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Omega Seamaster 300 ‘Spectre’ Limited Edition Watch For James Bond Spectre Movie

Omega Seamaster 300 'Spectre' Limited Edition Watch For James Bond Spectre Movie Watch Releases

Since the 1995 “GoldenEye” movie, the Omega Seamaster has been James Bond’s watch. Now, with the latest James Bond Spectre movie just around the corner – with a late October premier date – there’s bound to be a new Omega watch to go with it: Enter the Omega Seamaster 300 “Spectre” Limited Edition. Available in a numbered series of 7,007 pieces, this release marks the first tim an Omega Bond watch is made available at the same time as the debut of the movie, so let’s see the finer details of this well-timed limited edition.

Omega Seamaster 300 'Spectre' Limited Edition Watch For James Bond Spectre Movie Watch Releases

The Omega Seamaster 300 made its debut at BaselWorld 2014, and we (of course) went hands-on with it at the time – read more about it here. This new, historically-themed, yet ultra-modern dive watch collection meant a direct visual emulation of the classic Omega Seamaster 300 watch from the 1950s. However, beyond the historical charm of it all, the Omega Seamaster 300 was and indeed still is among the very first watches from Omega to bear the Master Co-Axial designation, meaning that its in-house Omega Caliber 8400 movement is anti-magnetic up to 15,000 Gauss, thanks to the exclusive use of anti-magnetic materials in the escapement.

Omega Seamaster 300 'Spectre' Limited Edition Watch For James Bond Spectre Movie Watch Releases

Omega Seamaster 300 'Spectre' Limited Edition Watch For James Bond Spectre Movie Watch Releases

This in addition to the rugged looks and dive watch credentials of the Omega Seamaster 300 rendered it the perfect match for James Bond. Of course, there have been a few notable aesthetic changes that are new for the Omega Seamaster 300 “Spectre” Limited Edition when compared to the original collection from last year. The dial remains much the same, however, the 12 o’clock Arabic numeral index has been replaced with a larger Omega Seamaster logo – it is not unlikely to make it easier to spot when shown in action on the screen.

While the broad arrow hour hand and amply-lumed minute hand remains, new is the “lollipop” seconds hand that ends in a circle and not in an arrow as seen on the original version. The black polished ceramic bezel now rotates bi-directionally, and its LiquidMetal indices run from 0 to 11 – “so that time can be kept with any country in the world” – replacing the traditional uni-directional diving bezel seen in the main collection.

Omega Seamaster 300 'Spectre' Limited Edition Watch For James Bond Spectre Movie Watch Releases

Omega Seamaster 300 'Spectre' Limited Edition Watch For James Bond Spectre Movie Watch Releases

The most notable change, though, will be the 5-stripe black and grey Omega NATO strap, with the 007 gun logo and the Omega logo engraved on the hardware. Each Omega Seamaster 300 “Spectre” Limited Edition watch will have its own unique serial number, again, out of 7,007, engraved on the back along with the James Bond Spectre film logo, celebrating the latest on-screen adventure. Price for the Omega Seamaster 300 “Spectre” Limited Edition is 6,300 Swiss Francs. omegawatches.com

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  • iamcalledryan

    Gorgeous – and really pleased not to see any garish movie logos plastering the dial!

  • workahol

    Been a while since I’ve seen a 12-hour bezel on a non-military piece.

    It’s a nice watch, but putting a zero instead of a twelve on the bezel kills it for me. Oh well, I’m not the target customer anyway!

  • benjameshodges

    Why would James Bond have 007 inscribed on his watch? And I’m ok with a faux patina look if instead of referencing the aged lume from vintage models, they are just using gold dust as a stylistic choice, ala Jaeger’s central seconds Reverso. All seems ok but lollipop second hand is a nope. Also, does the Aqua Terra with the 15,0007 dial not count as a Spectre tie-in?

    • Steven Webb

      I agree that the lollipop is interesting. In regards to the Aqua Terra, it was announced in anticipation of the movie and features the Bond Coat of Arms, with no direct “Spectre” tie. This year also happens to be Omega’s 20 yr anniversary with the franchise so perhaps this was their answer.

  • vmarks

    Is no one else bothered by the NATO strap being the gray-black stripe when the original strap in Goldfinger was black, red, and olive green?

    http://rolexblog.blogspot.com/2009/07/real-james-bond-watchstrap-comes-to.html

    • Daniel

      No, I was more bothered by the NATO not being attached to a Sub.

