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Omega Seamaster Diver 300M 007 James Bond On Her Majesty’s Secret Service Watch

Omega Seamaster Diver 300M 007 James Bond On Her Majesty's Secret Service Watch Omega Seamaster Watch Releases

Fresh off the press is a new Omega Seamaster dedicated to James Bond, Agent 007. The latest Omega Seamaster Diver 300M 007 James Bond On Her Majesty’s Secret Service is presented for the 50th anniversary of the sixth movie in the James Bond Series. Whether you are a fan of that specific movie, James Bond, or “just” the Seamaster, this reference 210.22.42.20.01.004 is packed with interesting details that you’ll want to know about, so let us discover them now.

Omega Seamaster Diver 300M 007 James Bond On Her Majesty's Secret Service Watch Omega Seamaster Watch Releases

Omega has been the official watch of James Bond ever since 1995, beginning with GoldenEye — that’s a solid run of 25 years and 8 feature films. Still, Omega reaching back to pre-Omega days of the franchise is a fascinating choice, given that pre-1995 James Bond was mostly known as a Rolex man. Perhaps Omega wants the world to see them marking James Bond — all of it — their territory now, and given that 25-year track record, that isn’t quite so much of an over-reach as it might at first appear.

That quarter of a century marked not only 8 movies, but a fair number of special edition commercially available Seamaster watches dedicated to its role alongside James Bond. As such, by now Omega has this practice nailed down and knows exactly how many 007-derived details to pour into its limited editions, balancing between neither making the watches gimmicky, nor leaving them uninteresting for fans of 007 and 007-themed Omega watches.

Omega Seamaster Diver 300M 007 James Bond On Her Majesty's Secret Service Watch Omega Seamaster Watch Releases

Consequently, the Omega Seamaster Diver 300M 007 James Bond On Her Majesty’s Secret Service offers six notable details to have fans reaching for their wallets in excitement. First, and perhaps most apparently, there is the dial itself: crafted from spiral-brushed black ceramic (not lacquered brass, but solid ceramic), it features James Bond’s iconic gun barrel design, laser engraved into the ceramic. The very center of the spiral is in fact exactly 9mm wide, hinting at the size of the common cartridge used in pistols… Even though, apparently, Bond in the movie On Her Majesty’s Secret Service used a Walther PPK with a .32 ACP cartridge that actually means a slightly smaller diameter of 7.65mm. To Omega’s credit, the Walther PPK has indeed also been manufactured with a 9mm caliber and Bond has used plenty of 9mm guns later on, so if you are a fan of the more modern Bond, this detail is for you. Plus, it has to be said that the dial does look more proportionate with the slightly wider, 9mm center that they opted for.

Omega Seamaster Diver 300M 007 James Bond On Her Majesty's Secret Service Watch Omega Seamaster Watch Releases

Then, at the 12 o’clock position we have a special index inspired by the Bond family coat-of-arms. All indices and hands are crafted from 18kt yellow gold, a fitting choice of material for a 50th anniversary, and are filled with Super-LumiNova with the color-coordinated green minute hand and bezel pip. The rest of the indications show up in bright blue in the dark.

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Omega Seamaster Diver 300M 007 James Bond On Her Majesty's Secret Service Watch Omega Seamaster Watch Releases

Take a closer look at night and the third feature, “a secret signature” reveals itself: at the 10 o’clock (50-minute) marker, the lume reveals “50,” as another tribute to the 50th anniversary of On Her Majesty’s Secret Service. There is a pattern here: the black-on-black gun barrel pattern, the minute detailing of the 12 o’clock marker, and “50” showing up in just one of the indices add up to a neat balancing act between Bond-specific details and everyday wearability.

Omega Seamaster Diver 300M 007 James Bond On Her Majesty's Secret Service Watch Omega Seamaster Watch Releases

Omega Seamaster Diver 300M 007 James Bond On Her Majesty's Secret Service Watch Omega Seamaster Watch Releases

Fourth, we are looking at a special detail on the date disc, something that will make 007 fans look forward to the 7th of the month that much more: number 7 is painted in the trademark 007 font. Speaking of which, as the fifth feature we are looking at a numbered plate set into the left side of the 42mm wide stainless steel case: an 18kt yellow gold plate, engraved with the unique limited edition number — no “one of 7’007” nonsense here, they are all individually numbered. Once again, Omega is yielding a double edged sword with these limited editions: some customers expect a certain level of exclusivity, but not too much exclusivity otherwise they themselves won’t be able to get their hands on it. So, yes, 7,007 watches is a lot for a limited edition — but not a lot for a global base of Seamaster and James Bond fans.

