Since its first instalment, the James Bond franchise has spanned an incredible 60 years. The debonair M16 agent has captured the hearts of millions across the world and is an icon that has transcended generations. Based on the novels by Ian Fleming, twenty-five action-packed films produced by EON Productions have laid the foundation for a cinematic legacy. Every fan has their favourite Bond movie however for OMEGA, there remains a fondness for GoldenEye (1995). It was the first time James Bond fashioned an OMEGA on his wrist. This was the beginning of a partnership that continues to this day.
Marking the sixtieth anniversary of the James Bond franchise, OMEGA releases two new timepieces with each paying homage to 007. Fine pieces that are innovative with impressive materials as well as a touch of film magic in their designs. Let’s have a look.
Seamaster Diver 300M
60 Years of James Bond Stainless Steel
This piece draws its inspiration from the Seamaster worn by 007 in GoldenEye (1995). This timepiece includes a forty-two-millimetre stainless steel case. Its exquisite craftsmanship features a bit of movie magic with a film-themed caseback that replicates the famous 007 opening sequence with Bond in silhouette and a spinning gun barrel design. This dynamic scene plays out beneath the sapphire, decorated with micro-structured metallisation. The patent pending moiré effect animation is linked to the running of the lollipop central seconds hand – so the action never stops.
This timepiece moves to a precise Co-Axial Master Chronometer Calibre 8806 and is presented on a mesh-style bracelet – the same style as James Bond’s OMEGA watch in No Time to Die (2021). The bezel and dial are both made from blue oxalic anodised aluminium, with the dial illustrating laser-engraved waves, and the bezel featuring a diving scale coated with white Super-LumiNova. In addition, this piece features a commemorative ‘60’ as a tribute to the prestigious milestone. As a stylish addition, this timepiece includes a blue wooden presentation box in the original Diver 300M wave pattern with the three iconic dots inspired by the classic Bond opening title sequence – there’s also a secret push button on the right. OMEGA.
Seamaster Diver 300M
60 Years of James Bond Canopus Gold
Eighteen carats of Canopus Gold™ have been used to create this special forty-two-millimetre timepiece. It features an exclusive white gold alloy that is known for its brilliant shine and long-lasting effects. The dial is made of natural grey silicon, a nod to the beautiful sands of Ian Fleming’s Jamaican home, GoldenEye. Due to the crystallites, the pattern of each piece is unique thus guaranteeing the wearer that no two dials are alike. As a tribute to the Jamaican flag, the bezel features a paving of green and yellow treated natural diamonds in ten different tropical shades. In addition, two clear diamonds at twelve o’clock add vibrant sparkle to the overall look and references the sixtieth anniversary.
Similar to the steel model, this timepiece features the film-themed caseback replicating the the famous 007 opening sequence. This piece is driven by the luxury Co-Axial Master Chronometer Calibre 8807, and comes in an eighteen carats Canopus Gold™ bracelet and buckle. The watch will be presented in a mango tree box with mother-of-pearl marquetry and a 60 Years of Bond logo. This elegant box also includes the film-inspired dots. OMEGA.