Ultimate Guide to SkyFall (Bond 23) Products and Locations
The ever changing guide to clothing, gadgets, accessories and vehicles spotted in early released photos and videos from SkyFall.
Bond will sport another Omega watch in SkyFall. In one photo of Bond on a motorcycle we can see an Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean, but the exact model reference number is not yet known. MI6 reported early on that James Bond's new watch in SkyFall will be the Titanium Planet Ocean (see images here). An Omega source confirmed the plans, although it was not official news yet. The website Rumorfix claims a watchmaker from Omega was flown in from Switzerland to the SkyFall set to match the face of Bond's watch with Daniel's blue eyes. Other rumours have arisen about an Aqua Terra. It's not 100% confirmed yet, but some spy shots seem to confirm that Bond might be wearing the Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra 38.5mm with a blue dial, reference number 188.8.131.52.03.001.
Aston Martin DB5
Several shots from the SkyFall filmsets in London and Scotland show Bond's trusted Aston Martin DB5. More has now been revealed in this videoblog about the DB5.
According to MI6-hq.com, the new Aston Martin Vanquish, or any other new Aston Martin, won't be seen in SkyFall.
Range Rover Vogue SE
Just as in Quantum of Solace, James Bond will be transported by MI6 in a dark colored Range Rover. Spy shots taken in London during the first week of filming show Bond and Bill Tanner in a Range Rover Vogue SE. This luxury vehicle has 4.4 Litre Turbo Diesel V8 engine and is listed at the time of filming for a base price £76,635.00 excluding extra options. The version seen in the film is Sumatra Black Metallic, has the standard 20 inch 10 spoke alloy wheels and an electric slide/tilt glass sunroof.
Jaguar XJ L
In the spy shots taken in London during the first week of filming we can see M in the backseat of a black Jaguar XJ L, with the optional 20" Kasuga Alloy Wheels. On the set another black XJ L was spotted with 19" Aleutian Alloy Wheels. We're not sure yet which exact version of the XJ L it is (3.0 V6 diesel or 5.0 litre V8) but it seems to be the long wheel base version (with the L added to the XJ sign on the back of the car).
Tom Ford clothing
Bond will wear Tom Ford suits, ties, cufflinks and sunglasses in SkyFall, just as he did in Quantum of Solace. Tom Ford worked closely with SkyFall costume designer Jany Temime to create a range of made-to-measure tailored clothing, eveningwear, suits, shirts, knitwear, ties, accessories and eyewear (sunglasses). Tom Ford, President and Chief Executive Officer commented, "I could not be happier to be dressing Daniel Craig again in the next James Bond film. James Bond epitomizes the TOM FORD man in his elegance, style and love of luxury. I am thrilled to move forward with this iconic character."
Tom Ford representatives have announced to Bond fan David Zaritsky that the two new styles of suit Craig will wear in SkyFall are the Falconer and the Wetherby. The Falconer is a VERY slim suit that Colin Firth wore in A Single Man.
Source: Tom Ford, LA Times Blog
Source: David Zaritsky
Bond will once more use a Walther PPK gun, as the first official image of SkyFall clearly shows.
Heckler & Koch HK416
In a photo released on April 11th 2012, it looks like Bond is firing a Heckler & Koch HK416 assault rifle. We can't be sure yet if it is his own weapon or one he took from an enemy, but Bond once again (a UMP-9 in Casino Royale and Quantum of Solace) holds a H&K rifle.
Virgin Atlantic will once again be transporting 007, at least during the production of the film. We can probably expect another Virgin airplane sighting in the film just as we did in Casino Royale, especially since the Shangai Airport will be featured in SkyFall (see Ascot location further down on this page).
A copy of the October 2011 issue of Literary Review, which features an image of Charles Dickens on the cover, is set to appear as a prop in a scene set in M's flat, according to The Daily Mail Online.
Source: Daily Mail online
Four Seasons Hotel, Canary Wharf, London
On the 1st of December 2011, Daniel Craig took part in the filming Bond swimming in the luxurious pool of the London Four Seasons Hotel in Canary Wharf. See above for the blue swimming trunks and in spyshots of this scene we can see that Bond will also be wearing swimming goggles.
Four Seasons Canary Wharf website: www.fourseasons.com
Ascot Racecourse, Berkshire
At the end of November 2011, scenes were filmed at Ascot Racecourse. This location will double as Shanghai Airport, as a set photo of a sign saying "Shanghai International Airport" revealed.
Images of Ascot: www.ascot.co.uk/?page=Virtual_Tour
Department of Energy and Climate Change, London
On December 5th 2011, scenes were filmed at the rooftop of the Department of Energy and Climate Change building (3 Whitehall Place, London, SW1A 2AW, see on Google Maps). We see Bond (Daniel Craig) meeting field agent Eve (Naomie Harris), and Eve handing a box to Bond.
Charing Cross tube station, London
Around December 8th 2011, scenes were filmed at Charing Cross metro station in London. Spy photos show that the location will double for Temple Station, another metro station in London.
Greenwich, Old Royal Naval College (ORNC)
On January 6th, 2012, funeral scenes were filmed at Old Royal Naval College (ORNC) in Greenwich. According to FootprintsofLondon.com, eight coffins draped in union jack flags and arranged in two neat rows occupied the vaulted ceilinged room which normally houses the elegant tables and chairs of the King William Undercroft restaurant.
Other locations include Istanbul, Turkey and Shanghai.