This year we get another instalment of a James Bond movie featuring, in my opinion, one of the best actors to portray James Bond, Daniel Craig. And along with it, we get a new James Bond watch from the Swiss watchmaker Omega. Needless to say, I’m excited for both!
Earlier in Baselworld this year, we got a chance to see the new Bond watch in person. And it was (and is) stunning. We ordered 3 as it is a limited edition of 15,007 and last week we received our shipment.
3 years ago when Omega produced a limited edition Planet Ocean for the James Bond movie “Skyfall,” we had an incredible amount of requests for the watch. And we expect the same for this year’s timepiece.
So more about the watch. For the movie SPECTRE Omega used their 41.5mm Aqua Terra model in stainless steel and they made a few changes, most notably the dial. The beautiful blue coupled with yellow accents and the Bond family crest makes it one of the more interesting dials produced by Omega. When you flip the watch over you are treated with something incredibly unique: the automatic rotor for Omega’s in-house designed and manufactured calibre 8507 is designed like the bullet flying through a gun barrel. Included with the watch is a coated nylon fabric strap with a deployment buckle, the tools to change the straps and extra pins, as well as a loop so you can make sure you are doing it all correctly.
Another added feature of the watch is that the movement is a Master Co-Axial movement. What this means is that the movement has been designed and manufactured by Omega in Switzerland, and it is also anti-magnetic. Magnetism can greatly affect the timing of a mechanical watch, so Omega decided to build the movement with non-ferrous parts, thus making it unable to be magnetized. This way, over time, the movement will continue to perform at the high standards imposed on it by Omega. They back this up with a huge 4 year warranty!
You can view the James Bond watch at our 493 Notre Dame location, and you can view the James Bond movie at a theatre near you in the fall.