February 2, 2015
by Ariel Adams
In anticipation of the new James Bond 007 movie, Spectre, out later this year, Omega, the official watch of James Bond, has debuted a new James Bond-themed timepiece with the limited edition Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra > 15,007 Gauss. Here we have a pleasantly subtle 007 watch based on the wildly popular Omega Aqua Terra > 15,000 that we reviewed here last year. The most distinctive elements of the new limited edition > 15,007 Gauss watch is the special colors as well as the use of the James Bond family coat-of-arms.
The fictional character’s coat-of-arms can be seen from the below screen shot taken from 007: In Her Majesty’s Secret Service. The coat-of-arms is used to tile the blue-colored face of the > 15,007 watch, as well as for the counter-weight of the seconds hand. Also, there is a special automatic rotor design visible through the sapphire crystal caseback on the rear of the watch case.
What made the original Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra > 15,000 Gauss watch special, was that it was the first Omega timepiece to contain the brand’s Master Co-Axial movement parts. This was before Omega called its new anti-magnetic movements “Master Co-Axial” thus the > 15,000 Gauss name. Inside the watch is the now named Omega Master Co-Axial calibre 8507 automatic movement – named as such for its unique rotor (designed to look like a gun barrel). Otherwise the movement is the same as the caliber 8508 in the other Aqua Terra Master Co-Axial collection timepieces.
We do, however, see the return to yellow on the dial, which helped make the original Omega > 15,000 Gauss watch so popular. The steel case of the > 15,007 Gauss watch is 41.5mm wide and comes with a matching steel bracelet. The case has a sapphire crystal over the front and rear of the case, is water resistant to 150 meters, and thanks to the Master Co-Axial component, is extremely resistant to magnetism.
Omega will produce the Seamaster Aqua Terra > 15,007 Gauss watch as a limited edition of 15,007 pieces. That is quite a lot for a limited edition but Omega has time, and time again, seen its James Bond-themed watches prove popular. We look forward to seeing what else Omega watches has in store for the world as the year leads up to the release of 007: Spectre, the 24th James Bond film. Pricing for the ref. 220.127.116.11.03.004 Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra > 15,007 watch is 6,100 Swiss Francs. omegawatches.com