New Omega Seamaster Diver 300m for James Bond

Mar 28, 2008
Since Golden Eye's 1995 release, James Bond, the legendary spy, has given his preferance to an Omega Seamaster watch. Fans of Secret Service agent 007, along with afficionados of fine timepieces, wait enthusiastically to the launch of each new version of the Omega James Bond watch.

The recently developed Omega James Bond 007 Collector's Piece strikes with its irresistible visual appeal. The polished, lacquered black dial of the Omega watch spotlights black gold plated hour markers filled with white Super-LumiNova. The luminous hour and minute hands are plated with black gold. The watch features a centeraly-positioned seconds hand with a red tip and a red 007 logo designed as a counterweight and creating a distinctive contrast with the black dial. The Omega Company will produce only 10,007 pieces of this exclusive Seamaster model.

The Omega distinctive polished and brushed stainless steel case measures 41 mm in diameter and is equipped with a scratch-resistant, anti-reflective domed sapphire crystal. The watch is secured to the wrist with a specially-designed James-Bond-series bracelet that makes it recognisable at a glance.

The Omega James Bond 007 Collector's Piece impresses not only by its aesthetic features but also by the most advanced technology meant to correspond to the most rigid demands worth James Bond's name. Just imagine the secret agent's disappointment if his timepiece proved to be not really reliable - it could even cost him his life. The Omega James Bond watch houses the brand's calibre 2500 self-winding movement that applies the ground-breaking Co-Axial Escapement, the mechanism responsible for reducing friction while providing improved long-term accuracy.

The certified chronometer watch encompasses functions to reflect the needs of professional divers. As suggested by the name, the Omega watch boasts 300-meter water resistance. The construction of the case has incorporated the screw-in case back featuring a 007 medallion and stainless steel screw-in crown embellished with an Omega logo.

The unidirectional rotating bezel is fitted with a distinctive black aluminium ring. A helium escape valve is used to allow helium atoms to escape during decompression - this peculiarity is of particular importance for professional divers who operate from diving bells.

The Omega James Bond 007 Collector's Piece is available in the presentation case designed to reflect the striking nature of the watch itself. The presentation case is crafted from black leather, with the black interior reminding the lining of the tuxedos, an essential feature of James Bond's image along with the Omega Seamaster Diver 300m watch adorning the spy's wrist.

Omega in James Bond Movies
The Omega Seamaster Professional Diver is sported on the wrist of Pierce Brosnan (also an Omega ambassador) in all four of his James Bond movies. It was the stainless steel version with blue face and blue bezel, coupled with a stainless steel bracelet.

An automatic model 2531.80 was featured in Tomorrow Never Dies (1997), The World Is Not Enough (1999) and in Die Another Day (2002), while a quartz model 2541.80 was sported in Golden Eye (1995).

It is remarkable that other models of the Omega Seamaster have been used as movie tie-ins. For example, you will see an Omega Seamaster Professional Chronograph on the wrist of Alec Baldwin in The Edge released in 1997. The timepiece becomes involved in an exciting plot complication.

The latest James Bond movie, Quantum of Solace, is produced by Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli for EON Productions, directed by Marc Forster and starring Daniel Craig, James Bond since 2005. The international premier of the 22nd movie in the Bond series will take place in November 2008.

Special Omega "James Bond" Edition Watches
In 2002, to mark the 40th anniversary of agent 007's first appearance on the screen and the release of Die Another Day, Omega unveiled a special 007 edition of the Seamaster Professional 300m, an elegant sports chronometer equipped with unique life-saving features. The watch was presented in a special packaging. It proudly displayed the 007 gun logo as a pattern on the distinctively blue dial completed with the luminous hour markers and skeleton hands with luminous inserts, and framed by the blue aluminum ring.

The construction of the Omega Seamaster incorporated the scratch-resistant and anti-reflective sapphire crystal, a unidirectional rotating bezel with minute markers for measuring the immersion times in the most accurate and safe way. The timepiece is also fitted with the helium escape valve. It is powered by a self-winding chronometer movement - Omega calibre 1120 offering 42-hour power reserve.

The case back of the Omega James Bond watch spotlighted the commemorative inscription - "40 Years of James Bond - Limited Series" and the limited-series number engraved at 6 o'clock. The model was produced in a limited edition of 10,007 pieces.
The watch was secured to the wrist with a stainless steel bracelet with a fold-over safety clasp provided with a special extension to allow wearing the timepiece over a wetsuit. The safety clasp is opened by two pushbuttons to be pressed in simultaneously to avoid accidental clasp opening.

In 2006, Omega presented one more Seamaster James Bond Limited Edition destined to become one of the first models equipped with the Omega propriety Co-Axial Escapement. It was also developed in a limited edition of 10,007 pieces. The dark blue dial had the second hand with the 007 gun logo as a counterweight.

The stainless steel case of the Seamaster watch, 41 mm in diameter, housed the automatic Omega caliber 2500 guaranteeing a 48-hour power reserve. The screw-down case back featured the engraved series number of each limited edition piece together with an embossed 007 gun logo.

The James Bond watch embraced the wrist with a comfortable brushed and polished stainless steel bracelet equipped with a safety clasp with the engraving of the 007 logo.

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