Omega Seamaster Diver 300M James Bond Numbered Edition – platinum-gold
The Omega Seamaster Diver 300M James Bond Numbered Edition is housed in a 42mm platinum-gold case. Furthermore, a platinum-gold plate is affixed to the side of each case, engraved with the model’s unique case number. Other highlights include a black ceramic bezel inlay with platinum diving scale and a black enamel dial featuring the rifling-style motif synonymous with 007.
Every man on the planet has at some point imagined himself as James Bond. Sadly, for many of us, one glance in the mirror dispels such delusions. Resigned to not having Daniel Craig’s looks and physique, many men choose to live out their dreams by acquiring Bond-themed goods.
Whether it’s driving an Aston Martin DB5, wearing a pair of Tom Ford spectacles or sporting an Omega watch on the wrist, there is something very stylish about products associated with 007. Mr Bond has worn an Omega watch for the last 25 years when he first embraced Seamaster ownership in the film Goldeneye. These days, courtesy of some superb marketing, everyone knows Bond wears an Omega.
Last year, Omega launched the James Bond collection, clearly aware of the sales potential of its 007-themed watches. However, to its credit, the brand from Biel/Bienne has not just relied on the cachet of the Bond name. It has released a myriad of different models, each endowed with super-clear dials, an array of sumptuous case materials, chronometer-certified movements and 300 metres water-resistance. Most of all, the automatic movements feature the brand’s co-axial escapement, a superb technical highlight found only on Omega’s creations.
The new Omega Seamaster Diver 300M James Bond Numbered Edition is housed in a 42mm platinum-gold case. A platinum-gold plate is also affixed to the side of the case and is engraved with the model’s unique case number. The bezel features a black ceramic inlay with a platinum diving scale, while the dial is presented in black enamel and incorporates the famous rifling-style motif employed at the start of each Bond movie. Indeed, there are numerous tasteful Bond-themed details on this timepiece, helping to differentiate it from regular Seamaster models.
At the time of going to press, I cannot find any further details about the composition of ‘platinum-gold’, however, it certainly sounds like a fascinating fusion of two noble metals. Beyond its prowess for alchemy, Omega has created a new model, rich in detail and infused with many technical attributes. With its array of talents, the Omega Seamaster Diver 300M James Bond Numbered Edition undoubtedly has great commercial potential.
The brand’s press release
Cutting-edge style and innovation have always been essential parts of the James Bond story. In keeping with that legacy, OMEGA has now delivered a brand new Seamaster Diver 300M James Bond Numbered Edition, offering plenty of high-tech details for 007 fans to enjoy.
OMEGA has been equipping James Bond with its Seamaster timepieces since GoldenEye in 1995. This special new release is a proud celebration of that partnership, and provides a new addition to the 007 collection.
For an exceptional look, the 42 mm case is crafted in platinum-gold, with a platinum-gold plate on its side, engraved with each Numbered Edition number. The same beautiful material is also used for the polished-brushed buckle of the watch’s black leather strap.
More unique details can be uncovered throughout the design, including a black ceramic bezel ring with a platinum diving scale in positive relief, as well as a black enamel dial, which has been given a spiralling gun barrel design in 18K white gold.
As part of the OMEGA James Bond collection that was launched last year, this watch also includes a hidden number 50 within the Super-LumiNova of the 10 o’clock index – a reference to the 50th anniversary of the James Bond film On Her Majesty’s Secret Service. Elsewhere on the dial, you can find a 007 logo at 7 o’clock on the white enamel minute track, as well as 18K white gold features, including the hands, indexes and Bond family coat-of-arms at 12 o’clock.
Turning the watch over reveals a second Bond family coat-of-arms, which has been laser-engraved and filled with platinum on the sapphire crystal caseback. Its captivating final effect is completed with hand-engraved finishing in the finest detail. Through the glass, you can spy the OMEGA Co-Axial Master Chronometer Calibre 8807 – certified at the highest standards of precision, chronometric performance and magnetic resistance.
Finally, for fans who are able to obtain this Seamaster Diver 300M James Bond Numbered Edition, it comes presented in its own Globe-Trotter™ suitcase, bound by NATO-inspired straps. Inside, an additional black rubber strap is included.