OMEGA release a new
watch inspired by Commander Bond
The Seamaster Diver
300M "Commander’s Watch" Limited Edition
Inspired by Bond’s
rank and regalia, OMEGA has created the "Commander’s Watch". The
timepiece salutes the ensign colours of the British Royal Navy, with
touches of white, blue and red found throughout the watch, creating a
suave and stately look.
At an event held on 5
July 2017 at London’s Tate Britain gallery, Swiss watchmaker OMEGA
unveiled a new timepiece that celebrates the rank and regalia of James
Bond. Known as the Seamaster Diver 300M “Commander’s Watch” Limited
Edition, OMEGA President and CEO Raynald Aeschlimann revealed the
watch alongside Bond film producer Michael G. Wilson and Samantha Bond
(Moneypenny in the Pierce Brosnan James Bond films 1995-2002).
2017 marks three noteworthy anniversaries for Albert R. Broccoli’s EON
Productions and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios’ (MGM) Bond franchise
including: the 50th anniversary of You Only Live Twice; the
40th anniversary of The Spy Who Loved Me; and the 20th
anniversary of Tomorrow Never Dies. In each of these films,
James Bond can be seen wearing his official military uniform.
To celebrate these anniversaries, OMEGA have created a unique watch
design inspired by the red, white and blue colours of the Royal Navy
as well as the Commander’s insignia itself. Presented on a NATO strap
with an additional metal bracelet, the stainless steel version is
limited to 7,007 pieces and the 18K yellow gold version to just seven
OMEGA has been the choice of James Bond since 1995, when the spy first
wore a Seamaster watch in the film GoldenEye. Since then, the
character and OMEGA have shared every on-screen adventure together. A
Seamaster Diver 300M “Commander’s Watch” Limited Edition will be on
display at Bond In Motion in London alongside Commander Bond’s
costume from Tomorrow Never Dies.
THE DIAL DESIGN
The dial of the watch is polished white ceramic and includes 12 blue
indexes, the word "Seamaster" written in red and blue skeleton hands.
Unique features include the 007 gun logo counterweight on the central
seconds hand and the number 7 in the date window which is coloured red,
while all other numbers are blue.
On the wave-edged caseback, the stripes of the Commander’s naval insignia
are featured on the rotor of the new OMEGA Calibre 2507. There is also a
central 9mm "bullet" design which adds to the 007 touch. The stainless
steel model is limited to just 7,007 pieces.
THE PRESENTATION BOX
The Commander’s Watch comes with a 3-year warranty and is presented in a
special box that has been inspired by a real medal case. The box also
contains a stainless steel bracelet, a changing tool and a "naval pin"
that mirrors the design of the NATO strap.
COMMANDER BOND AND THE
BRITISH ROYAL NAVY
OMEGA watches were once issued to military divers around the world. In
fact, the brand delivered more than 110,000 watches to Great Britain’s MoD
in World War II. It is entirely plausible that Commander James Bond would
have been issued with an OMEGA watch.
Bond, CMG, RNVR
ABOVE: (L-R) Sean
Connery as Commander James Bond in You Only Live Twice
(1967), Roger Moore as Commander James Bond in The Spy Who
Loved Me (1977), and Pierce Brosnan as Commander James Bond in
Tomorrow Never Dies (1997).
A second model, made from 18K yellow gold, is also available in
just 7 limited pieces. Its diving scale is crafted from Ceragold™
and the watch also includes an 18K yellow gold central seconds
Cased in 18K
yellow gold with a polished white ceramic dial, this "Commander's
Watch" features facetted blued skeleton hour-minute hands and an
18K yellow gold seconds hand with a “007” gun logo counterweight.
The blue ceramic bezel ring includes a Ceragold™ diving scale and
red rubber covering the first 15 minutes.
The wave-pattern screw-in caseback is engraved with "Commander’s
Watch", and the limited edition number. The see-through caseback
reveals a Commander's insignia rotor which includes a central 9mm
bullet as well as the 007 and OMEGA logos and the calibre number.
It is presented on a 5-stripe blue, red & grey polyamide Nato
Strap with an 18K yellow gold buckle and strap holder. An
additional 18K yellow gold bracelet is included with 007 engraved
on the foldover clasp. The watch is powered by the exclusive OMEGA
This Commander's watch model is limited to 007 pieces.