The new Omega Seamaster Diver 300M Edition 007, a military-inspired watch designed for the world’s most famous secret agent, hits theaters on September 30th.
After numerous delays due to the pandemic, the latest James Bond film, No Time to Die, is set to hit theaters on September 30th. On his wrist, Agent Bond has a new watchmaking tool: the Omega Seamaster Diver 300M Edition 007. With a new titanium case, military elements on the dial and case back, a reference to the British army and vintage inspiration, the Omega Seamaster Diver 300M Edition 007 promises to impress in the service of Her Majesty. And, not being a limited edition, it promises equally to please thousands of James Bond and Omega fans.
Since 1995, with Goldeneye, James Bond has relied on Omega to provide him with his official watch which, more than an accessory, has become a real part of the British secret agent’s equipment. The arrival of the Omega timepieces to 007’s wrist happened with Pierce Brosnan in the role of Bond, through a Seamaster 300M. Now, for the 25th film in the saga, Omega returns to its origins and re-equip James Bond (Daniel Craig) with a Seamaster 300M model. This is the new Seamaster Diver 300M Edition 007, inspired by the recently updated Seamaster Diver 300M, but with notable differences in terms of the case, material used, dial, layout, bracelet/strap or sapphire crystal.
Thus, the new Bond watch is presented in a 42mm case that maintains the classic form of the Seamaster Diver 300M, with the bezel cut-out, the braided lyre lugs and the classic 60-minute ring. However, in the new model dedicated to 007, the case appears in titanium, which makes it lighter, more robust, more resistant, with a darker color, giving the watch a more “instrument” or “tool” appearance. Also the bezel has some differences. While retaining the 12-sided profile and unidirectional functionality, it now appears in titanium, while the polished ceramic surface and white enamel scale have been replaced by a brown/black aluminum insert, with a 60-minute scale in cream.
The new Omega James Bond generally maintains the same specifications and features as the standard Seamaster Diver 300M model, such as watertight up to 300 meters and the helium escape valve. The exception is the new box-shaped sapphire crystal, reminiscent of the old Plexiglas. The back of the watch is also different from the standard edition Seamaster Diver 300M, which now features a transparent caseback. In this version dedicated to James Bond, the caseback is titanium, has the classic NAIADLOCK (inscriptions always lined up) and several engravings, including the military arrow and some numbers that refer to old numbers issued by the Ministry of Defense to military edition watches . “0552” is the code number specified for Navy personnel, with “923 7697” being the number of a diving watch. The letter “A” is a code used to identify a watch with a screwed crown, while “007” is the iconic agent number. Finally, the number “62” is the year of the first James Bond movie.
Inside the case is the 8806 caliber, the no date version of the 8800 movement. This Master Chronometer caliber, with coaxial escapement and METAS certification, is among the best industrialized automatic movements available today. Solid, precise and resistant to magnetism, the heart of the Seamaster Diver 300M Edition 007 beats at 25,200 vph and offers 55 hours of power reserve. Finally, the dial. Although the markers and hands have the same shape as the previous models, the face of this Omega 007 is not in polished ceramic and does not have the wave pattern of its predecessors. Here, the dial also appears in aluminum and the brown/black color helps to emphasize the military look. Beige Super-LumiNova adds a vintage touch.
Attaching the new Seamaster Diver 300M Edition 007 to the wrist is a Milanese titanium bracelet with straight end links, in keeping with the watch’s military inspiration. Also available is a striped NATO strap, with a combination of black, cream and gray lines.