- «голдфингер», «осьминожка»
- Aston martin db5 – goldfinger (1964)
- Attaché case – from russia with love (1963)
- Bug-detecting shaver – a view to a kill (1985)
- Camera ring – a view to a kill (1985)
- Defibrillator – casino royale (2006)
- Ericsson phone – tomorrow never dies (1997)
- Exploding key-fob – the living daylights (1987)
- Exploding pen – goldeneye (1995)
- Finger clamp – diamonds are forever (1971)
- Fountain pen – octopussy (1983)
- Golden gun – the man with the golden gun (1974)
- Identigraph – for your eyes only (1981)
- Mini-breathing device – thunderball (1965)
- Rocket-firing cigarette – you only live twice (1967)
- Rolex watch – live and let die (1973)
- Seiko watch – the spy who loved me (1977)
- Signature gun – licence to kill (1989)
- Sonic ring – die another day (2002)
- Wrist gun – moonraker (1979)
- X-ray specs – the world is not enough (1999)
В «Голдфингере» Бонд следил за врагами королевства, передвигающимися по Швейцарии, спрятав маячок в их машину. Позже, будучи схваченным, он активировал другой маячок, встроенный в ботинки, благодаря чему сохранил любимую обувь. Сегодня ты можешь приобрести любое количество GPS-брелоков и следить за кем угодно, хоть за детьми, хоть за собакой. Да и практически во всех смартфонах есть встроенный GPS-приемник, который помогает найти потерянный или украденный девайс.
А вот в 1983 году бюджета английских спецслужб хватало только на оснащение трекерами особо ценных предметов — например, яйца Фаберже в фильме «Осьминожка».
В том же «Голдфингере» передвижение маячка транслировалось на приборную панель автомобиля. Можно считать это крайне примитивным прототипом современных автонавигаторов.
Aston martin db5 – goldfinger (1964)
Yes, we know, technically it’s a vehicle. But there’s an argument to be made that this gleaming silver beast is the greatest gadget of all, one giant Swiss Army knife of a car. The passenger ejector seat’s a design classic, of course, but other road-ruling extras include tyre-slashers, hydraulic rams, front-loaded machine guns, revolving license plates, bulletproof shield, oil jets and an onboard radar for tracking enemy movements cross-country.
Attaché case – from russia with love (1963)
Bond may have used a standard issue geiger counter in Dr. No, but this black leather attaché case is the first true gadget of the franchise, establishing the trope of an everyday object loaded with lethal surprises. Concealed inside are 20 rounds of ammo, 50 gold sovereigns, a knife, an AR7 folding sniper’s rifle with infra-red sights and a tin of talcum powder packed with tear gas. «A nasty little Christmas present,» observes gadget guru Q, with professional pride.
Bug-detecting shaver – a view to a kill (1985)
It’s one of the occupational hazards of any spy’s life: the innocent-seeming hotel room that’s wired for sound by the opposition. In the early films Sean Connery would conduct a manual sweep of his surroundings, peering under lampshades and checking the backs of picture frames.
Camera ring – a view to a kill (1985)
Now here’s an old school item of spycraft. Infiltrating a party at Max Zorin’s estate, Bond uses a concealed camera to take photographs of the crooked industrialist’s noteworthy acquaintances. The peek-a-boo lens is encased in a fake jewel, mounted on a silver signet ring — aimed by a hand that’s wrapped around a glass of Bollinger, naturally. It’s a flashy bit of bling for the usually classy Bond but it gets the job done.
Defibrillator – casino royale (2006)
Daniel Craig’s rookie Bond pretty much dispensed with the tech in back-to-basics reboot Casino Royale. Here’s the exception: a defibrillator unit stashed inside his Aston Martin DBS. Poisoned by digitalis during a game of high-stakes poker, Bond stumbles to his car, very much shaken not stirred, and uses the unit to jump-start his heart. For once a piece of MI6 technology is a response to a medical emergency, not the cause of one.
Ericsson phone – tomorrow never dies (1997)
The mobile phone phenomenon finally makes its presence felt in the Bond universe. This multi-tasking Ericsson scans fingerprints and shoots a laser beam capable of cutting through steel. The antenna is detachable and doubles as a lockpick while a touchpad control allows Bond to remotely control his BMW through a monitor screen. Oh, and there’s a 20,000 volt security system installed to fry light-fingered chancers. Bet the camera’s rubbish, mind.
Exploding key-fob – the living daylights (1987)
Novelty key-fobs that bleeped when you whistled at them were a tedious fad in the ‘80s. The Bond version is a little more ingenious, naturally. Another weaponized piece of Philips product placement, it billows stun gas when you whistle the opening notes of Rule Britannia.
