People most likely associate Daniel Craig with the character James Bond, also known by the code number 007 (pronounced "double-oh-seven") in the British Secret Intelligence Service, or MI6. He is often depicted as a peerless spy, notorious womanizer, and masculine icon.
However, in the Glass Onion movie, Daniel Craig plays a character named Benoit Blanc. You will not get the strong and serious James Bond vibes, but more I would say hilarious, witty, and everything in-between.
Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery (titled onscreen as simply Glass Onion) is a 2022 American mystery film written and directed by Rian Johnson and produced by Johnson and Ram Bergman. It is a standalone sequel to the 2019 film Knives Out.
In this movie, world-famous detective Benoit Blanc is enlisted to help solve some puzzling murder investigations. Craig interacted with celebrities including Kate Hudson, Edward Norton, Janelle Monáe, Kathryn Hahn, Dave Bautista, Leslie Odom Jr., Madelyn Cline, and Jessica Henwick.
As usual, I was also interested to see which watch Daniel Craig wore in the movie. I assumed it must have been an Omega because he was a James Bond and the 007 always wears Omega watches. It was not so difficult to spot the watch, because there were a couple of seconds in the movie where the face of the watch was exposed in full frame, as you can see below. (Thank you, Daniel! You made my life easier!)
Daniel Craig wears an Omega Seamaster 1948 Co‑Axial Master Chronometer Small Seconds 38mm Ref. 522.214.171.124.02.001
So, Daniel Craig watch in the Glass Onion movie is the Omega Seamaster 1948 Co‑Axial Master Chronometer Small Seconds 38mm Ref. 5126.96.36.199.02.001.
The simplicity of Daniel Craig watch in the Glass Onion movie reminds me of the watch that was worn by Sierra Six - The professional assassin that Ryan Gosling portrayed in the Gray Man. In my humble opinion, these simple watches are suitable for any assassin or spy character.
The watch doesn't have to be fancy, blink-blink like Floyd Mayweather watches, or more complicated like the one that was worn by Brad Pitt in the Bullet Train movie where he plays as Ladybug, a former hitman who must battle fellow killers while riding a bullet train.
Daniel Craig Watch in the Glass Onion Movie is Omega Seamaster 1948 Co‑Axial Master Chronometer Small Seconds 38mm Ref. 5188.8.131.52.02.001
Total product weight (approx.):69 g
Case diameter:38 mm
Water resistance:60 m
Crystal:Scratch‑resistant sapphire crystal with anti‑reflective treatment inside
Strap type:Leather strap
Strap surface:Non‑grained calf leather
Strap underside:Calf leather
Buckle type:Pin buckle
Buckle material:Stainless steel
This one-of-a-kind Limited Edition pays homage to the original 1948 Seamaster models by maintaining the original post-war design while incorporating cutting-edge technology. The series is limited to 1,948 pieces.
An opaline silvery domed dial with a little seconds subdial at 6 o'clock, leaf-style hands, indices, and a classic Omega logo are all housed in the 38 mm stainless steel case. The Arabic hour markers are located at 3, 6 and 12 o'clock.
A Chris-Craft boat and a Gloster Meteor airplane have been laser-engraved and hand-lacquered onto the caseback's flat sapphire crystal in addition to the 70th Anniversary logo.
According to the brand, this is an homage to the sailors and aviators who relied on Omega watches during World War II.
The watch is powered by the Omega Master Chronometer Calibre 8804, which has received certification from the Swiss Federal Institute of Metrology as the highest quality in the industry. It is outfitted with a brown leather strap (METAS).
Retail price: $7,440.
Another watch seen in the movie: Dave Bautista wears Panerai Submersible QuarantaQuattro Goldtech™ OroCarbo PAM1070
Dave Bautista wears Panerai Submersible QuarantaQuattro Goldtech™ OroCarbo PAM1070
One of the main characters Duke Cody, played by Dave Bautista, was also seen wearing a watch. It was a Panerai Submersible QuarantaQuattro Goldtech™ OroCarbo PAM1070.
The big guy's watch features a 44mm case, a black sun-brushed dial with luminous hour markers and dots. It has a window date at 3 o’clock, small seconds at 9. And the bezel is Goldtech™ with Carbotech anti-clockwise rotating bezel with a graduated scale.
About the movie
I got impressed how it mixed suspense and comedy so well. The first one felt familiar because it was just like and pretty much based on those Agatha Christie mysteries and murder mysteries by other authors in the 20th century. But this one was not like a normal mystery at all. There wasn't a specific thing they were trying to solve. It was actually more like "Is there a secret mystery somebody is trying to solve?"
The first one was released in 2019, quiet a couple of years ago. It made me confused the Daniel Craig's character here with the Daniel Craig as James Bond with his remarkable ability to run free, do parkour and can move quickly while evading various obstacles, and glide over narrow passages. He could make big jumps between rooftops and walls, and even jump on moving vehicles. In the first couple of minutes I was like, why is he so weak and funny here. Not being serious at all. Over time I just realized that he was not James Bond.
Daniel Craig's new role as Benoit Blanc in the Knives Out franchise takes him far and away from James Bond.
All in all, I love the movie! What an amazing compelling movie this was.