Well it is here, the new Bond Watch (though we think there might be another one along again shortly)
We have not seen this watch or anything except the splash at Omega.com
However, we will see this limited edition watch…why?…. well because in the mind of Omega 7007 of something now represents a limited edition.
As they say around these parts, “gee us peace”
We are told this watch celebrates the 50th Anniversary of the film On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, which is fine I suppose as we know Omega don’t need much to hang an Anniversary release on.
They have chosen the Seamaster Diver 300m which is a cracking watch but my first impression is that not only have they overproduced this limited edition they have over Bonded it.
It is stuffed full like a bad movie full of overpaid cameos with a number of Bond easter eggs, and to my mind, they have overdone it to the extent that you now look like a complete Fan Boy of Bond if you were wearing one of these, which will not please everyone.
So we have:
Bond cost of Arms at 12 o’clock
A limited-edition plaque (extra big to cater for 4 digits!)
Bond typeface for the numeral 7 when displayed in the date window
A Gunbarrel pattern engraved on the watch face, designed to be exactly 9mm
A 50th marker on the lume pot at 10’oclock
and of course a nice box
All yours for the price of £5220
…and now the press release text, so you can tell who has actuall seen the watch and who is just cutting and pasting
New Omega Celebrates Classic Bond Movie
Omega releases a Seamaster Diver 300M to celebrate the 50th anniversary of On Her Majesty’s Secret Service (1969), replete with 007-details and more than a few surprises.
Omega’s new 42mm Seamaster Diver 300M in stainless steel is limited to 7,007 pieces and features a black PVD on black ceramic dial with a spiral-brushed gun barrel design and 9mm bullet head at the center. On the side of the case, Omega has placed an 18kt yellow gold plate engraved with each unique Limited Edition number.
18kt yellow gold has also been used to create the hands and indeces, including the index at 12 o’clock, which is inspired by the Bond family coat-of-arms. On the 7th day of each month, the number 7 on the date window uses the same font as the 007 logo. There is also a hidden ’50’ on the 10 o’clock index, which appears by night as a secret signature within the SuperLuminova.
Omega’s enduring connection to James Bond is clearly a source of pride for Omega President and CEO Mr. Raynald Aeschlimann, who described the new Seamaster as: “A fitting tribute to a classic Bond film and one of cinema’s most iconic characters. This extraordinary watch is elegant, full of surprises and sure to be extremely popular with collectors and fans of the character, due to its many Bond-related features.”
Presented on a black rubber strap, Omega’s new Bond watch is Master Chronometer certified and housed in a stylish black box with gun barrel patterns and bullet head buttons.
Omega has been worn on the wrist of James Bond since GoldenEye in 1995, when the spy was first seen on screen wearing his own Seamaster Diver 300M.