Just over two months from now, "Bond Watches, James Bond Watches" will open to the public at the National Watch & Clock Museum in Columbia, Pennsylvania.
But the current issue of Revolution magazine brings its readers the inside scoop on what's to come. Revolution is hitting the streets now, and subscribers are already receiving their copies.
Look for the 2-page spread titled, "A View to a Thrill: The Watches of Mr Bond, James Bond," by Editor-in-Chief Jack Forster.
Earlier this year, Noel Poirier, Museum Director; Bob Ridley of Watchmakers International, and sponsor of the Ian Fleming Rolex 1016 Explorer for the Bond Watches exhibit; and I gave exclusive interviews to Mr. Forster for Revolution. First among the topics discussed was the incredible support and enthusiasm we've received from the Fleming family itself.
Additionally, as Mr. Poirier observes, we are doing more than just providing unique access to history here. This National Watch & Clock Museum exhibit will make history, by bringing together for the first time since the passing of Ian Fleming the only Rolex he is known to have owned and wore, and the original manuscript for On Her Majesty's Secret Service -- in which he described his own watch as also being the choice of his literary James Bond character.
Screen-accurate examples of James Bond watches from all-known brands featured in Eon Productions films will be on display when "Bond Watches, James Bond Watches" opens to the public on June 18, 2010. A special opening ceremony and exclusive tour will be provided the night before in conjunction with the National Watch & Clock Collectors ("NAWCC") annual convention, which is being held in that area this year.
Check out the NAWCC website for conference information and details on Museum admissions.
And continue to watch Revolution magazine for continued exciting coverage of the Bond Watches exhibition, running through April 30, 2011!
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