It’s Christmas time, and Omega has a special gift for us – the new Omega Seamaster Diver 300M 007 Edition. In many ways this timepiece is the same as the one we saw in the movie No Time To Die, as this 42 mm beauty sports a very vintage vibe.
Crafted from Grade 2 Titanium and sporting a brown tropical aluminum bezel ring and dial, this is the watch that Omega fans have been waiting for. Earlier this year we saw a commemorative Limited Edition of the 007 watch in stainless steel, dedicated to the 50th anniversary of the 1969 film On Her Majesty’s Secret Service.
This left the floor was open to speculate which watch Daniel Craig would be sporting in the upcoming movie. And today the wait ends as we have the opportunity to look into the beauty of the Omega Seamaster Diver 300M 007 Edition.
Military Styled Seamaster in Titanium
The noticeable aspect of the Omega Seamaster Diver 300M 007 Edition is that it follows the same format that a genuine military-issue watch has. For example, the engraving of a series of numbers on the caseback, along with the number ‘62’, which stands for the year of the very first James Bond film, Dr No.
I am impressed to see that this watch is slightly slimmer than a typical Diver 300M watch, and this mainly due to the doming of the sapphire-crystal glass. Teamed with the titanium case is a Grade 2 Titanium mesh bracelet with innovative adjustable buckle. However, you will be pleased to know that there are strap options available, including a beautiful striped NATO strap.
The Movement and More
This 007 Diver watch is powered by Omega’s Co-Axial Master Chronometer 8806, which is the no-date version of the calibre 8800. This movement is known in the industry to be precise and has achieved the highest standards of chronometric performance and magnetic resistance.
The self-winding movement with a Co-Axial escapement is a Certified Master Chronometer and approved by METAS. Its resistant to magnetic fields reaching 15,000 gauss, is one of the highlights.
Bond’s love affair with Omega was solidified in 1995 with the movie, Goldeneye. Ever since, the collaboration has only prospered, giving us collectable timepieces that are striking and memorable. Pierce Brosnan wore the Seamaster 300m Quartz Professional ref. 2541.80 and with Tomorrow Never Dies, the same timepiece but with an automatic movement and reference 2531.80.00, was seen with design cues like blue dial with wave pattern, blue bezel and 41mm steel case, as the commonality.
The new 007 Seamaster Diver 300M sports a scalloped bezel, flat dial (unlike the waves we have seen earlier), a 60-minute bezel, 12-sided profile and unidirectional functionality.
The new Omega Seamaster Diver 300M 007 Edition will be available for $8500 on NATO strap and $9600 for the titanium mesh strap.