Omega Celebrates 60 Years Of James Bond With Two New Seamaster Watches
Two terrific timepieces fit for 007 himself.
Each revamped take on the Seamaster adds more than a few distinctive touches to the silhouette’s illustrious history, although the original Omega Seamaster Diver 300M 007 Edition is impressive enough in its own right.
Fittingly, you’ll find options at multiple price points: The striking dark blue Seamaster Diver 300M 60th Anniversary Edition retails for about $7,400.
A decidedly more opulent version featuring natural diamonds (more on this in a moment) will set you back about $140,000.
At least in looks if not in price, the two designs manage to blend a sense of everyday wearability with the iconic history of James Bond.
First up: A razor-sharp anodized aluminum bezel in deep blue plays nicely off a laser-engraved blue wave-texture dial, and the design is a nod to Omega’s first turn as 007’s timepiece provider in 1995’s GoldenEye.
To bridge the gap between decades, the timepiece is outfitted with a vintage-leaning mesh bracelet design favored by Daniel Craig in No Time To Die.
That blue-on-blue design features an homage to another historic James Bond touch: It comes complete with a striped NATO strap, the same switch-up Bond made all the way back in Goldfinger (and yes, Craig sports a striped NATO strap on his Seamaster, too).
Even more impressive is the Canopus gold Seamaster, the sort of luxe watch Bond might wear for dressier occasions than grueling sprints through the field.
The striking, multi-colored watch features a bezel outfitted with yellow and green natural diamonds in a nod to the Jamaican flag and Ian Fleming’s famed island estate.
For good measure, the watch retails for well over $100K, complete with Omega’s luxury caliber 8807 movement.
Bond fans will immediately notice (and likely revel in) the uniquely 007-themed caseback, engraved with the 007 marker and Bond’s seriously cool spinning gun barrel design.
It’s a patent-pending effect animation process designed to replicate the impressive big-screen movement, pushing each timepiece even further into aspirational territory for Bond diehards.
We can’t all dress or travel like James Bond (keep dreaming), but it’s nice to know Omega still delivers wish list-worthy watches for all who aspire to the lifestyle of a secret agent.