    • Harrison

      They should have produce straps like that.

  • vmarks

    I do like the 12 hour bezel. That’s very useful as a second time zone.

  • BIG CHRONO

    The GMT bezel can still be used for elapsed time by mentally multiplying each numeral by 5. Example: the #3×5=15/minutes, & so forth.

    • Chaz

      Too…much…work

      • BIG CHRONO

        Spending this hefty amount is too much work.

  • JJ

    The lollipop second hand is a nice nod to Omega’s glorious history. But the oversized omega logo ruins it for me. For keeping authenticity, The NATO should have been all-admiralty grey and not striped.

  • Jack_C85048

    Nice sub – er Omega you got there Mr Bond. 🙂

  • Raymond Wilkie

    Wow what a super boring watch with a horrendous strap but at least it tells the time. I don’t get “themed” watches, at all. I also hate that mottled black face. ……….moving on……..

  • FXD

    It’s important to note that with the changes to the regular 300m Co-Axial that were mentioned in the article, this is the same watch that Daniel Craig wears in Spectre (with the obvious additions of 007 and Spectre logos on the strap and caseback for the retail version). The 12 hour bezel plays a part in the film. So this one is for the movie buffs and Bond tragics.

    It’s the first time an Omega Bond limited edition has been ‘screen accurate’. Normally the watches used in the films have been normal production models and the LEs adorned with all kinds of horrible 007 logos and motifs. I think it’s great to see that the one DC wears in the film differs from the production model, and the LE represents what is worn in the movie.

  • MD

    Enjoy the new bezel numbering and seconds hand. I agree that not placing “007” on it is good. I really like this watch. If I were not so drawn to applied indexes as opposed to printed ones I might pick one up.

    • Steven Webb

      To my knowledge these vintage inspired dials have recessed hour markers meaning the black dial is “carved” and a second layer lies beneath giving the inverse of applied marks if anything. I believe brands like Panerai use this method?

      • MD

        I believe you are 100% accurate. The cutouts are nice; however, I’m drawn to applied markers for the depth they provide. I almost bought the Tudor Ranger but the painted numbers weren’t doing it for me. Seemed flat and o early plain. I will say though that after looking over the Seamaster again those cutouts are nice. Thanks for pointing it out.

  • LapYoda

    I think it looks very nice. Doesn’t really sing to me as much as the Speedmaster collection or the Planet Ocean, and it seems to me that it’s way too expensive considering they dropped the bracelet for a NATO, but I still like the styling and the new bezel.

  • WolverBilly

    Awesome! They managed to take a dive watch and make it completely useless as a dive watch. I’ve never liked Omegas aesthetically, and that is of course in the eye of the beholder anyway. But they are the most shameless company in watchdom when it comes to doing anything to sell their stuff. They even put on the most overrated watch band in modern times-the NATO, and charge over 6000 US dollars for this monstrosity. The whole Bond connection is a perfect example that they think they can buy their way into anything. One thing for certain: your watch does tell you a lot about the wearer. What does a Bond Omega say about the owner?

    • It says I (Jimmy Bond) may fall into the water but I don’t scuba dive with this watch. And even without a GMT hand, I can track time in 2 time zones (provided I can remember if it’s day or night over there) and the evil genius’ death machine’s magnetic field won’t effect my watch.
      BTW – the most shameless company for selling their stuff is You-Blow and with JCB’s influence, TAG is now vying for the #1 spot. I’d rather have a James Bond watch than a DJ’s watch.

      • Wolverbilly

        Points very well taken. I think I blocked Hublot out of my mind for some reason. Although, I think I saw one once that was not too over the top, but I don’t think they make it anymore. With Smart Watches popping up everywhere, will we see even more aggressive marketing by these brands? I don’t think they’re really in any real trouble but Hu-Knows?

    • Emre

      That watch has a hell of a movement, and the 12 hour bezel is a lot more useful than a dive bezel that you will never use.

      • Wolverbilly

        Funny, I use my bezel for diving all the time. It’s why I wear a dive watch, you see. Much easier to read than the computer, and more reliable, too. It’s also great for timing things away from the water. And you’re right about the hell of a movement. No more accurate or durable, but a genuine bear to service.

