The link between Omega and James Bond is as strong as any in the world of brand endorsements. Ever since Pierce Brosnan donned a blue Seamaster Professional 300M in 1995’s Goldeneye, Omega and 007 have been inseparable from one another. Eight films and 26 years later, there are now a total of nine “Bond” Omegas.
The most recent addition to the collection is the Seamaster Diver 300M “No Time to Die” edition. Released in connection with the first Bond film in six years, the timepiece was developed in close collaboration with Daniel Craig who lent valuable insights into the mind of 007, having portrayed the dashing British spy on screen for nearly two decades. With functional yet vintage patina SuperLumiNova on the hands and dial, the watch pays tribute to nearly 60 years of James Bond. Crafted from titanium, it’s lightweight which is “key for a military man like 007”, according to Craig.
Inside, the METAS-certified, Omega caliber 8806 movement with 55-hour power reserve is both highly accurate and robust. It’s held inside the 42mm case thanks to a specially engraved caseback featuring several military-usage numeral engravings – “0552” is the code-number specified for Navy personnel, “923 7697” being the number for a divers’ watch, and the letter “A” as code used to signify a watch with a screw-in crown. Add to this “007” for James Bond’s iconic agent number and the number “62” for the year of the very first James Bond film and this watch takes on a depth of history all its own. On a titanium mesh bracelet that is both strong and flexible, the Omega 126.96.36.199.01.001 will keep pace on any mission, no matter how clandestine.
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