No Time to Dial…Bond fans will love Omega’s new offering
Watch enthusiasts around the world have been waiting with bated breath for a glimpse of the new timepiece set to be worn by 007 in the new movie.
Daniel Craig, who stars for his last time as Britain’s favourite secret agent, appears in the new James Bond film, No Time to Die.
But the movie has been postponed due to fears over the Coronavirus.
The blue-eyed actor appeared on Saturday Night Live in a fairly casual outfit but he did have one standout accessory that hasn’t been seen before – the new Omega Seamaster Diver 300M James Bond Edition.
Created especially for the 25th spy film, it was the same watch that Craig wore in the film.
The retro-looking super lightweight Titanium watch, costing around £7,400, has been created using a high-tech in-house movement. The 42mm timepiece features a brown tropical aluminium bezel ring and dial.
The 007-edition watch is powered by Omega’s co-axial master chronometer 8806, which inevitably, has magnetic resistance – a must for any secret agent.
A ever-so slightly slimmer version of the standard diver 300m models, we love the intricate mesh bracelet with adjustable clasp but there is also a ‘nato strap’ version of the watch available for around £6,500.
Daniel Craig even had a hand in the design of the watch, being a huge fan of the Omega brand himself.
The watch’s caseback is engraved with a series of numbers followed by genuine military watches. 0552 is a naval code-number, 923 7697 denotes a diver’s watch, and the letter “A” signifies a screw-in crown.
The number 7 on the date disc is in the 007 font, and a secret number 50 is hidden in the luminescent material of the 10 o’clock hour-marker – a nice reference to the 50th anniversary of ‘On Her Majesty’s Secret Service’.
The new watch is completed by a NAIAD LOCK sapphire crystal caseback, which keeps all of the engravings in correct alignment. On the inner side, you can see the Bond family coat-of-arms.
Originally it was planned to release No Time to Die in April but it will now be shown on big screens in November.
No Time To Die is the first major film to change its release schedule because of fears about coronavirus, and may set a pattern which other production and distribution companies will follow.
Despite the delayed release of the film, the latest Bond watch is already available for purchase.
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