One of James Bond’s greatest pleasures is cigarettes and he usually smokes sixty per day of a special Balkan and Turkish mixture with three gold bands on the filter. The cigarettes are specially made for him by Morland’s and carried in a wide, thin cigarette case of black gunmetal with room for fifty.
Fleming smoked similar cigarettes, initially with a single gold band, adding two more when he was promoted to the rank of Commander in Naval Intelligence – the rank is signified by three gold stripes on the cuff. Bond also carries a battered black oxidized Ronson lighter.
Whilst working abroad Bond smokes local brands, such as Chesterfield king-size in the US, and Royal Blend in the West Indies.