Roger Moore describes an actually sad time for the millions of fans who desire to someday try to be like his ultra-suave and uniformly great James Bond when they grew up. Those who always regard themselves as watch lovers know that beyond bringing 007 into the modern days when he took over from Sean Connery with 1973’s Life and Let Die, he keeps the extra difference of having worn one of the most appealing and significant fake Rolex watches ever on screen.
We’re discussing the well-known “Buzz Saw” Replica Submariner, modified for the film into one of the most famous Bond gadgets ever. A vintage Rolex timepiece stood the test of time. Consistent with the characters it was equipped with a buzz saw bezel able to cut through rope, in addition to the capability to project a “hyper intensified magnetic field” competent of deflecting bullets. Certainly, Bond being Bond, a Bond Girl’s dress has been unzipped by using the latter function instead.
The watch has been sold by Phillips at auction. You may be astonished to know that the Buzz Saw wasn’t the only Rolex Moore wore onscreen as 007. His afterward movies are inclined to be hidden in that respect by the props department’s unlucky affection for Seikos. But in 1974’s The Man with the Golden Gun, sharp-eyed observers will be capable of discerning another Submariner, even if manifestly unchanged. And in 1977’s The Spy Who Loved Me, indefinite advertising still he can be seen sporting a GMT-Master, flawlessly made for his Royal Navy uniform. In the meantime in an exceedingly unmemorable film of his called Street People released around at the time when he wore the iconic GMT-Master II known as the “Coke.”
That also shows that Moore loved fake Rolex watches in his private life, as was only fitting for a man of his stature. Few Bonds have been able to resist the attraction of the branded watch that it was the original option of 007’s inventor Ian Fleming. More lately Moore’s affection for Rolex manifested itself in a particular publication DLC-coated Sea-Dweller which he initially specially made as a set of two from Project X Designs. Moore primarily gifted one of the watches to a charity auction benefiting UNICEF in 2017, and Christie has auctioned off the others in Geneva at the time of a week before his death. By Project X, the newest design of whom we reviewed a short time ago, the sale represents a new world record for a custom-made watch sold at auction. And a proper end to the great Sir Roger Moore’s lifetime connected with the world’s most wonderful watch brand.