        • Emre

          If you want the best accuracy and lowest service needs, I recommend a Quartz diver for you.

          • WolverBilly

            Quartz divers need service just as much as mechanicals, for you have to change the seals just as often and there’s that whole “battery” thing. You really don’t have a clue about this stuff, do you?

          • Emre

            Don’t get upset Billy.

            A mechanical watch usually needs servicing about every five years, which will cost around $500 depending on the brand and the model. (In an Omega model like this one, the servicing intervals are about 7-8 years thanks to the co-axial movement). Again depending on the brand and the model, this service might take anywhere from a few weeks to a couple of months. For water resistance, you will also have to have your mechanical watch checked once a year, which should take about a week depending on how busy the watch service is.

            Depending on the model, a battery powered quartz watch’s battery should last about 3-4 years, at which point changing the battery will take less than a day or two days the most. Same thing goes for the annual water resistance resting / seal replacement. The cost for battery replacement and seals should be about $50 (a rough estimate). You can also avoid battery costs by opting for a solar powered dive watch.

            I’m going to let you do the math.

          • Wolverbilly

            Thanks for all this advice about Quartz dive watches, which has nothing to do with the bezel situation on this latest Omega marketing effort. But, in the interest of addressing your efforts to help steer me in the right direction, I shall relate my experience with the electric timepiece. Over the last 20 years I’ve purchased a total of four quartz “upscale” dive watches for my wife, which required battery and seal replacements every couple of years before they basically became unserviceable for a variety of reasons (it was cheaper to just replace them). The fourth one is still going, and its last service cost me $160. Over that same period I owned a single mechanical dive watch which has now completed 30 years of service as my everyday watch and diving bottom timer before finally being retired. It is now worth ten times what I paid for it, and including servicing a few times over the years and a new bracelet last year I’m still about 2K in the black. You do the math. The watch? 1978 Tudor Submariner.

            This of course has nothing to do with the fact that a dive watch should have the proper bezel on it, but for some reason you wanted to give me advice as to what I should buy. I hate quartz watches. I hate their tick-tick step motion, as if that’s how time actually passes. I hate that they require a tiny little toxic pill to run, which can fail without notice. I’d even take this hideous Bond toy over a quartz watch, although I’d put tape on the bastard and mark the bezel properly so it is actually useful. Oh, and I’d dump the NATO. The current popularity of these silly bands (ideal for dropping your watch on a tile floor when trying to put it on) makes me laugh, and I think every one should come with a bow tie and straw hat as standard equipment.

          • Emre

            I don’t like quartz either. The point I wanted to make is that I don’t think judging mechanical watches for their accuracy and their price in this day and age makes much sense. Before the whole quartz thing came along, as mechanical watches were a necessity, price/perfomance discussions were more relevant. Nowadays almost all mechanical watches are overpriced, because they have become more of a hobby/luxury product than a tool to make life easier.

            So when you say that this mechanical movement is not more accurate than the next one, my point is that none of them are considered accurate with the technology that we now have.

            I personally like technologically advanced mechanical movements. Contemporary Omega watches are top notch in that sense, and make very good daily companions I think. I don’t own Omega by the way, so I’m not defending my own watch or anything. I do not think you should look at this as a dive watch anyways. Obviously with that bezel, it is not a diver anymore which is not a problem. They already have a diver bezel version. For someone like me who does not dive but likes the sturdiness of a dive watch, this is a very good option. I am actually in need of a second time zone function on a daily basis so this setup would work very well for me.

            Regarding the whole Bond thing, I really can’t care less. I just like the watch because of the watch. If it had any Bond stuff on the dial or anything, I wouldn’t buy it in a thousand years.

          • Wolverbilly

            Excellent points. The one thing I’ve always wondered, though, is how much studier dive watches really are. The crown case and crystal are engineered to withstand pressure and are built heavier to this end. They are fantastic at doing what they’re designed to do, with countless pressure cycling and fighting off corrosion. But that all-important but pesky bezel can be knocked loose, whereas a watch with a fixed bezel might emerged unscathed. Likewise, some watches (like the Rolex Explorers) have better shock absorption for the movement compared with their dive watches. This is one reason I wonder about buying a dive watch solely for toughness-there might be a better choice for a non-aquatic lifestyle.

