Last week, Omega presented another Bond-themed Seamaster Diver 300M , propelled by the 1969 film On Her Majesty’s Secret Service. At the point when we posted this watch on Instagram, the reactions were telling. So did the comments beneath the article we distributed, with press pictures, just after the watch was introduced. As usual, it is difficult to decide with these pictures, so we chose to give this watch a second possibility, yet this time live and on the wrist.
The Omega Seamaster Diver 300M James Bond On Her Majesty’s Secret Service was presented seven days prior and commends the 50th anniversary of the exemplary Bond film it’s been named after. Why precisely this film, I don’t know? This Lazenby flick isn’t actually the best Bond at any point made. An incredible contrary, truly. However, let’s not get into that for the present discussion.
The certainty that Bond is very fixated on his family history in the film has become a topic on this watch too. (Wearing a kilt is additionally something major for Lazenby’s Bond, however fortunately Omega didn’t fuse this idiosyncracy).
Details that uncover a not so secret service
As our adherents and perusers previously called attention to, this piece is definitely not fundamental. The specifying is entrancing. Is it true that you are prepared? It has a helium valve at 10 o’clock. Two 18k yellow gold, sword like hands with lume trim. There’s red specifying on the tip of the seconds hand and dial. A Bond coat of arms-propelled 12 o’clock file. A twisting brushed firearm barrel plan and 9mm slug head at the middle. A 18k yellow gold plate engraved with every novel Limited Edition number (7,007 pieces altogether). The number 7 on the date window shows up in a similar font as the 007 logo. There is even a covered up “50” on the 10 o’clock file, which shows up around evening time as a secret mark when it illuminates with the Super-LumiNova.
Hands-on with the Omega Seamaster Diver 300M Bond
So, what does it resemble, all things considered? My eyes, once more, demonstrate that Instagram isn’t generally a dependable reflection of the real world. This Omega unquestionably doesn’t resemble a piece that was “conceptualized up (sic) in a Kindergarten” (indeed, we had this comment). It is all around made, extremely itemized and marginally less overdone that I anticipated that it should be (however that could say something regarding my expectations too). Having said that, it is clearly still a gleaming watch. The fired bezel with polish numbers, the enormous, gold-rimmed lists, the steel case, the gleaming dial; it is completely made to impress.
What I like about Omega right now is the degree of specifying it places in its watches. Each file, each case side, each shape is thought-out and made with the most imaginative production techniques, giving each watch an exceptionally sharp, almost mechanical look. This certainly is the situation for this new Bond-marked Seamaster Diver 300M.
The second thing that struck me was that weapon barrel twirl on the dial, which gives the watch a very James Bond-marked appearance. In the event that that is something worth being thankful for or something awful, lies subjective depending on each person’s preferences. The only thing I can say about it; it’s got sway, it’s new and it’s very well-made.
The third and generally conspicuous of all Bond subtleties is put on the side of the watch; the 18k gold plate with an etching of the acclaimed 007 logo. This truly sticks out, and together with that firearm barrel-dial it is a lot of a represent the deciding moment detail. You like it, or scorn it, there’s no chance to get in between.
Inside the 42mm steel case you’ll locate oneself winding Caliber 8800 with Co-Axial escapement. It is a guaranteed Master Chronometer, affirmed by METAS, impervious to attractive fields arriving at 15,000 gauss. It additionally has a sprung offset with silicon balance spring and rhodium-plated get done with Geneva waves. The force save is 55 hours. The watch stays a truly fit diver and is water-impervious to 300 metres.
For the adoration for Bond
So, what is the last decision? The Omega Seamaster Diver 300M James Bond isn’t an apparatus watch, that is without a doubt. It’s a cutting edge, extravagance sports watch with loads of Bond marking. In case you’re into that stuff, this is certainly a watch for you. Obviously Omega put forth a valiant effort to exhibit all its advanced itemizing methods in this one piece. Also, despite the fact that it looks somewhat bustling given all that marking, it is as yet a cool watch. It feels significantly more wonderful in the metal that we were expecting, in light of press pictures. You’ll simply have to disregard the way that this used to be a device watch. What’s more, love Bond… A lot.
Price and availability
The Omega Seamaster Diver 300M James Bond On Her Majesty’s Secret Service (reference 188.8.131.52.01.004) will be introduced in an exceptional black box with weapon barrel examples and slug head buttons and restricted to 7,007 pieces. The watch is conveyed on a dark elastic tie and a treated steel wristband is additionally remembered for the crate. It will be evaluated at EUR 6,100. More subtleties at omegawatches.com .