Fun fact: Did you know that James Bond has been wearing Omega watches since 1995's flick Goldeneye? Up until the Seamaster's appearance in 2015's Spectre, that was two full decades of chicness—and now, the tradition's officially 25 years strong. That said, Omega is delighted to unveil 007’s newest timepiece that will be feature in the 25th James Bond film, No Time To Die, set to arrive in cinemas in April 2020.
Appearing on-screen will be a thrilling new Seamaster Diver 300M 007 Edition. First launched in 1993, the Diver 300M has built its legacy with real-life divers and style aficionados, as well as becoming the quintessential wristwear of James Bond.
Omega has worked closely on the development of the new Bond watch with Daniel Craig and the filmmakers, whose knowledge of James Bond has brought invaluable insight to Omega’s watch developers and designers. Daniel Craig’s own experience as 007 has also influenced this exciting final design, purposefully built with military needs in mind. “When working with Omega, we decided that a lightweight watch would be key for a military man like 007," Daniel himself said. "I also suggested some vintage touches and colors to give the watch a unique edge. The final piece looks incredible.”
So, when James Bond embarks on his next mission, you can look forward to this new watch appearing on-screen. That, and you're free to make it yours, too: It'll be placed in Omega’s iconic current collection from February, available to customers either on a titanium mesh bracelet, or a striped NATO strap in dark brown, grey and beige, with "007" engraved on the loop.
Now, for some specs! Each 42mm timepiece has been crafted from Grade 2 Titanium, which is used for the case and bracelet with its innovative adjustable buckle. This special material is particularly strong and lightweight, making it perfect for an undercover agent. Special new doming of the sapphire-crystal glass has also created a slightly slimmer watch than the standard Seamaster Diver 300M models.
For this watch, Omega has introduced an aluminium dial, with a color that replicates the aged brown hue that certain vintage dials turn over time. This color tone is referred to by collectors as “tropical.” The aluminium bezel ring of this watch also features the same color shade.
On the caseback, you’ll find a series of numbers, which follow the format for genuine military-issue watches. “0552” is a naval code-number, with “923 7697” being the number for a divers’ watch. The letter “A” signifies a watch with a screw-in crown, while "007" is, of course, James Bond’s iconic agent number. Finally, the number “62” refers to the year of the very first James Bond film.
The new watch is completed by a NAIAD LOCK caseback, which keeps all of the engravings in correct alignment. Inside, it is driven by a particularly impressive movement—the Omega Co-Axial Master Chronometer Calibre 8806, which has achieved the industry’s highest standards of precision, chronometric performance, and magnetic resistance.