Who’s your favourite Bond? The ever-camp Roger Moore running through a circus? The brutal, brooding Daniel Craig bemoaning getting old? I mean, the only correct answer is Sean Connery but to each their own. The one person that likely doesn’t come to mind is George Lazenby. The youngest Bond ever only made one film in the franchise, On Her Majesty’s Secret Service.
‘No Time to Die’ has a while yet before we experience Craig’s secret agent swansong but that hasn’t stopped the maker of the official Bond Watch releasing a watch to commemorate a film that they weren’t actually in: the Omega Seamaster Diver 300M “On Her Majesty’s Secret Service” 50th Anniversary.
As a Seamaster 300m you know what you’re in for here. The solid diving watch is up to professional standards with 300m of water resistance, a diving bezel and the collection’s signature, angular look. The focal point however is the black PVD and ceramic dial with the engraved spiral pattern of a 9mm barrel, complete with the bullet head at the centre.
As a touch of contrast, the bullet, hands and Bond family crest at 12 o’clock are all in 18K yellow gold. More subtly, if you look at the dial in the dark, you’ll see a little secret on the index at 10 o’clock: a luminescent 50.
The final touch is a gold plaque on the side denoting the limited edition number which is, of course, 7,007. Other than that, the watch is much the same as the rest of the non-limited collection, with a 42mm stainless steel case and a master chronometer-certified 8800 calibre co-axial automatic movement. In short, it’s as great a diver as ever.
You might wonder why Omega picked a film they weren’t in to commemorate with a Bond very few casual fans remember exists. We are too, to be honest. Still, if there’s a 007-shaped hole in your watch collection, particularly if it’s the shape of the newer iteration of the Seamaster 300m, this is one of the nicest-looking Bond limited editions yet.
God knows what Omega is going to do for ‘No Time to Die’, but if this is the lengths they’ll go for a 50 year old instalment, it’s going to be impressive.
Price & Specs:
Model Name: Omega Seamaster Diver 300M “On Her Majesty’s Secret Service” 50th Anniversary
Case/Dial: 42mm, stainless steel, 18k gold numbered plate on the case flank
Water Resistance: 300m (30 bar)
Movement: Omega Calibre 8800, certified by METAS
Functions: Hours, minutes, center seconds with date
Frequency: 25,200 vph (3.5 Hz)
Power Reserve: 55h
Strap: Rubber with additional stainless steel bracelet
Price: CHF 6,450, limited to 7007 pieces
More details at www.omegawatches.com