          • Emre

            True. I like the Explorers quite a bit. But with so many people wearing Rolexes for all the wrong reasons, I don’t know if I will be comfortable wearing one. Another watch I really like for the same purpose is the JLC Geophysic.

          • Fooman

            How is this watch bad billy? its not a dive watch and not marketed as one. Its marketed as a clunky sport/dress watch with a GMT bezel and not for diving. Not all seamasters are dive watches, in fact looking at Omega’s website there are more non dive seamasters then diveing seamasters.

        • Bay

          Congratulations! You make it into the 2% of people that actually use their dive watches for diving. And seem to be just as easy to offend as most minorities 😉

          This timepiece is not and never has been intended to be a professional diver’s piece [per Omega’s standards] — the lack of a helium escape valve eliminates it from being so. Therefore, it hardly seems like blasphemy to turn this into a feature that is much more useful to most people than a diver’s scale.
          What is actually a very fun association (probably not to you, as I’m not sure fun is your color) is that this feature will be utilized in the movie — cool in my books, and I can guarantee there’s at least 7,007 other people that will agree.

          Also, as the article fails to address, this piece will also come with a brushed stainless steel bracelet, cause NATO straps are a trend but, if properly cared for, this watch will last for at least the next 50 years and then some.

          • Wolverbilly

            Helium escape valves are only for saturation diving-a small percentage of those that dive for a living (and Omega’s manual design is a joke). It never ceases to amuse me how watch forum types claim that a tiny percentage of dive watch owners dive. I’m convinced that that’s true for the people that inhabit watch forums, but out in the wide world where people do all kinds of diving in places all over the world in lakes, oceans, ponds, etc. in all kinds of professions things are very different. To you I guess a dive watch is a wardrobe choice, and it’s no surprise a Bond watch would fit into your lifestyle as well. I just see things very, very differently. This Seamaster was based on a dive watch-now its a toy, a prop piece of product placement used by an imaginary character in an imaginary story. You should buy two, to make sure such product placement is successful so soon that’s all we’ll have in movies.

          • Fooman

            You do not need a He valve for diving… Only really deep saturation diving that I would be surprised that more then 1000 people in the world actually do. With this arguement then no one should by a Planet Ocean or a Submariner as the He valve is at this point an affectation. If you do do deep sat He diving, your going to be backed up by a computer on you, as well as multiple surface back ups.

            That being said not all Seamasters are dive watches, while this is based on a dive watch and I would assume retains the 300m water resistance, you would most likely not dive this watch even though you could, and without the dive bezel there would be pretty much no point too. That being said if it retains the 300m rating it is deep enough for 99% of the professional divers in the world.

            I do daily wear a Planet Ocean Chrono, and Sieko Diver, I have dove with them (basically to say that I have in the PO’s case) but I like the look of them. Complaining about Dive watches and deskdivers is just stupid, most watches are either a tool watch at their core, or based on tool watches. So no Speedmaster or Daytona if you are not a rally car co-pilot, astronaut or pilot then? Sorry you don’t travel or deal with people in another timezone so no GMT for you.

            I do like this watch, it is a nice subtle way to sneak in GMT on a Seamaster 300m. You get that nice retro design, with a useful GMT bezel, without messing up the clean face with a subdial, or adding an obtrusive 4th hand. Sign me up!

          • Wolverbilly

            Speaking of stupid, here’s the whole point of why a dive watch is a true specialty design for diving and diving alone. You can time laps on any watch with a second hand. You can climb mountains, explore caves, fly airplanes, even keep track of other time zone with any watch (provided you have basic mathematical skills) with any watch. But to use a watch as a bottom timer you need a watch designed to sustain lengthy submersions, over and over again, and the pressure associated with it. You need a bezel as it’s the simplest way to set, reset and tell bottom time at a glance and can be easily operated while wearing heavy gloves underwater. I love this comparison to other “tool” watches, as it shows a profound lack of understanding of what a dive watch actually is and why wearing one when you don’t dive is akin to wearing a mining helmet while you toil away on somebody’s tax return. By the way, Submariners don’t have He valves.

          • Fooman

            Not sure if we are agreeing or arguing lol… But if I follow your logic you only wear your divewatch when diving? Lets assume that you only wear a toolwatch for when you are doing the job the watch was designed for. Well then there is a problem, both the Sea-dweller and PO’s have date complications on them… what is the point of that? A date is pretty much worthless for deep sat diving, although a 24 hour hand is more useful and would be needed for the date function on a deep sat tool watch.

