The youngest of the numberless James Bond excitetainment movies, Quantum of Solace is the most modular and easy to use. As directed by M.C. Escher, Quantum of Solace can be viewed from any direction, in any order, backwards or forwards, right side up or upside down, in part or whole, enjoyed on the screen of your favorite Bijou or viewed through the bunghole of a reeking herring barrel, while you are fully alert or while you are floating lost in the jade mists of an opium dream, in the company of your dearest friend or while struggling for your life in the claws of your archenemy, with crystalline clarity across two million cubic feet of pure Alpine air or only dimly through the deathly cold rolling waters of the lead-colored Barents Sea. Whatever. However. Whichever. At any time or any place. Quantum of Solace will come out exactly the same. No beginning. No end. All middle. It’s a möbius movie.
Now, it may happen that even while you are enthralled by all the space-, time-, and gravity-defying excitetainment of Quantum of Solace you may yet be distracted, as I was, by one nagging question: What was that watch Daniel Craig was wearing? The answer to the mystery can be found on page 29 of the November Men’s Vogue.