Thursday, 17 August 2017

Daniel Craig and Omega's new watch inspired by Commander Bond

Daniel Craig wore "Commander's Watch" when he confirmed his return as 007 in "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert" 16th of August 2017.




Seamaster Diver 300M “Commander’s Watch” Limited Edition

OMEGA have created a unique watch design inspired by the red, white and blue colours of the Royal Navy as well as the Commander’s insignia itself. Presented on a NATO strap with an additional metal bracelet, the stainless steel version is limited to 7,007 pieces and the 18K yellow gold version to just seven pieces.

Timepiece celebrates 007’s naval background and rank.


"The Commander’s Watch salutes the ensign colours of the British Royal Navy."

Source and photos: 007.com and Omega Watches


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OMEGA President and CEO Raynald Aeschlimann (middle)
revealed the watch alongside Bond film producer
Michael G. Wilson and Samantha Bond (Moneypenny)



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Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Daniel Craig is back as 007 in Bond 25


007 Travelers is very happy for this official confirmation:

Daniel Craig with Stephen Colbert in
"The Late Show with Stephen Colbert"

Daniel Craig has made it official: He’ll be returning for another movie as James Bond.

Craig confirmed the news that had been widely expected during his appearance on Tuesday’s (15 August 2017) edition of “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert.”

Colbert pressed Craig about his quote, when he joked that he would rather “rather break this glass and slash my wrists” than return to the role. Craig said he gave that interview two days after “Spectre” (2015) finished shooting, when he was still exhausted.

“Instead of saying something with style and grace, I said something really stupid,” he said.



And here it is:


"Yes," Craig told Colbert point-blank, when asked if he will return as the secret agent. "I always wanted to, I wanted a break," he said of returning to the character.

He also confirmed that it would be the last time he would tackle the iconic role, saying, "I just want to go out on a high note, and I can't wait."







Sources
: 007.com, Variety, The Hollywood Reporter and several other sources.

Photo: CBS
Video: mickdemi



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Monday, 14 August 2017

007 Food: Bowls of udon and hot broth mixed with fried soybean curd

Food: Bowls of udon and hot broth mixed with fried soybean curd
Bond book appearanceThe Man with the Red Tattoo (2002)
Experience of 007 Travelers: Self-made



""Let's have some noodles." 
They both ordered bowls of fresh udon, thick white noodles made from kneaded wheat flour. They were served in a hot broth mixed with fried soybean curd and spices such as red pepper that they could shake into the bowl according to taste. Bond found it delicious and ordered two cans of cold Kirin beer to go with the meal."
Raymond Benson: "The Man with the Red Tattoo" (2002) 








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Saturday, 12 August 2017

Thursday, 10 August 2017

007 Event: Tomorrow Never Dies 20 Years with Götz Otto in Frankfurt (13 August 2017)

What20 Jahre James Bond 007 "Der Morgen stirbt nie“
Where: Deutschen Filmmuseum, Frankfurt, Germany
When13 August 2017
Time: 20.15 Introduction by Thorsten Link (Film starts 20.40), after the film discussion with Götz Otto (Stamper in the film)


20th anniversary of James Bond 007 "Tomorrow Never Dies" (1997) starring Pierce Brosnan as James Bond. With special guest Götz Otto live in Frankfurt!

On Sunday the 13th of August, a special treat for James Bond fans will take place at the Deutschen Filmmuseum in Frankfurt. In co-operation with the James Bond Club Germany, the Deutschen Filmmuseum is celebrating the 20th anniversary of one of the "most German" James Bond films ever, "Tomorrow Never Dies".

The star of the evening is the German actor Götz Otto (Mr. Stamper), who will tell about his career, his current projects and, of course, his work with "007 ".
The event is open to all Bond fans who want to see "Tomorrow Never Dies" on the big screen and see the German James Bond star Götz Otto live!


Photo © EON, United Artists, Danjaq LLC




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Tuesday, 8 August 2017

007 Book: Raymond Benson - James Bond the Union Trilogy - Three 007 novels

BookJames Bond the Union Trilogy - Three 007 novels
Author: Raymond Benson
Pages: 846
Language: English

Three 007 novels with a new introduction by the author.

Including the full-length short story "Blast from the Past" (1997)

Includes: "High Time to Kill" (1999), "DoubleShot" (2000) and "Never Dream of Dying" (2001)








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Sunday, 6 August 2017

007 Travel story: Milan (ITALY) 2015, day 3/3

In order to read our Italy 007 travel story from day one, click here. 

Monday 3 August 2015


007 Travelers (Pirita, Mika and Little Agent Traveler) had breakfast at Da Vinci hotel´s restaurant. After that we checked out and took our luggage with us. There was still time before our flight back to Finland, so we wanted to see more Milan.

We took a taxi to Principe di Savoia, which is a Bond hotel in Piazza della Repubblica 17, in Bond book "James Bond, the Authorized Biography of 007" (1973). We took a snack and drinks at the awesome lobby of the hotel.




Mika / 007 Travelers




The balcony which explored in the book?











"During fairs that lasted four days he had a double room at Hotel Principe e Savoia. He liked that too. Hotel was stable and precious, bartender poured large doses and knew all rumours of the city. In the bar Bond met a girl, who saved his life. Girl's name was Melissa. She was English, recently divorced and was meeting his Italian lover in Milan. Man had to stay in Rome and girl was obviously lonely. Bond offered her dinner in one of the finest restaurants in Italy - Giannino, by Via Sciesa. They ate artichoke and osso buco alla milanese - and Bond spent a night with her. After grappa and gorgonzola it felt like a perfect ending for a perfect evening.
Lucky for them, they decided to go to Melissa's room. Around four o'clock in the morning there was an explosion in the hotel. Bond's double room was destroyed completely. Carabiniere told afterwards to Bond that the bomb was placed under his bed.
"Luckily I occasionally don't sleep in my own bed", Bond said.
Carabiniere laughed, but before Bond left Milan, he send a golden bracelet with warm thanks to girl. And in this case he thought, there would be a reason to send a bill to the section."

John Pearson: "James Bond, the Authorized Biography of 007"


After visiting Principe di Savoia, other Bond hotel was really close. This was Hotel Palace, which is located at Piazza della Repubblica 20. Bond and Fredericka (Flicka) von Grüsse stay there in John Gardner's book "Never Send Flowers" (1993). Bond also mentions Principe hotel in this context. He would have liked to stay there instead of Palace.











"So, when they reached the airport and turned in the BMW, she made another call, while Bond got them on to a flight to Milan.
'All set,' Flicka told him. 'We have a booking at the Palace.'

'Oh, you couldn't get us in at the Principe e Savoia?' The Palace in Milan is sister hotel to the Principe, and regarded mainly as a good, but no frills, hotel used by businessmen and provincials in town for one or two nights. The Palace was not noted for being an hotel of the grand school, but a resting place without luxury and with rooms designed in the utilitarian manner.
'I didn't even try the Principe,' she snapped. 'If you want kitsch, overdecorated five-star places, you can go and stay there on your own. Anyway, Bodo will know where to find us.'
'He's repaying your favour?'
'More, he's coming to see us. With information, I hope.'
He did not press for explanations. Already he had learned that Fredericka von Grüsse liked to do things her way, and she would tell him only when she was good and ready. Bond respected that, for he knew it mirrored his own attitude in arcane matters.
They arrived in Milan at a little after six in the evening, and by seven were settled into the Palace, amidst chrome and furnishing which were serviceable, though far from the luxury Bond would have preferred. However, the mini-bar was well stocked, and it was Flicka who suggested that they break out the champagne."

John Gardner: "Never Send Flowers" (1993)


After that we traveled to Milan Fair area: The Expo 2015 site is about 15 kilometres (9.3 mi) northwest of Milan, in the municipalities of Rho and Pero, and covers an area of 1.1 km2 (0.42 sq mi).


EXPO MILANO 2015

Duration: 1 May - 31 October 2015
Tickets: 39 EUR / adult, 33 EUR / child


Little Agent Traveler / 007 Travelers

Almost 007

















Then it was time to say bye for now, Italy! We traveled back to Finland.






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007 - matkakertomus: Milano (ITALIA) 2015, päivä 3/3

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Maanantai 3.8.2015



007 Travelers (Pirita, Mika ja Pikku Agentti Matkaaja) söivät aamiaisen Da Vinci -hotellin ravintolassa. Sen jälkeen kirjauduimme ulos ja otimme matkatavarat mukaamme. Aikaa oli vielä hyvin ennen iltalentomme lähtöä takaisin Suomeen, joten halusimme vielä nähdä lisää Milanoa.

Otimme taksin hotelli Principe di Savoiaan, joka on Bond-hotelli kirjassa "James Bond, superagentin hurja elämä" (1973) ja sijaitsee osoitteessa Piazza della Repubblica 17. Söimme pientä snackia ja joimme drinkit hotellin upeassa aulassa.



Mika / 007 Travelers






Parveke jossa räjähti kirjassa?










