BREITLING TOP TIME
James Bond also wears his ref 6538 Submariner in Thunderball, but this time, he also relies on another watch – the Breitling Top Time.
The 1962 Breitling Top Time (reference 2002) is given to Bond by stalwart Q; and is used as a geiger counter. The stainless steel watch has a tachymeter ring around the black dial and two metal subdials.
The watch was thought to be lost, but was rediscovered in 2013 at an English flea market, where the authentic prop was spotted by an eagle-eyed Bond fan, and bought for a measly £25. He brought the watch to an expert; and it was later auctioned off by Christie’s for more than £100,000.