Sean Connery Turned a Standard Rolex Watch Into “The Bond”

Sean Connery
Sean Connery Turned a Standard Rolex Watch into “The Bond”

Sean Connery is known for starring in four James Bond films, and that’s just the beginning of what comes to mind when the star is brought up. Whether it’s the image of Connery playing Bond in Goldfinger as he asks for a martini that has to be “shaken, not stirred” or in the opening scene of Goldfinger as Bond plants barrels of explosives while wearing a white tuxedo as he flicks the lighter to check the time. The flame from the lighter lit up the watch that Connery was wearing on his wrist, and it was the same watch that he wore in all four Bond movies that he’s starred in.

The Famous Rolex Watch

The Rolex Submariner 6538 “Big Crown” was worn by Sean Connery in the first four Bond movies that he was in. For many men, the James Bond that Connery played has defined the kind of man they wanted to be. They wanted to drive like him, dress, fight, and even shag like him.

The Rolex Submariner 6538 “Big Crown” - James Bond
Sean Connery Turned a Standard Rolex Watch into “The Bond”

As the lighter showed off the Submariner watch, it became imprinted as an icon to many people. The Submariner is a very distinctive diver watch with a numbered bezel and even fat indices for hour markers. These are all made to be visible underwater. Sean Connery wears the “Big Crown” model, and due to its association with 007, it’s more commonly known as the “James Bond Submariner.”

The Impact Sean Connery Had on the Rolex

Sean Connery wearing the Submariner Rolex
Sean Connery Turned a Standard Rolex Watch into “The Bond”

Sean Connery and the way he wore the Submariner Rolex watch had a big impact on people. It showed off how it could be worn in a new way. The Submariner was a diver watch that was worn by actual divers. The sales of this kind of watch were weak, but when Connery wore this watch in a much more casual fashion, with swim trunks while on a boat and also while wearing a tuxedo.

The Submariner watch has become one of the most famous and recognizable watches in the world. Sean Connery helped increase the sales of this watch then and now. The 6538 Rolex Submariner is still one of the most desirable models.