Exploding pen – goldeneye (1995)
For his debut mission Pierce Brosnan is provisioned with this seemingly innocuous Parker. In reality it incorporates a class four grenade – enough to ruffle even Pierce’s coiffure. It’s armed by clicking the pen three times in quick succession. Three more rapid clicks disarms the weapon.
Finger clamp – diamonds are forever (1971)
Not all of Bond’s accessories are future-facing visions of the gadget-master’s art. Here’s one especially low-tech solution, possibly the single most vicious item 007’s ever carried. Concealed inside his jacket, this spring-loaded, razor-edged clamp is essentially a mouse trap, finger-mangling bait for anyone bold enough to try and remove Bond’s pistol from his shoulder holster. In the pre-titles sequence an unwary goon suffers the predictably bloody consequences.
Fountain pen – octopussy (1983)
This upmarket Montblanc fountain pen is crammed with espionage-friendly goodness. Its slim 18 carat-plated exterior hides a receiver that allows Bond to track the plot-crucial whereabouts of a Fabergé egg. An earpiece works in conjunction with the bug in the egg, letting 007 eavesdrop on equally plot-crucial conversations between the bad guys. The barrel also contains a measure of nitric acid, capable of burning through the bars of a window.
Golden gun – the man with the golden gun (1974)
For once the villain has the coolest bit of gimmickry in the movie. Master assassin Francisco Scaramanga assembles his custom-built, gold-plated, 4.2 calibre pistol from an ingenious collection of parts: the handle is disguised as a cigarette case, the bullet chamber a lighter, the barrel a fountain pen, the trigger a cuff-link.
Identigraph – for your eyes only (1981)
Roger Moore’s fifth mission as 007 puts the gadgetry on the back burner, opting for a more grounded vibe after the space shuttles and laser-rifle skirmishes of Moonraker. This piece of Q-tech feels just on the edge of possibility for 1981, able to generate an image of a wanted person from a rundown of their physical characteristics.
Mini-breathing device – thunderball (1965)
Bond heads underwater in his fourth big-screen adventure, pitched against man-eating sharks and the harpoon-crazed hordes of SPECTRE. Filled with an emergency oxygen supply, this gizmo allows him to breathe for up to four minutes. The British Navy were so impressed they asked the filmmakers for the specs, only to be told it was a non-functioning prop. In a nostalgic touch Pierce Brosnan busts it out again for Die Another Day, the 40th anniversary Bond film.
Rocket-firing cigarette – you only live twice (1967)
Smoking kills. But never as swiftly as this extra-deadly gasper, part of the Japanese secret service’s own undercover arsenal. Bond’s Tokyo contact takes him to a Ninja training facility and alongside the traditional razor-edged throwing stars we’re shown this cigarette, capable of launching a tiny explosive missile at speed.
Rolex watch – live and let die (1973)
This Rolex Submariner 5513 is an object of desire in itself. Q’s cunning modifications make it even more of an aspirational timepiece. The watch generates a magnetic field capable of deflecting a bullet at long range – and, more intimately, unzipping a dress in a clinch («Sheer magnetism, darling,» purrs eternal lounge lizard Roger Moore.
Seiko watch – the spy who loved me (1977)
Bond had already embraced the quartz crystal revolution, rocking the digital Hamilton Pulsar P2 in Live And Let Die. This upgrade includes a personal messaging device that spews a strip of ticker-tape, informing him that world-saving duty awaits. Sure, it’s essentially a pager, and easily overlooked in a film that also includes a submersible sports car. But decades before WhatsApp this simple bit of functionality delivered a genuine shiver of the future.
Signature gun – licence to kill (1989)
Sonic ring – die another day (2002)
More formally itemised as a «single digit sonic activator unit», this rather tacky bit of finger-ornamentation actually emits a frequency so high that it can shatter bulletproof glass. Bond uses it to escape from the villain’s lair by destroying a glass floor and also splinters the windscreen of his own Aston Martin to save Halle Berry.
Wrist gun – moonraker (1979)
Q Branch equips Bond with this wrist-mounted dart gun. It comes complete with five blue-tipped armour-piercing darts and five red-tipped cyanide darts, capable of dealing death in 30 seconds. The firing mechanism is activated by nerve impulses from the wrist muscles, which would surely be a design flaw if Bond had ever been presented to us as an altogether lonelier figure. The gun delivers a terminal one-off-the-wrist to the villainous Hugo Drax.
X-ray specs – the world is not enough (1999)
Forget that plastic tat with the swirly lenses. Making good on all those comic book ads that traded on the dreams of gullible readers – only $1 plus 25¢ postage and packing! – these blue-tinted miracle-goggles allow Bond to scan a room to see who’s carrying concealed weapons.