Omega Seamaster with James Bond 007,  1995-2016

The name is Seamaster, Omega Seamaster. And while this one doesn’t need to be shaken nor stirred, the love story between Omega and James Bond 007 is a long one,
and they’re celebrating two decades of loyal service. Spectre, mr. Bond’s latest adventure will be released on Monday 26th of October – and stay tuned, because on this
exact day, we’ll have a very special feature on Monochrome, for your eyes only, with the brand new Omega Seamaster 300 Spectre Edition and a very specific
Aston Martin DB5! For now, let’s have a look back in the past to re-discover all the Omega Seamaster models that James Bond used in the 007 movies.

1995 – Goldeneye

James Bond has worn watches by Omega since 1995’s Goldeneye. In that film, Bond, played by Pierce Brosnan, wears a watch with a remote detonator for bombs and a laser beam to help him escape from an armored train.
 This Omega Seamaster Professional featured a blue dial and quartz caliber – Ref. 2541.80. The watch was launched by the Swatch Group in 1993 as a professional diving watch that was water-resistant up to 300 meters.

Omega Seamaster 300 - Goldeneye 007 James Bond - 1995

1997 – Tomorrow Never Dies

In Tomorrow Never Dies, Bond opts for a Seamaster Professional with an automatic caliber. The watch actually saves his life with an integrated detonator. Design-wise, it’s the exact same
watch as the previous one, with a blue dial with wave pattern, a blue dive bezel with aluminum insert and the helium valve at 10. The movement is now an automatic Calibre 1120.
Watch ref. 2531.80, with a chronometer COSC certification.

Omega Seamaster - Tomorrow Never Dies James Bond 007 - 1997

1999 – The World Is Not Enough

The watch itself doesn’t change in the 1999 movie, The World Is Not Enough. James Bond is still using the Omega Seamaster 300 Ref. 2531.80 with automatic movement. But as always,
the watch features gadgets. In the bezel hides a wire with a grappling hook. Bond takes aim for a secure target. With the press of a button the hook flies from the crown and the bezel whirls at lightning
speed. Once the grappling hook is firmly anchored, the bezel begins turning in the opposite direction, lifting 007 out of the avalanche.

Omega Seamaster - The World is Not Enough James Bond 007 - 1999

2002 – Die Another Day

In this movie from 2002, we found back the Omega Seamaster 300 Ref. 2531.80 with automatic movement. Not technical nor visual updates. Gadget-wise, of course the work of Q is different. 
Bond must face off against industrial giant Gustav Graves, a villain working on a satellite weapon. Bond’s watch features a remote detonator in place of the helium valve, which is operated by turning the bezel.
The British secret agent could also activate a laser from the crown of the watch.

Omega Seamaster - Die Another Day James Bond 007 - 2002

Omega also introduced a limited edition of the Seamaster 300 prior the movie (a watch that is not worn by Bond). It became regular to have a watch before the movie and an another one for the movies.
Thus, to mark the 40th anniversary of agent 007’s first appearance on the screen and the release of Die Another Day, we have this special watch with a dial sporting the 007 gun logo.
The watch is technically the same, with the chronometer automatic movement.

Omega Seamaster - limited edition - Die Another Day James Bond 007 - 2002

 

2006 – Casino Royale

New actor, new style, no more gadget, different watch but still an Omega Seamaster. The honor is safe. For Casino Royale, Daniel Craig (the new 007) uses 2 different watches.
The first one is the upgraded edition of the Omega Seamaster 300 seen previously but now with a co-axial movement – watch ref. 222.80.00. However, besides this new engine, t
he look is the same, with the blue waves dial, the same bracelet, same case, same bezel.

Omega Seamaster - Casino Royale James Bond 007 - 2006

However, Daniel Craig also relies on the brand new (at that time) Seamaster Planet Ocean measuring 45.5 mm in diameter. It also contains an Omega Caliber 2500 with co-axial escapement.
Water-resistant to 600 meters, it allows Bond to get into even more dangerous situations — including underwater — and get back out again. It can be seen in the first part of the movie
before making way for the Seamaster 300.

Omega Seamaster - limited edition - Casino Royale James Bond 007 - 2006

2008 – Quantum of Solace

Bond ceased wearing a blue Omega Seamaster Professional in 2008, when Craig’s next Bond film, Quantum of Solace, hit theaters. Britain’s most famous secret agent wore a Seamaster Planet Ocean
in that film instead. This 42-mm watch is somewhat smaller than the Planet Ocean seen in Casino Royale. The watch’s design is reminiscent of the Seamaster watches from the 1960s.

Omega Seamaster - Quantum of Solace James Bond 007 - 2008

Omega introduced another model prior to the release of the film, a limited edition with a honeycomb pattern on the dial. It featured this special dial, a different caseback and the film title on the dial.

