Mr. Bond’s Watch is here – The Omega Seamaster Spectre2:41 pm
There’s no secret that James Bond relies heavily on his prized gadgets in the face of danger. The one that catches the eyeballs the most, is of course his watch. For years, the watch James Bond wears becomes an instant cult, a timepiece worth having. This year, Omega for the first time, is offering the same watch worn by the agent along with the release of the film. Behold the Omega Seamaster 300 “Spectre”, a Limited Edition watch restricted to just 7,007 pieces for the world.
We’re as excited as you are so let’s get straight into the details of this watch:
Made for the world’s beloved spy:
James Bond has worn an Omega Seamaster since “Goldeneye” in 1995, but never before have one of the watches shown on celluloid been available for purchase (until now). The Nato strap too, was gone. Last seen on Sean Connery’s wrist in Goldfinger, Spectre marks the return of the 5 striped black and grey strap, also called the ‘Bond Nato’.
The Strongest and most beautiful Seamaster yet:
The Seamaster 300 was and indeed still is among the very first watches from Omega to bear the Master Co-Axial designation, i.e. an in house Omega Caliber 8400 movement which is anti-magnetic up to 15,000 Gauss. But because it’s 007’s watch, it won’t just stick to being just another Seamaster. With all its dive watch credentials, The Spectre limited edition comes in a robust stainless steel case with a unique black bi-directional rotating bezel made from polished ceramic, combined with what they’re calling LiquidMetal®
In terms of looks, the 12 o’clock numeral index is replaced with a larger Omega logo on a striking black dial. Bearing similar hours and minutes hands as the newer Seamaster, but this new limited edition comes with a rare “lollipop” central seconds hand.
The transparent case back showcases the prowess of the calibre and while we’re there, it’s good to note that because this watch is a limited edition timepiece, each case back has a unique serial number engraved on it. So if you intend getting one, cross your fingers for the best number.
“You start with nothing, and then there’s suddenly a working watch. That’s the beauty of it. To see the engineering that goes into it and the legacy that goes into it, that’s what fascinated me.”
Special Box for the Special Agent:
Of course, Bond’s prized gadget will come with his trusted tools. These include a professional loupe, for when one needs to take a closer look at the watch. And if you want a change or aren’t a big fan of the Nato strap, a stainless steel bracelet with 007 engraved on the clasp has also been provided courtesy Omega. And it doesn’t stop there with the box; the Spectre box, with the watch and all its tools can be secured at any time with a lock. The box will come locked and can only be opened by a unique code, revealed to the owner at the time of purchase. Making it probably the most-secure, luxurious watch box in the world with a taste of owning a gadget coming straight from MI6.
This is by far the best ever tribute created by Omega for Agent 007 and presented to the world in the Seamaster 300 “SPECTRE” Limited Edition. Own one now or watch it go away!
Features Writer, The Watch Guide
Rahul is a watch and sports lover currently living in New Delhi. Having worked as a journalist and a copywriter previously, he is now thrilled to be a part of a team that loves, lives and breathes wristwatches. After joining Ethos and The Watch Guide team, his interest for the world of horology grew and is now completely and hopelessly hooked on watches.