With Daniel Craig currently filming everywhere from Mexico to Rome for his fourth reprisal as James Bond in Spectre, audiences have become accustomed to the actor’s idiosyncrasies — at least when it comes to his material goods. The car will be Aston Martin; the impeccably tailored suiting, Tom Ford; the timepiece on his wrist: Omega.
Omega has been the crown jewel of the Swiss Swatch Group brand since 1995’s Golden Eye with Pierce Brosnan, in which 007 wore the Seamaster 300M. For Craig’s entrée into Bond with 2006’s Casino Royale and, two years later, in Quantum of Solace, he wore a Seamaster Planet Ocean. In Skyfall, the Seamaster Aqua Terra appeared on Bond’s wrist.
In Spectre, which premieres in November and marks the 24th Bond film, Omega has outfitted Bond with its limited edition Seamaster Aqua Terra 150M Master Co-Axial.
Inspired by the Bond family coat of arms, the symbol has been beautifully integrated to create a dramatic but subtle pattern on the blue dial — which matches that of the watch Craig wore in Skyfall — as well as on the top of the yellow central seconds hand. Also yellow is the minute ring, “Seamaster” in script, and the magnetic resistance “>15,007 Gauss” on the dial.
Although we expect Bond to wear both an Aqua Terra and perhaps even a Seamaster 300 in Spectre, this new piece, which features the new Co-Axial 8507 calibre, falls into the brand’s chronometer family. Encased in a terrific 41.5mm dial with stainless steel bracelet, the watch most prominently features the oscillating weight of the movement — its rotor is cut and shaped to resemble a gun barrel — visible through the sapphire crystal case back.
Omega has priced this collector’s piece at $7,350 and will produce 15,007 units — the amount, a clear nod to Bond’s famous license to kill number. But don’t be surprised if they all sell out: Unlike other famous brand ambassadors, consumers do reportedly walk into Omega boutiques asking for the “James Bond watch.”