Daniel Craig was in his element as he attended the launch of James Bond‘s latest Omega watch at New York’s Standard Hotel on Wednesday evening, just hours after the release of No Time To Die’s first trailer.
The screen star, 51 – who has played Ian Fleming’s British secret agent since 2006 – beamed with delight as he joined his industry pals to unveil the snazzy gadget, named the Seamaster Diver 300M 007 Edition.
Leading character Bond has sported an Omega Seamaster since 1995 film GoldenEye to recognise his past work in the Royal Navy, with the latest edition of the watch boasting Grade 2 Titanium.
On cloud nine: Daniel Craig attended the launch of Bond’s latest Omega watch at New York’s Standard Hotel on Wednesday, just hours after the release of No Time To Die’s first trailer
Cutting a dapper figure, the actor looked dashing in a classic black suit, complemented with a crisp shirt and a woven tie.
The Skyfall star rounded off his suave appearance with a pair of patent boots as he accompanied the likes of writer Cipriana Quann, model Sophie Sumner and No Time To Die producer Barbara Broccoli.
The trailer for No Time To Die was released on Wednesday and quickly whipped Bond fans into a frenzy.
Cheery: The screen star, 51 – who has played Ian Fleming’s British secret agent since 2006 – beamed with delight as he joined his industry pals to unveil the snazzy gadget
He’s back! The trailer for No Time To Die was released on Wednesday and quickly whipped Bond fans into a frenzy
Hunky: Cutting a dapper figure, the actor looked dashing in a classic black suit, complemented with a crisp shirt and a woven tie
In good company: The Casino Royale star joined (L-R) Omega’s CEO Raynald Aeschlimann and No Time To Die producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson
Dashing: The thespian continued to posed for snaps with the film executive, who stunned in a sophisticated black midi-dress
The high-octane teaser is typically dramatic with Daniel’s Bond in a high-speed chase alongside his love Madeleine before launching himself off a bridge and later coming face to face with Nomi, played by Lashana Lynch, who is rumoured to be the first female 007.
The footage from the highly-anticipated film, directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga and co-written by Fleabag’s Phoebe Waller-Bridge, shows Daniel back in the role but no longer working as the spy with the licence to kill.
It shows his first meeting with Nomi, played by Captain Marvel star Lashana, who brusquely tells him: ‘The world has moved on Commander Bond. You get in my way I will put a bullet in your knee. The one that works.’
Having fun: Daniel let his hair down at the launch party after months of filming for the hotly-anticipated movie
Warm greetings: The TV and film star shook hands with fellow attendees during his time at the industry event
Business savvy: Raynald took over the role from Stephen Urquhart as Omega’s president back in 2016
When Bond asks her if she is a double 0, she confirms she has been for two years.
The two-and-a-half-minute trailer opens with Bond and Madeleine being chased in an Aston Martin, as he suspects her of betraying him, and also marks the return of Christoph Waltz as Ernst Blofeld, who appears to confirm his fears.
The return of Blofeld, who has been one of Bond’s enemies since the ‘60s, is confirmed in the trailer after endless fan speculation.
Bond and Swann ran off together at the end of 2015’s Spectre and have been living off the grid together until Bond is visited by Felix Leiter (Jeffrey Wright) to call him back into action.
When Swann questions: ‘Why would I betray you?’ he says: ‘We all have our secrets, we just didn’t get to yours yet.’
Blofeld, who was the key villain in Spectre, is now under lock and key and is chained up behind glass when Bond interviews him about what he knows.
The criminal mastermind tells him: ‘You gave up everything for her. When her secret finds its way out it will the death of you.’
As Ralph Fiennes’ M cautions: ‘The world is arming faster than we can respond,’ there are only brief looks at Rami Malek’s mysterious villain Safin, who seems to be heavily scarred and covering much of his face with a white mask.
The Oscar winner only shows his full face towards the end of the trailer, when Bond tells him: ‘History is not kind to men who play God.’
There is also mystery in the footage when Swann appears with Nomi and Bond is shocked to see them together and also high-octane stunts, when Bond leaps off a huge bridge swinging from a rope and engages in a thrilling motorcycle chase over rooftops.
The trailer ends with Bond in driver’s seat of the Aston Martin taking heavy gun fire but protected by bulletproof glass, before he releases huge machine guns from the headlights.
United: Daniel joined his No Time To Die castmembers (L-R) Lashana Lynch, Lea Seydoux and Rami Malek in Times Square earlier in the day