Following the Queen's appearance as a Bond girl at the 2012 London Olympics, the famous British agent has become a part of the famous 'soft power' that has done so much to propel the UK to the top of the communications rankings.
In Istanbul, on Friday 2 November 2012, Leigh Turner, UK Chief Consulate, hosted an event on a James Bond theme, coinciding with the premiere of Skyfall. In attendance were Mehmet Ali Bal, Omega’s Turkey representative, Rotap Saat Chairman, Hafise Bozer, General Manager and Bihter Koray AyyÄ±ldÄ±z, Communications Director.
The ball room was decorated with various Bond visuals for the event. Centrepieces were of course the Omega watches featured in the film, the Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean 600M 'SKYFALL' Limited Edition piece used by Daniel Craig in the movie, and the Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra Automatic watch worn by Naomie Harris.
The Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean 600M SKYFALL that Daniel Craig wore while making the move was subsequently purchased at an auction organized by Christie’s commemorating the 50th year of James Bond. All proceeds were donated to Orbis International, an international charity dedicated to preventing blindness.
In the photo below, Leigh Turner UK Chief Consul:
Below, Bihter Koray Ayyildiz, Namik Gokceer and his wife:
Below, Daniel Stork and Ayse Kocabeyoglu:
Below, from left to right: Hafise Bozer, Mehmet Ali Bal, Leigh Turner, Bihter Koray Ayyildiz: