The James Bond-Omega partnership was born in 1995, but the most memorable moment of this duo came about in 2006, with the exchange of words between Bond and Vesper in Casino Royale. "Former SAS types with easy smiles and expensive watches. Rolex?” she insinuates. Bond replies with a smirk: “Omega.”
Since then, there have been no doubts: the OMEGA Seamaster on 007's wrist was there to stay.
For the film ‘No Time to Die’, the choice fell upon a titanium model.
“During the collaboration with Omega, we concluded that a lightweight watch would be essential for a military man like 007,” said Daniel Craig, in his fifth installment of the franchise, "I also suggested some colours and vintage touches to give the watch a unique look... and the end result is extraordinary."
The new 007 edition is a 42 mm watch with a case and bracelet made of Grade 2 titanium - a light and corrosion-resistant material that can withstand extreme temperatures.
The dial is made of aluminum (as is the graduated ring on the unidirectional rotating bezel), in a colour that incorporates the antique brown shade of the ‘tropical dial’, reproducing the patina that some vintage models particularly sought after by collectors acquire over time.
The presence of the ‘broad arrow’ on the dial is an important point which refers to military accessories approved by the British Ministry of Defense, combined with a numerical series normally present on watches used by the military on the case-back, which includes: ‘0552’ (the code of the Royal Navy) ‘923 7697’ (which indicates diving watches) and ‘62’ (the year the first James Bond film was released).
The movement is the Omega 8806 Co-Axial Master Chronometer caliber, self-winding and resistant to magnetic fields up to 15,000 gauss.
The watch is available with a titanium mesh bracelet or a striped NATO strap version with 007 engraved on the loop.
The Omega Seamaster Diver 300M 007 Edition is a perfect fit for the busy life of an undercover agent, but also "incredibly comfortable to wear".
You have Bond’s word.
By Dody Giussani