Introducing the new Omega Seamaster Diver 300M 007 Edition – a new unlimited series of the time-honoured spy tool par excellence
Omega has revealed the watch James Bond will be wearing in the 25th instalment of the 007 franchise, No Time To Die, to be released on 3 April.
Following in the footsteps of Omegawatches selected for the perennially suave super spy (starting with a quartz-powered Professional Diver 300M picked out by Pierce Brosnan’s Bond for 1995’s GoldenEye), Daniel Craig will once again be sporting a Seamaster for his fifth outing in the role.
The Seamaster range was launched in 1948 and has since seen service in a number of different guises, all of which owe their existence to the original CK2129 military-issue model beloved of pilots and the Senior Service.
The Seamaster model worn by commander Bond is based on the Diver 300M series launched in 1993 and, given his experience in the role, Omega asked Daniel Craig for input on the new watch’s design.
It’s resulted in a slimmer, lighter build: the 42mm case is made from Grade 2 titanium, as is the mesh bracelet (although adherents of the “military-look” will doubtless opt for its dark brown, grey and beige striped Nato strap with 007-engraved loop).
In addition to its use of titanium, the watch’s sapphire dome has been slightly slimmed and the dial, which neatly picks up on the trend for “antiqued” timepieces with its “tropical” patina effect, is made from aluminium with a matching bezel in the same material.
For aficionados of special editions, the case back offers a plethora of engraved reference points: “0552” is the code number specified for Navy personnel, with “923 7697” being the number for a diver’s watch. The letter “A” is a code used to signify a watch with a screw-in crown. Clearly, “007” refers to James Bond’s agent number and the number “62” is the year of the very first James Bond film.
Keeping all these decorative elements in correct alignment is Omega’s patented “Naiad Lock” securing system, which was launched in 2016 to prevent over-tightening of the screw-in case back. Behind it can be found Omega’s Co-Axial Master Chronometer Calibre 8806, offering a COSC-certified movement with anti-magnetic properties that further benefits from a five-year warranty.
As well as appearing on screen, the new Seamaster Diver 300M 007 Edition will be made available in a non-limited series from February 2020.
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