The next James Bond movie watch revealed
- 18 March, 2020
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– After much anticipation and speculation, Omega has announced the release of the watch to be worn by cinematic super-spy James Bond in the upcoming Bond film, No Time to Die: the Seamaster Diver 300M 007 Edition. This new timepiece will feature a similar red, black, and brown color scheme to that seen on previous Seamasters, but is now updated using the Seamaster Diver 300M design, with different vintage-look details, and set to run as a non-limited edition.
For reference, the last official Bond movie watch was the Seamaster 300 “Spectre” piece, which was a neo-vintage-inspired model released in 7,007 editions in the fall of 2015 alongside the 24th Bond film, simply titled Spectre. This new model is designed in the style of the Seamaster Diver 300M, a descendant of the original Seamaster first released in 1993, which has since evolved to become one of the most popular luxury dive watches out there in part because of its long-term presence on the wrist of James Bond throughout the popular movie series.
This newest Seamaster Diver 300M features a 42-mm titanium case, with a brown “tropical” aluminum bezel ring to match its side to protect the screw-down crown, and features a helium tropical accented markers for each hour. Toward the top of the dial is the classic Omega log, with a red-line script “Seamaster” just below it. More dial details are found toward the bottom of the face, including the arrow marker above 6 o’clock that recalls the era of the very first Bond movie, 1962’s Dr.No.
Sweeping over the dial are two large hands for the hour and minute, in the series,a while a red-tipped lollipop pointer counts the seconds. Inside the watch, powering these hands, is the Caliber Omega 8806 automatic movement, which like all modern Omega movements uses a coaxial escapement, is certified as a Master Chronometer approved by METAS, and is resistant to magnetic fields reaching 15,000 gauss. The movement stores a 55-hour power reserve and is protected by a solid caseback engraved with commemorative 007 markings meant to hearken back to genuine military-issue watches from the time of the original Bond film. No Time to Die is set to be released in April as the 25th official James Bond film and the ninth outing in which an Omega watch will make an appearance as the secret agent’s watch of choice. The new model will be available on either a NATO-style polyester dial.
It uses crown guards on its side to protect the screw-down crown, and features a helium release valve at the 10 o’clock position. On the dial, you can find an outer minute ring, with applied circular and rectangular the secret agent’s watch of choice. The new model will be available on either a NATO-style polyester strap for $8,1000 or on a Milanese bracelet for $9,200. -Caleb Anderson