OMEGA and James Bond go hand in hand, or more accurately, hand on wrist. The 24th James Bond movie, SPECTRE is set to release this fall with actor Daniel Craig playing Mr. Bond for his fourth time. In commemoration of this new film, Daniel Craig and OMEGA have teamed up to introduced the new Seamaster 300 “SPECTRE” Limited Edition.
The timepiece is a special addition to the brand’s existing Seamaster 300 collection which was launched in 1957. It features the same OMEGA Master Co-Axial calibre 8400 inside a 41mm stainless steel casing. However, surrounding the sleek black dial is a bi-directional, rotating diving bezel, with a 12 hour scale made from black, polished ceramic. It is combined with OMEGA’s signature LiquidMetal®, a zirconium-based alloy which provides a polished look and ensures an added protection against corrosion or scratching.
(THE Master Co-Axial calibre 8400 EXPLAINED BELOW)
To highlight the additional Bond-like features, the “lollipop” central seconds hand adds a unique quality while the 5-stripe black and grey NATO strap has an engraved 007 gun logo within the strap holder. Each exclusive piece will have its own serial number carved into the back as well as the new SPECTRE logo.
Ever since the 1995 production of GoldenEye, the Seamaster has been James Bond’s watch. For someone currently playing a character with such style and grace, Daniel Craig isn’t too far off from the real thing having quite an appreciation for the finer things. His most recent tour of the OMEGA factory in Villeret, Switzerland allowed him to experience the production of the Seamaster 300 “SPECTRE” first hand. It certainly helped expand his already broadened horizons, as he said afterwards, “I think what was so impressive was the fact that these watches are made from the ground up. 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.” That fascination is certainly a timeless quality for OMEGA and James Bond alike.
The limited edition of the Seamaster 300 “SPECTRE” means there will be just 7,007 produced. With the new SPECTRE movie set to release worldwide on November 6, 2015 this classy timepiece will hit boutiques by September 2015.