Omega Seamaster - limited edition - Quantum of Solace James Bond 007 - 2008

The return of an icon: James Bond in «Quantum of Solace»

Daniel Craig as James Bond – The Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean 600m Co-Axial Chronometer with a black dial and the Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean 600m «Quantum of Solace» Limited Edition watch.

James Bond and a limited edition Seamaster: worth the wait!

The patience of Bond fans and aficionados of great timepieces will soon be rewarded. Omega is releasing the Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean 600m «Quantum of Solace» Limited Edition watch in line with the latest film in the franchise. «Quantum of Solace», produced by Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli for EON Productions and directed by Marc Forster, will be released internationally in November 2008 with Daniel Craig reprising his role as James Bond.

The Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean 600m «Quantum of Solace» Limited Edition watch.

The «Quantum of Solace» watch has all the features which have made the Seamaster Planet Ocean one of the world’s most popular timepieces: features include Omega’s calibre 2500 self-winding chronometer movement fitted with the revolutionary Co-Axial Escapement, which reduces friction while offering better accuracy over time, and it has a power reserve of 48 hours. A free sprung balance further increases its precision. The «Quantum of Solace» watch is perfectly designed for diving: it is water resistant to a depth of 600 metres (2000 feet) and has both a helium escape valve and a unidirectional rotating bezel.

A watch with its own personality

The Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean 600m «Quantum of Solace» also has some unique details distinguishing it from other Bond watches which give it a personality all of its own: it has a black dial whose textured surface is reminiscent of the grip of Bond’s trademark Walther PPK.

The «Quantum of Solace» Limited Edition features white Super-LumiNova on its indexes and hands; the words «Quantum of Solace» are discreetly laser-engraved on the inside of its sapphire crystal. The Omega name and logo and the Arabic numerals are applied on the dial. The blood red tip of the seconds hand and the Seamaster logo present a stark contrast to the black dial. The watch being released in a limited edition of 5,007 pieces.

Undeniably James Bond

This is undeniably a James Bond watch: a 007 logo is engraved on the buckle of the stainless steel bracelet. Another 007 logo appears on the caseback which also features the engraved words «Planet Ocean Limited Edition» whose black chromium treatment recalls the colour of the black dial. On the caseback is the limited edition number (0000/5007).

The Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean 600m «Quantum of Solace» Limited Edition, 45.5mm is delivered in an elegant black presentation box whose texture reflects the watch’s dial. The inside of the presentation box proudly announces its lineage with the words, «Quantum of Solace».

James Bond’s new watch in «Quantum of Solace»

«I’m motivated by my duty.»

When Daniel Craig reprises his role as James Bond in «Quantum of Solace», he will be wearing an Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean 600m Co-Axial Chronometer with a black dial. Bond fans and Omega enthusiasts will know that 007 has been wearing Seamasters featuring blue dials since 1995 so the black watch face on the Seamaster Planet Ocean in «Quantum of Solace» marks a departure for James Bond.

The Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean 600m Co-Axial Chronometer with a black dial.

James Bond’s choice

For «Quantum of Solace», Bond’s choice is the steel on steel Seamaster Planet Ocean 600m Co-Axial Chronometer, whose design features can be traced directly back to the classic Seamasters of the 1950s. Inside the case it’s a different story: the watch is driven by the Omega Co-Axial calibre 2500 whose revolutionary Co-Axial Escapement and free sprung balance deliver long-term stability and precision and dramatically reduce the need for servicing. The hands and indexes have been treated with SuperLumiNova and are legible in all lights and conditions and offer a stark contrast to the matte black surface of the dial. Even the sweep of the luminous orange-tipped seconds hand can easily be read in the dark. There are Arabic numerals at 12, 6, and 9 o’clock with a date window is located at the 3 o’clock position on the dial.

A professional divers’ watch

A professional divers’ watch, the Seamaster Planet Ocean 600m Co-Axial Chronometer is equipped with a helium escape valve and a unidirectional rotating bezel. The stainless steel bracelet features a diver’s clasp which allows its length to be extended to fit around a wetsuit. As its name suggests, the Planet Ocean 600m is water resistant to a depth of 600 metres (2000 feet).

A proud member of the Seamaster family

The Seahorse medallion featured on the COSC-certified chronometer’s screw-in case back makes a strong visual statement about its association with the sea and its proud membership in the Omega Seamaster family.

 

 

 

2012 – Skyfall

Omega released a limited-edition Planet Ocean just in time for 2012′s Skyfall. It is water-resistant to 600 meters and features a helium outlet valve and a unidirectional rotating ceramic bezel.
The 007 logo sits atop the dial at the 7 o’clock position and on the stainless steel clasp. This Bond watch is powered by Caliber 8507 with a co-axial escapement, silicon spirals and a certified chronometer.
A sapphire glass caseback offers a view of both the movement and the rotor, which features a “Skyfall 007” engraving.