            Under your reasoning then no one should own a Daytona or Speedmaster, and James Bond is a loser who is always wearing the wrong watch, how dare he use a tool watch when he should be wearing a dress watch!

            As for the modern use of Dive Watches currently in diving…. I’ve been certified Rescue Diver ( yeah I know not a DM but I completed DM and passed on it as I do not want the liability) for over 12 years and have over 600 dives at this time. The use of dive watches today is pretty much nill. I am not sure if NAUI teachers a watch at this point. Sure it is in the Padi curriculum with dive tables for the time being, but even Padi is moving to 100% computer diving and uses the tables/watch method as a way to teach nitrogen load. Yes a dive watch is a nice back up if the computer fails, but do you even carry a copy of the tables with you when you dive? Lest be honest pretty much no one does so that watch back up is worthless in the event of dive comp failure if you want to continue your dive day with multiple dives after the comp failure.

            So here is where a dive watch makes sense in diving. Your doing at least 3 dives in a day, your computer dies on dive 2, you actually logged your first dive assuming that you would not just go back to the computer later that day for logging like everyone does, and your carrying charts with you. Even then I am pretty sure most Dive Masters on a Boat would not let you back in unless they knew you.

            Any other situation, and all single dive days, your computer breaks, and assuming you can still see your airpressure (depends on your setup), you either abort or use your buddies computer for nitrogen loading.

    • hoyt

      12 men walked on the MOON wearing OMEGA (the only watch that passed ALL NASA TESTS!)

  • Charley
  • Waikato7

    I don’t, it seems, take life as seriously as some. Cool looking watch, I like the strap and being an Omega the build quality will be stellar. Price is steep. But overall I like it.

  • Borys Bozzor Pawliw

    Here is a suggestion for someone in product engineering. How about a large, stylish manual lockout switch on the watch which makes the bezel bidirectional on one setting, but unidirectional on another?

    (puts on running shoes and goes to patent attorney…)

    • MEddie90

      Alternately ideas like Sinn’s captive safety bezel pretty much eliminate the need for unidirectional bezels altogether. I’d love to see more watches incorporate a way of locking the bezel. It improves dive safety (a vital feature for those of us wearing luxury dive watches in offices all day) and eliminates the frustration of accidentally overshooting the mark with a unidirectional and having to do another full rotation.

      • Dutch

        you mean like the Ploprof from Omega?

  • michael mescher

    Lovin it!!! Typical no non sense cut the bs Bond watch reminiscence of the early Sean Connery Bond Rolexes.To sum it up the quintessential Bond tool watch.Like that black and gray combo on the Nato strap

  • michael mescher

    Really some of you guys.If you compare a Rolex or Blancpain of the same caliber and genre this timepiece is a bargain.Plus your getting a superior in my opinion co-axial movement.Think your touching a Sub-mariner for that price think again!

  • imranbecks

    I have the best of both worlds… Casino Royale Omega SMP with the Spectre Omega Nato strap 🙂

  • Bay

    Couple things on this article:

    To the best of my knowledge, this piece will also come with a //fully brushed// stainless steel bracelet with the 007 logo on the clasp, as well as the NATO :3
    AND I’ve heard this piece will be used as a ‘gadget’ of sorts in the movie, but I won’t spoil it by saying how!

    Also, in addition to the escapement components the pivots and staffs of the movement made of the antimagnetic alloy, nivagauss, and I believe some other components as well that I can’t remember.

    Pretty awesome all in all. I’m a sucker for a lollipop seconds hand. 😉
    Can’t wait to see it in person.!

  • Bay

    I feel I should state again as the article leaves it out–

    This piece comes with a FULLY BRUSHED stainless steel bracelet, as well as the NATO 🙂

    • Emre

      fully brushed would be the icing on the cake

  • David

    Amazing watch love the grey on grey nato

  • Harrison

    Still prefer my Sub. 5517 homage with Bond look NATO~

  • hoyt

    Just traded my 1967 Seamaster 300 (mint)paid $190 USD while in the Navy. for a 007 SPECTRE (never worn) SWEET DEAL! Both watches value at $10,000- 15,000 .
    I’m very happy with the deal,