Patek Philippe Watch

While we’re getting the description of Sir Hugo Drax in Moonraker, we get a very simple description of his watch:

a plain gold Patek Philippe watch with a black leather strap.

Pretty straightforward. You might even have just read right over it without giving it a thought. However, it is yet another example of Ian Fleming’s eye for detail and top-notch product placement within the series.

Patek Philippe & Co is a high-end Swiss watch manufacturer which has been in business since 1839. They are known for the fine movements and complicated mechanics of their timepieces. They are considered by many to be the most prestigious luxury watchmaker in the industry.

Nothing “plain” about that!

Drax may have been wearing something similar to this 1950 model:


Like this watch? You can purchase it for a mere $14,432!

4 Replies to “Patek Philippe Watch”

  1. You could be right about the wristwatch. Funny that Fleming was a little more detailed with his descriptions in his next book, “From Russia With Love” when describing Red Grant’s Girard-Perregaux timepiece. Nice site you have here too, by the way!

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