Omega Seamaster - Skyfall James Bond 007 - 2012

2015 – Spectre

For the latest installment of James Bond, 2015’s Spectre, Omega decided to have 2 watches. The first one is a limited edition released prior to the launch of the movie. It is based on the
Omega Seamaster AquaTerra 150m and it features the new antimagnetic movement and a specific dial and set of hands.
The Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra 150m Master Co-Axial Limited Edition James Bond 007 Spectre won’t appear in the movie, as we know know that the secret agent will wear something even cooler.

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For Spectre, James Bond somehow goes back to its roots. A few month ago, we spotted Daniel Craig wearing an Omega Seamaster 300 Master Co-Axial on a black and grey NATO strap – and as
it was during shootings of the latest James Bond 007 movie, there was no doubt to have: the official Spectre watch had to be a SM300. So we have a proper diver watch, with vintage-inspired style
and a NATO strap – kind of reminiscent of the early Submariners worn in the first movies. It is detailed here.

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OMEGA LIFETIME MAGAZINE ISSUE 15 2015  "THE SPECTRE EDITION".  
*DANIEL CRAIG BOND AND BEYOND,
*Q LAB DELIGHTS, 20 YEARS OF BOND WATCHES.
*NAOMIE HARRIS MEET MISS MONEPENNY.
*THE UNNATTAINABLE. ASTON MARTIN DB10

 

OMEGA LIFETIME ISSUE 15 2015  "THE SPECTRE EDITION".  
*DANIEL CRAIG BOND AND BEYOND,
*Q LAB DELIGHTS, 20 YEARS OF BOND WATCHES.
*NAOMIE HARRIS MEET MISS MONEPENNY.
*THE UNNATTAINABLE. ASTON MARTIN DB10

In the Footsteps of Bond, A travel guild to the Sensations of Mexico City, London, Rome, The Austrian Alps & Morocco

160 pages including a In The Footsteps Of James Bond 28 pages A5

For this issue, we are able to follow in the footsteps of James Bond in SPECTRE, travelling around the world to the same locations featured in the film, and getting a flavour of the tastes, sights and hotels in each place.

In the Footsteps of Bond, A travel guild to the Sensations of Mexico City, London, Rome, The Austrian Alps & Morocco

 

The Omega Spectre Edition

This new issue, called the Spectre Edition, is all about the latest 007 film, with a focus on our collaboration with James Bond. Among other things, you will also enjoy a presentation of the watches worn in this movie as well as many stories from behind the scenes.

This edition of Lifetime, Omega’s exclusive lifestyle magazine, uncovers the world of James Bond, with a focus on the franchise’s latest film, as well as the character’s 20 year history with Omega. In his letter to Lifetime readers at the beginning of the magazine, Omega President Stephen Urquhart shares his own thoughts, describing the common thread between the spy and the watch he wears, “He has evolved before our eyes, learning from the past, and exceeding where others have failed. As the world throws more challenges his way, he is increasingly self-assured, carrying his style both effortlessly and confidently.”

More secrets revealed
One article slips into the shadows of the real MI6 for an intriguing insight into how the London spy agency has grown. There is also a more light-hearted dip into James Bond’s drinking habits, while readers can also discover the full 20 year timeline of the Omega watches worn by 007.
Daniel Craig, the film’s leading man, has shared his own time, exclusively answering questions about his role, as well as his passion for watches. Each issue of Omega Lifetime features an insert section dedicated to one theme. For this issue, we are able to follow in the footsteps of James Bond in SPECTRE, travelling around the world to the same locations featured in the film, and getting a flavour of the tastes, sights and hotels in each place.

Car, Tuxedo, Seamaster
It’s now well documented that Omega is firmly attached to the James Bond adventures. As the watch of choice, The Seamaster was originally chosen in 1995 for *Goldeneye* for its reputation as a robust divers’ watch with naval pedigree and worldly style. Certainly, as the franchise has evolved, the watch has moved with it. With the new watch revealed in this issue, readers will discover a fresh approach that injects a dark new edge of attitude.

Friends and Family
The most recent Bond films have revealed 007’s complex network of family and relationships. One of his closest allies, Miss Moneypenny, played a big role in *Skyfall*, and as she returns again, this issue looks closely at the actress who plays her – Naomie Harris. Of course, as we pay homage to Bond’s past, the magazine will also reflect the many exciting partnerships and events of Omega. As always, we remember the special moments that have shaped our year so far, and celebrate the people who help make our brand what it is today.

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