Ian Fleming’s fictional character James Bond went from Rolex to Omega watches, since the time Pierce Brosnan revived the role of double-o seven in “GoldenEye”, back in 1995. There have been six more titles added on to the 007 franchise since then, totalizing 24 Bonds flicks. Even Pierce Brosnan gave way to actor Daniel Craig, just like Sean Connery gave way to Roger Moore. But this is the first actual “as-seen-in-movie” model watch to be made available for purchase. Unlike the typical marketing plot of issuing homage timepieces as movie souvenirs for the more loyal fans. This time around Omega has made the exact watch we can see Daniel Craig wearing on his wrist available to the public, in a limited edition number of 7,007.
This new Seamaster has a very keen resemblance with the classic Omega Seamaster 300 from the 1950’s, while bringing many more complications to a wrist near you. The black dial is made up of index markers, as well as Arabic numerals for the 3, 6 and 9 o’clock positions. While the numeral 12 is excluded in order to fit the Omega logo, accompanied by the model name: Seamaster. Also above the 6 o’clock numeral can be read: “Master Co-Axial Chronometer”. This high-lit wording debuted on the “Omega Seamaster 300 Master Co-Axial” presented at Baselworld 2014 and is maintained for this James Bond “Spectre” limited edition, just recently made accessible. There are many dive watches being offered by Omega. But each models series retains its unique characteristics and can easily be distinguished from one another.
The “Omega Seamaster 300 Spectre Limited Edition” has a 41mm case, with wide flat lugs that give it a bigger presence on the wrist. The black ceramic bezel is polished and can rotate bi-directionally with index markers from 0 to 11, which can be aligned to decipher other time zones, or measure elapsed times. The timepiece also features broad hour and minute hands, with a super-luminova blue emission glow, pointing out the time. The rhodium plated hands have a faux-patina look that give it a slight vintage feel, while also adding a third seconds hand with a circle instead of an arrow, known as the “lollipop” hand. But, one of the main aesthetic impacts of this new Seamaster occurs exterior to mechanical features and complications. The watch comes mounted to an Omega NATO strap made up of 5 stripes in black and grey, with the Omega logo and 007 gun logo engraved on the steel strap loops, which serve to secure the watch to the wrist.
Omega Seamaster 300 Spectre Limited Edition
The “Omega Seamaster 300 Spectre Limited Edition” is powered by the in-house Omega caliber 8400 movement, with 48 jewels. Also features the “Master Co-Axial” element of resisting anti-magnetic materials in the escapement, up to 15,000 Gauss, by using silicon and other materials as parts. Magnetism effects can usually send a watch off for repairs, but the use of these innovative materials has surpassed that liability, ushering in a more reliable timepiece. It’s automatic winding works in both directions to reduce wind time. The exhibition caseback reveals the bridge and oscillating weight, which are decorated with Geneva waves in arabesque. This watch is water resistant up to 300m (1000 feet), COSC certified and has a power reserve lasting up to 60 hours.
This commemorative timepiece also comes in a special combination lock box, that includes: a pusher loupe and an extra stainless steel bracelet with the Omega logo and 007 logo engraved, just to give it more of a special agent appeal. Only 7,007 pieces of the new OMEGA Seamaster 300 “Spectre” have been produced for this limited edition. These watches were made available iN September, iN order to anticipate the new James Bond movie: “Spectre” which has a 6th of November release date. Although the movie did premiere on the 26th of October, in London, for the UK market, because after all its about an agent iN “Her Majesty’s” secret service.
Omega Seamaster 300 Spectre Limited Edition, Ref#: 22.214.171.124.01.001
MSRP: $7,500.00 USD
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