James Bond Omega Seamaster he Omega Seamaster, a deep diving watch. The second crown (at 10 o'clock) is a Helium release valve to allow helium out of the watch after wearing the watch in a diving bell with an atmosphere rich in helium. The watch is similar to that shown in recent James Bond films, in which this valve is transformed into improbable hidden gadgets
Omega has been associated with James Bond movies since 1995. That year, Pierce Brosnan took over the role of James Bond and wore the Omega Seamaster Quartz Professional in the movie GoldenEye. In all later films, Brosnan wore an Omega Seamaster Professional Chronometer (model 2531.80.00). The producers wanted to update the image of the fictional "super-spy" to a more distinctly sophisticated "Euro" look.
James Bond 007 Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean 126.96.36.199.01.001 Quantum of Solace Limited Edition
A Limited Edition version of the Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean 2201.50.00 watch worn by Daniel Craig in Quantum of Solace.
This special edition Omega, modelnr. 188.8.131.52.01.001, features a black textured surface on its dial - reminiscent of the grip of 007's trademark Walther PPK. The blood red tip of the seconds hand rotates in stark contrast to the black dial. Unmistakably Omega, undeniably Bond: a 007 logo is engraved on the buckle of the stainless steel bracelet. Another 007 logo appears on the caseback which also features the engraved words "Planet Ocean Limited Edition" whose black chromium treatment recalls the colour of the black dial.
- Caliber: Omega 2500 Self-winding chronometer, Co-Axial Escapement movement with rhodium-plated finish
The Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean 600m Co-Axial ”Quantum Of Solace” Limited Edition watch displays many new elements we’ve never seen on a Planet Ocean watch before.
Omega have got the details for this Bond watch just about perfect. First of all the sapphire crystal domes lens has been laser engraved on its inner surface with a ”Quantum of Solace” decoration.
The black textured dial has a pattern that echoes the checkering found on the grip panels of James Bond’s pistol of choice, the Walther PPK. The caseback rounds the subtle Bond themes off with an engraved 007 medallion and the individual edition number of the watch.
To coincide with the
release of the movie Quantum of Solace, Omega released a
special version of its Seamaster Planet Ocean 600m
watch. The black textured surface of its dial - reminiscent
of the grip of 007's trademark Walther PPK - distinguishes
the Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean 600m Quantum of Solace from
the regular Seamaster Planet Ocean 600m. The subtle blood
red tip of the seconds hand rotates in stark contrast to the
Unmistakably Omega, undeniably Bond: a 007 logo is engraved on the buckle of the stainless steel bracelet. Another 007 logo appears on the caseback which also features the engraved words "Planet Ocean Limited Edition" whose black chromium treatment recalls the colour of the black dial.
Basic technical features of the Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean Quantum of Solace watch are the same as that of the basic Seamaster Planet Ocean 600m model: water resistant to a depth of 600 meters (2000 feet), the 45.5mm timepiece is equipped with a screwed helium valve, a graduated unidirectional bezel, a screw-down winding crown, and a steel bracelet with a double push-button safety clasp and dive extension. Movement is the self-winding Omega 2500 caliber, which features a stop seconds function, a rapid adjust date display, and a power reserve of 48 hours; the caliber also employs the Omega Co-Axial escapement, which reduces friction and promotes long-term timekeeping performance.
This Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean 600m Quantum Of Solace Limited Edition was available in a limited number of 5007 pieces.
Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra - James Bond Limited Edition - SPECTRE
OMEGA release new
|The main reason for the switch to the Omega Diver 300 for the
Bond franchise is because of Lindy Hemming, a British woman in
charge of costume/wardrobe for the new movies. At the time she
thought the Seamaster looked the part of a rogue special operative
who also need the ability to dress up. She recognized the history of
Omega Seamasters in the Royal Military (importantly SBS like Bond
and SAS) which furthered her decision. Hence the choice of the
Seamaster Diver by Prince William.
For the 40th anniversary of James Bond (2002), a commemorative edition of the watch was made available, model 2537.80.00 (10,007 units). The watch is identical to the model 2531.80.00 except the blue watch dial had a 007 logo inscribed across it and also machined into the case-back. The band also had 007 inscribed on the clasp.
Daniel Craig, the current James Bond of Casino Royale, Quantum of Solace and Skyfall, also wears the Omega Seamaster: the Seamaster Planet Ocean and Seamaster Diver 300 M in Casino Royale, and even goes so far as to mention Omega by name in the film when questioned by Vesper Lynd. In connection with the launch of the film, Omega released a 007-special of the Professional 300M, featuring the 007-gun logo on the second hand and the rifle pattern on the watch face, this being a stylized representation of the gunbarrel sequence of Bond movies.
Omega released a second James Bond limited edition watch in 2006. This was a Seamaster Planet Ocean model with a limited production of 5007 units. The model is similar to what Craig wears earlier on in the film; however, it has a small orange-colored 007 logo on the second hand, an engraved case-back signifying the Bond connection, and an engraved 007 on the clasp. In Quantum of Solace, Craig wears the Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean with a black face and steel bracelet (42 mm version). Another limited edition was released featuring the checkered "PPK grip" face with the Quantum of Solace logo over it.
The Seamaster Professional Diver 300 M and then later the 600 M Planet Ocean was worn by James Bond in five Bond movies. These Seamasters are made of stainless steel on a stainless steel bracelet, fitted with a blue dial, unidirectional rotating bezel with blue ring and a sapphire crystal.