What is one of the most recognizable gadgets Q hands out to 007 in almost every movie? Exactly, a wristwatch! Since the 1990s OMEGA has been the exclusive supplier of watches to the British spy. To celebrate this, the Swiss brand created a unique Seamaster edition, developed in collaboration with Daniel Craig. Let’s have a look!
Tailored to James Bond’s Needs
For the first time, James Bond will wear a watch on screen, that was specifically design for him. Hence, the non-limited OMEGA Seamaster Diver 300M 007 Edition has been built with military needs in mind and the final design was influenced by Daniel’s own experience as 007. Hence, it feels totally different from the other OMEGA Seamaster models. Let us walk you through the specifications of this new spy watch!
In terms of aesthetics, the watch confidently displays a new “tropical” brown dial with faux patina markings for the hours-marks and hands. These beige, luminous markings would be useful on a dive mission, although most people wearing it will rather use it when the power goes out in the office. Nevertheless, it remains a key feature in a watch designed for a more sport-oriented purpose.
The case of the Seamaster Diver 300M 007 Edition is made from titanium. This innovative material is much more durable and lightweight than stainless steel. Hence, even at a diameter of 42mm, the timepiece feels light. The same goes for the bracelet. It is available as a titanium mesh option, or as a NATO strap featuring beige, black and grey stripes.
From an aesthetics point of view, we like that there is no overwhelming 007 branding on the watch. There is only a small logo of the iconic franchise on the back of the case. On the dial, they decided to add the Broad Arrow, also known as Pheon, to underline OMEGA’s heritage as supplier of professional watches to the British Armed Forces during World War II. Overall, the watch feels very high quality without showing off. It was designed with efficiency, durability, and performance in mind. A perfect tool watch for a super spy!
Technical Details of the Seamaster Diver 300M 007 Edition
Since OMEGA Seamaster models are first and foremost diving watches, the Seamaster Diver 300M 007 Edition has been equipped with a helium escape valve and a screw-down crown. At the heart of the watch ticks the OMEGA caliber 8806. It is a self-winding movement with 55 hours of power reserve.
Overall, we love the Seamaster Diver 300M 007 Edition. Even if we might not use all features daily, the watch’s clean design and tribute to OMEGA’s and James Bond’s history are strong selling points. However, we must add a disclaimer here at the end. When wearing it you might feel the urge to buy an Aston Martin or the Defender 007 Limited Edition to complete the look!