Omega began their collaboration with James Bond, back in 1995 with the movie “Goldeneye” which was the first one starring Pierce Brosnan. Since then they have been the official watch for her Majesty’s most iconic special agent, releasing several noteworthy timepieces linking back to this franchise and earing them the nickname “Bond watch” and the legacy lives on…
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This time around Omega is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the movie ‘On Her Majesty’s Secret Service’, which dates back to 1969 and stared George Lazenby, who would only portray the secret agent once. He followed the more iconic Sean Connery, who had decided to retire from the role after portraying James Bond in a remarkable eight full-length and successful movies.
The 42mm case is made of the stainless-steel with a mixture of polished and brushed finishes; while on the flipside we encounter a see-through sapphire crystal exhibition case back, which allows to view the inner works of the mechanical movement. The case back crystal has also been engraved with the Bond family coat of arm: “Orbis Non Sufficit”,
which translates form latin to “The world does not suffice” or “The world is not enough”; which recalls one of the franchises most celebrated original songs, composed by the band Garbage.
Mounted to the case is a steel unidirectional rotating bezel with a polished ceramic ring filled with a white enamel diving scale. It comes equipped with a screw-in setting crown, plus a helium escape valve aligned with at the 10 o’clock position.
Also standing out amongst the steel casing is a special 18k yellow plate engraved with each unique limited edition number for this series, as well as the “007” logo. All topped by a domed sapphire crystal with an anti-reflective coating, which also assists with water-resistance on this watch reaching up to 300 meters 984 feet).
Time is exhibited on a black PVD dial with a spiral-brushed gun barrel design and 9mm bullet head at the center; which is an iconic image associated to the “James Bond” franchise.
Reading time is established via 18k yellow gold applied hour index markers, followed by white printed minute index, circling around the periphery of the dial. A special surprise features found on this timepiece is the secret signature number 50, which is revealed in the dark on the luminescent material of the 10 o’clock hour-marker. It is intended to celebrate the 50th anniversary of ‘On Her Majesty’s Secret Service’.
The ”Seamaster” inscription has been highlighted by a red-font on the upper-half of the dial; which synched up well with the red-tip central seconds hand. There is also a date aperture at the 3 o’clock position. The central hour/minute 18k yellow gold and hour index markers have all been fitted with a luminescent coating, for an enhanced legibility.
Omega Seamaster 300M For the 50th Anniversary of
‘On Her Majesty’s Secret Service’
This “Omega Seamaster 300M For the 50th Anniversary of ‘On Her Majesty’s Secret Service’” (Ref#: 126.96.36.199.01.004) is powered by the self-winding mechanical movement, caliber 8800 with 35 jewels and 28,800 vph. This is METAS-certified movement capable of resisting magnetic fields ranging in 15,000 gauss and equipped with a quick-set and a free sprung-balance with a silicon balance spring. Power reserve on this watch can last up to 55 hours, when fully wound.
Mounted to the case is a black rubber strap, secured to the wrist by a stainless-steel pin buckle. This is a limited edition of only 7,007 manufactured pieces. It also comes in its own special “007” presentation box, which inside contains a: travel pouch, strap-changing tool and an additional stainless-steel bracelt. For more up to date information visit the official Omega website here.
MSRP: $6,500.00 USD
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