"Nelipäiväisten messujen aikana hänellä oli kaksoishuone Hotel Principe e Savoiassa. Hän piti siitäkin. Hotelli oli vakaa ja arvokas, baarimies kaateli auliita annoksia ja tiesi kaikki kaupungin juorut. Baarissa Bond myös tapasi tytön, joka pelasti hänen henkensä. Tytön nimi oli Melissa. Hän oli englantilainen, hiljattain eronnut ja Milanossa tapaamassa italialaista rakastajaansa. Mies joutui viipymään Roomassa, ja tyttö oli ilmeisen yksinäinen. Bond tarjosi hänelle päivällisen eräässä Italian hienoimmista ravintoloista – Gianinolla Via Sciesan varrella. He söivät artisokkaa ja osso buco alla milanesea – ja Bond vietti yön hänen kanssaan. Grappan ja gorgonzolan jälkeen se tuntui täydelliseltä päätökseltä täydelliselle illalle.


Onneksi he päättivät mennä Melissan huoneeseen. Aamuneljän aikaan hotellia vavahdutti räjähdys. Bondin kaksoishuone tuhoutui täysin. Carabiniere kertoi Bondille jälkeenpäin, että pommi oli sijoitettu hänen vuoteensa alle.
”Onneksi minä toisinaan nukun vieraissa vuoteissa”, Bond sanoi.
Carabiniere nauroi, mutta ennen Milanosta lähtöään Bond lähetti tytölle kultaisen rannekorun sydämellisin kiitoksin. Ja tässä tapauksessa hän katsoi perustelluksi laskuttaa siitä osastoa”

John Pearson: "James Bond, superagentin hurja elämä" (1973) 



Vierailtuamme Principe di Savoiassa, oli toinen Bond-hotelli aivan vieressä, eli Palace -hotelli, joka on osoitteessa Piazza della Repubblica 20. Bond ja Fredericka (Flicka) von Grüsse yöpyvät siellä John Gardnerin kirjassa "Ei kukkia vainajalle, James Bond" (1993). Tässä kirjassa Bond mainitsee myös Principe -hotellin. Hän olisi halunnut yöpyä siellä mieluummin kuin Palacessa.








”Kun he pääsivät lentokentälle ja palauttivat BMW:n, meni Flicka uudelleen soittamaan, ja Bond varasi heille paikat lennolle Milanoon.
- Kaikki on kunnossa, Flicka selosti. – Meillä on huoneet Palacessa.
- Äh, etkö olisi saanut Principe e Savoiasta? Milanon Palace on Principen sisarhotelli ja sitä pidetään melkein yhtä hyvänä, mutta ei niin innostavana. Se on liikemiesten ja yhden, kaksi yötä kaupungissa viipyvien maalaisten paikka. Palacea ei lueta suuren luokan hotelliksi, se on käytännöllisesti suunniteltu yöpymispaikka vailla ylellisyyksiä.
- En edes yrittänyt Principeä, Flicka tokaisi. – Jos haluat kitschiä, ylidekoratiivisia viiden tähden hotelleja, saat mennä yksin. Joka tapauksessa Bodo tietää, mistä löytää meidät.

- Korvaako hän palveluksesi?
- Enemmänkin. Hän tulee tapaamaan meitä. Toivoakseni tietoja mukanaan.
Bond ei tiukannut selitystä. Hän oli jo oppinut, että Fredericka von Grüsse teki mieluummin asiat omalla tavallaan, että hän kertoisi sitten kun katsoisi parhaaksi ja olisi valmis. Bond kunnioitti sitä, sillä hän tiesi sen vastaavan omaa asennettaan tärkeissä asioissa.
He saapuivat Milanoon kohta kahdeksantoista jälkeen ja tunnin kuluttua he olivat asettuneet Palaceen keskelle kromia ja kalusteita, jotka olivat käytännöllisiä, mutta kaukana ylellisyydestä jota Bond olisi arvostanut enemmän. Minibaari oli kuitenkin hyvin varustettu, ja Flicka ehdotti, että he avaisivat samppanjan”.


John Gardner: "Ei kukkia vainajalle, James Bond" (1993)


Tämän jälkeen matkasimme Milanon messualueelle: Expo 2015 -alue on noin 15 kilometriä (9,3 mailia) luoteeseen Milanosta, Rhon ja Peron kuntien alueella ja kattaa 1.1 km2 (0.42 neliömailia) kokoisen alueen.

EXPO MILANO 2015

Aika: 1. toukokuuta - 31. lokakuuta 2015
Liput: 39 EUR / aikuinen, 33 EUR / lapsi





Pikku Agentti Matkaaja / 007 Travelers

Melkein 007
















Sitten oli aika sanoa näkemiin Italialle. Matkasimme takaisin Suomeen.







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