Rolex Pre-Daytona George Lazenby James Bond for once …

Australian actor George Lazenby was chosen in 1969 to star in the role of James Bond the sixth film of this long saga, after Sean Connery had declared that they no longer play this role. Lazenby had behind him a little acting experience but, at the time, was the highest-paid model in the world.

He was the star of “007 – In the service of Her Majesty.” He was also offered a contract to be the next James Bond in seven films, but his manager Rohnan O’Rahilly convinced him not to accept this offer in fact that George refused.
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At the time the opinions of the critics were divided between those who believed the best Lazenby Bond and those who thought exactly the contrary. One of the reasons that brought about a not quite stellar performance of this film at the box office was that George said, just before the film, which would proseuito to fill this role in later episodes.
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One of the watches that James Bond wore the wrist was a New Rolex Daytona 1964 about (Reference 6238): The image you see above is from the film. The model you see below is the same, but differs from the exemplar used by Bond that had the tip of the second hand in red.
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The main difference between a model and a Pre-Daytona Daytona is that the latter has the scale of the units / hour arranged around the edge of the dial and the Daytona exhibition outside the ring.
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Also when Rolex created the Daytona also stopped calling him “Chronograph” and began using the word “Cosmograph” which is still attached to the name “Rolex Daytona.” (Ed. The first reference Cosmograph, the 6239, was produced from 1963 to 1969. In the Italian Rolex catalogs will however only from 1964 onwards).

Here George lay in the image below for a publicity photograph of “007 – On Her Majesty’s Service” in front of the Big Ben in London.

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