

Aston Martin DB5 from Goldfinger
Aston Martin DB5

While many different marques have made appearances in Bond films, Aston Martin has long had a special relationship with Bond. The DB5 above made its first (but not last) appearance in Goldfinger. The DB10 in Spectre was built specifically for the movie (and only 10 were produced). Here is a full list of Bond cars from the past fifty years.

The Gadgets

Nothing defines a Bond movie better than the gadgets. This story highlights the best Bond gadgets. And if the best aren’t enough the sixteen minute clip below highlights “every James Bond gadget ever.” My personal favorite? The Aston Martin DB5 from Goldfinger (about 1:20 minutes into the clip).

The Destinations

One of the key features of the Bond films are the exotic locations. Bond travels the world and does it in style – he dresses perfectly whether he is in the Swiss Alps or on a beach in Jamaica. And yet never seems to have to carry luggage. . . Esri UK compiled a very cool interactive map that shows every Bond destination over the past 50 years.

The Martini

James Bond's Vesper Martini
James Bond’s Vesper Martini

The Bond Vesper martini is unusual in that the recipe calls for both vodka and gin and made its first appearance in Casino Royale:

“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. Got it?”

Watches

Rolex Submariner Ref 6538
Rolex Submariner Ref 6538

Rolex famously declined to sponsor Albert Broccoli’s first Bond film so Albert gave his personal Rolex to Sean Connery to wear in the film. Hypebeast has compiled a list of every watch Bond ever wore.

The Girls

And last but not least . . . every Bond girl from every film.

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