Omega and the James Bond franchise have been companions in fashion since 1995, with the watchmaker supplying Seamasters for the world’s most well-known spy in an array of variations and problems (often even together with lasers). For the ninth movie on this partnership, the upcoming “No Time To Die,” Omega has created a singular and ruggedly good-looking new Seamaster 007 Version: the reference 18.104.22.168.01.001.
Like a lot of the watches which have graced Bond’s wrist within the 57 years of 007 movies from large crown Submariners to quartz Seiko chronographs, the most recent Seamaster 007 Version is a mirrored image of the present horological zeitgeist. Constructing on the bottom design of the present Seamaster Skilled, the 007 Version provides a beneficiant serving to of fauxtina heat.
Each the aluminum bezel and dial function a tropical aged therapy, going from the usual black to a really darkish matte brown whereas the dial textual content and lume fills have been rendered in a deep outdated radium khaki. Redd accents on the Seamaster signature and the seconds hand add a punch of distinction, however maybe essentially the most fascinating addition to the abnormal Seamaster Skilled dial sits proper above the six o’clock hour index. The printed broad arrow emblem, historically reserved for tools issued to the British navy, might change into some extent of competition on this watch. Whereas classic “broad arrow” navy watches are an enormous hit with collectors in the present day, having the logo seem on a timepiece by no means affiliated with the Royal Military, RAF, Royal Navy or Royal Marines (aside from fictional Royal Navy Commander James Bond) smacks a little bit of posing at finest and stolen valor at worst.
The 42 millimeter case of the Seamaster 007 Version makes use of the identical type because the Seamaster Professional with a number of minor tweaks. The sapphire crystal has been domed right here, including a classic aptitude and barely decreasing the general thickness. The most important information, nonetheless, is the usage of Grade 2 titanium for a lighter, extra sturdy case total. Round again, the Seamaster 007 Version eschews a show window in favor of a navy subject styled serial caseback engraving. Along with one other broad arrow mark, the engraving numbers function a number of sly references to the Bond collection together with the numbers 007/62, recalling the unique 1962 launch of the primary Bond movie, “Dr. No.” This classic styled piece is obtainable on a Grade 2 titanium Milanese mesh bracelet for added old fashioned aptitude, or a Bond sample black and grey NATO strap.
The Seamaster 007 Version is powered by the identical Co-Axial Grasp Chronometer 8806 computerized motion as the present Seamaster Skilled, Seamaster 300, Railmaster, and Seamaster 1948. Past Omega’s revolutionary co-axial escapement and 15,000 gauss magnetic resistance, the caliber 8806 provides 55 hours of energy reserve.
Whereas the Seamaster 007 Version will get its personal star flip when “No Time To Die” hits theaters in April 2020, the watch is ready for a worldwide launch at Omega licensed sellers in February for $8,100 on the NATO strap or $9,100 with the Milanese bracelet. For extra info, please go to the Omega website.