The name is Bond, James Bond. If you are a 007 fan then you have stopped at the right place! James Bond, code name 007, is a fictional character created in 1953 by writer Ian Fleming, who featured him in twelve novels and two short story collections. Fleming based his fictional creation on a number of individuals he came across during his time in the Naval Intelligence Division during World War II, admitting that Bond "was a compound of all the secret agents and commando types I met during the war". Among those types were his brother, Peter, who had been involved in behind the lines operations in Norway and Greece during the war. A contest was set up to "find James Bond", and six finalists were chosen and screen-tested by Broccoli, Saltzman, and Fleming. The winner of the contest was a 28-year-old model named Peter Anthony, who, according to Broccoli, had a Gregory Peck quality, but proved unable to cope with the role. ] The producers turned to Sean Connery, who ended up playing Bond for five consecutive films (and more subsequently). So if you are a Bond fan, you're sure to find the right cufflink set right here.