Omega will release a limited edition Seamaster watch
to celebrate the 50th anniversary of James Bond on
Omega 50th Anniversary Watch
6th February 2012
To celebrate fifty years of James Bond films, OMEGA is releasing
a special update of the incredibly popular Seamaster Diver 300m
James Bond watch which has been worn by 007 in every adventure
since GoldenEye. The James Bond 007 50th Anniversary Collector's
Piece has been created in two sizes, 41 mm and 36.25 mm.
The cases of the watches are made of stainless steel and they
feature ceramic bezel rings with diving scales in matt chromium
nitride with the number "50" in red as a reminder that
the watch is celebrating a very special anniversary.
Each version of the watch is presented on a classic brushed
and polished OMEGA-patented screw-and-pin stainless steel bracelet.
The lacquered black dial features a 007 monogram. The 41 mm
version has 11 applied indexes; the 36.35 mm watch has ten with
a diamond index at the 7 o'clock position – a reminder
that this watch was created to honour the film history of agent
007. The indexes are coated with white Super-LumiNova with a
blue emission, allowing ease of reading in all light conditions.
There is a date window at 3 o'clock.
Both versions feature OMEGA’s calibre 2507 self-winding
movement fitted with the revolutionary Co-Axial escapement, the
component that has driven a revolution in mechanical watchmaking
since it was launched in 1999.
The watch is a certified chronometer. Its screw-in case back
is stamped with a gun-barrel design. There is a "bullet" decoration
fixed on the rotor that can be viewed through a central sapphire
crystal with anti-reflective coating inside. The watch also has
a unidirectional rotating bezel. A helium escape valve allows
helium atoms to escape during decompression, particularly necessary
for professional divers operating from diving bells. As its name
suggests, the watch is water resistant up to 300 metres.
The 41 mm version is being produced in a limited edition of
11'007 pieces and the 36.25 mm version in a limited edition of
3'007 pieces. While some of the advanced features will appeal
particularly to divers, the James Bond 007 50th Anniversary Collector's
Piece will prove irresistible to fans of 007 and to anyone interested
in elegant, distinctive timepieces.