Twenty-five years Pierce Brosnan stepped out as James Bond with an Omega Seamaster Professional 300M quartz diver (Ref. 2541.80) on his wrist in Goldeneye (1995), the Swiss watch company has released a new numbered edition to mark the release of the latest Bond film No Time to Die. The latest is a platinum-cased Seamaster 300 M diver with a few design nods to the famous cinematic franchise.
Though Sean Connery’s Bond famously wore a Rolex Submariner Ref. 6538 in Dr. No, on the silver screen Bond has been spotted wearing the Omega Seamaster since GoldenEye. In November last year, Omega introduced a titanium diver that Daniel Craig’s Bond will be wearing in No Time to Die, a first (as far as case materials go) for the James Bond watches made by Omega.
As mentioned earlier, the new Bond diver uses a case made from platinum. The caseband has a white gold plate which has an engraving of the numbered edition number. It is fitted with a black ceramic bezel with a platinum diving minutes scale in relief. The bezel frames a domed sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment on both sides.
Bond aficionados will appreciate the black enamel dial which has the film’s iconic spiraling gun barrel motif in 18K white gold. The eagle-eyed will also find the hidden number 50 within the Super-LumiNova of the 10 o’clock hour marker – a reference to the 50th anniversary of On Her Majesty's Secret Service (the movie was released in 1969 though). The 007 logo is placed at 7 o’clock on the white enamel minute track. The hands, indexes and Bond family coat-of-arms at 12 o’clock are all rendered in 18K white gold.
The sapphire crystal caseback also has a laser-engraving of the Bond family coat-of-arms that’s been filled in with platinum. The watch is powered by Omega’s Co-Axial Master Chronometer Caliber 8807. With a magnetic resistance of up to 15,000 gauss, Caliber 8807 is a self-winding movement with a gold rotor that amasses a power reserve of 55 hours. Paired with a black leather strap with a platinum-gold buckle, the watch is presented in a Globe-Trotter suitcase, bound by NATO-inspired straps. An additional rubber strap is also included in the box. The watch is priced at AED196,000.