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James Bond's 'Thunderball' Watch Is Back from the Dead

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Luxury watchmaker Breitling just unveiled an upgraded and updated Top Time Chronograph.

Originally released in the 1960s and famously seen on the wrist of James Bond in Thunderball, the crowd favorite is known for its bold "Zorro" dial and funky but devilishly cool style. 

Though the revamp stays true to the original in all the right ways, it's slightly larger now (41mm rather than 38mm) and is powered by a modern in-house movement. It's finished with a brown nubuck leather strap and arrives with a blockchain digital passport that confirms ownership and authenticity.

Limited to 2,000 examples worldwide and priced at $4,900, it's available now through both and HODINKEE.