Why Omega's new James Bond watch is whetting our appetites for No Time To Die
The latest ticker in the Seamaster collection is replete with high-tech details that will tickle the fancy of any 007 fan.
Since the release of Golden Eye in 1995, watchmaker Omega has been equipping secret agent James Bond with its Seamaster timepieces. For the upcoming No Time To Die film, the super spy will don the military-style Seamaster Diver 300M 007 Edition, released late last year.
To coincide with the launch of the film, scheduled to hit the big screen in November 2020, Omega has also unveiled a new addition to its James Bond collection, replete with high-tech details that will tickle the fancy of any 007 fan.
The new timepiece, dubbed the Omega Seamaster Diver 300M James Bond Numbered Edition, combines a precious metal case with a black enamel dial, accented with Bond details.
Measuring 42mm, the case of the timepiece is crafted in platinum-gold, a form of alloy believed to be the most wear-resistant metal in the world. As a numbered edition, each model's edition number is engraved on a platinum-gold plate, located on the side of the timepiece. Platinum-gold is also used for the polished-brushed buckle of the watch’s strap, crafted in black leather.
Featured on the watch’s black enamel dial is a spiralling gun barrel pattern in 18K white gold. The watch also includes a hidden number 50 within the Super-LumiNova of the 10 o’clock index – a reference to the 50th anniversary of the James Bond film, On Her Majesty's Secret Service.
Elsewhere on the dial, fans will find a 007 logo at 7 o’clock on the white enamel minute track, as well as several 18K white gold features, including the hands, indexes and Bond family coat-of-arms at 12 o’clock.
Flip the watch over and you'll see a second Bond family coat-of-arms, which has been laser-engraved and filled with platinum on the sapphire crystal caseback. For a captivating final effect, the coat of arms is also finished with hand-engraving.
Through the caseback, you can spy the Omega Co-Axial Master Chronometer Calibre 8807 – certified at the highest standards of precision, chronometric performance and magnetic resistance.
James Bond always travels in style, and the agent’s suitcase of choice is typically from British brand Globe-Trotter. The Seamaster Diver 300M James Bond Numbered Edition is presented in its own Globe-Trotter suitcase, bound by NATO-inspired straps. An additional black rubber strap is also included.
While details on the timepiece’s availability in Singapore Omega boutiques have yet to be released, the Seamaster Diver 300M James Bond Numbered Edition will be priced at S$72,000.