We all know that Bond prefers an Omega as his timekeeper. Small wonder then the brand which has plenty to thank Bond for is releasing a special limited edition Seamaster Diver 300m for the 50th anniversary of the film franchise. Believe it or not, it has been 50 years since Bond’s first movie – Golden Eye was released. The Seamaster Diver 300m has been worn by Bond in every movie since Golden Eye.
The James Bond 007 50th Anniversary Collector’s Piece has been created in two sizes, 41 mm and 36.25 mm. 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.
Each version of the watch is presented on a classic brushed and polished OMEGA-patented screw-and-pin stainless steel bracelet.
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