Omega Seamaster Diver 300M 007 James Bond On Her Majesty's Secret Service Watch Omega Seamaster Watch Releases

As the sixth detail comes the caseback. Omega has not supplied caseback images with the release but we were able to secure one from their brief product launch video. The transparent caseback reveals the Omega Master Co-Axial Calibre 8800, an in-house caliber with Master Chronometer certification, 55 hours of power reserve and an in-house tested daily rate between 0 and +5 seconds. Over the neatly decorated movement rests the Bond family crest noting “Orbis Non Sufficit” — i.e. the world is not enough. Rings a bell? It should.

One additional feature of this limited edition Omega Seamaster is its special presentation case that adds the stainless steel bracelet along with the rubber strap, along with a strap changing tool and a travel pouch with the Bond family crest on it. This may be one step too far for some, but truth be told, I’d find no hardship in rocking a Bond-style watch pouch.

Omega Seamaster Diver 300M 007 James Bond On Her Majesty's Secret Service Watch Omega Seamaster Watch Releases

To close on a personal note that hopefully you will be able to relate to, I will say that while I’m certainly not the biggest James Bond fan in the world (I just thoroughly enjoy the series), I’d still be very tempted to get this particular Seamaster over the regular one, simply for its exciting, fun, yet elegantly done details which I’d expect to find entertaining down the road. We don’t often see gun barrel patterned ceramic dials on watches, nor coats of arms in indices, and that’s not because they aren’t cool, but because you need a theme to be able to add these to an already successful watch collection. With the James Bond Seamaster, Omega has those bases well and truly covered.

Price for the Omega Seamaster Diver 300M 007 James Bond On Her Majesty’s Secret Service watch reference 210.22.42.20.01.004 is $6,500 plus taxes, it is limited to 7,007 pieces and it’s available from today and you can learn more about it at omegawatches.com.

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  • Agnar Sidhu

    I do like this one.

    On another topic, how is the grip on the bezel of the Seamaster? On other dive watches there is always complaining when the grooves on the bezel does not provide enough grip, so my curious to how this one is to operate. Surely omega has this sorted?

    • Piero

      Grip is quite bad with dry hands, it is better in the water.

  • SuperStrapper

    Honestly just a really stupid watch. Aside from the fact it’s ugly, it celebrates what? The 50th anniversary of the 6th movie in a series? Literally what? And they’re going to sell seven thousand of them? I know there are a lot of basement dwellers out there, but with this level of disposable income? Incredible.

    • Independent_George

      I wouldn’t go so far as to say it’s ugly. I do like that Omega used gold hands and indices while keeping the bezel and valve steel, it’s a nice, subtle touch goes well against the black dial. Wish they did that in other models.

      But, yes, everything else is quite silly.

      • SuperStrapper

        I don’t know that I’ll ever be able to reconcile candy red and coloured gold. To my eye this watch is a stew of bad design choices.

        • Berndt Norten

          Could you reconcile midnight blue with cherry red??

          • FS1900

            Garcon, I’ll have a Gramm of what he’s having.

          • SuperStrapper

            I think you mean crystal blue persuasion and tear-to-eye cherry pie red.

          • egznyc

            What Superstrapper said – ‘cept I’ll take sweet cherry wine. (We haven’t had that spirit here since 1969.)

          • Berndt Norten

            You can check out the ABTW site any time you like. But you can never leave

          • egznyc

            That’s GREAT! I feel that way at times ;-).

      • No, Doctor, no!

  • Jared

    Omega has turned into such a tacky brand

    remember when they were still considered the smart man’s Rolex?

    Nowadays all they do is milk the NASA connection…I could see if NASA was still using Omegas and this was a full on tie-in that lasted 50 years…but you had one partnership 50 years ago, that you’ve been milking non-stop

    then you have this, oh look, you’ve paid a few bucks to be a movie partner, obviously you now should continue milking THAT for the next 50 years

    • SPQR

      NASA are “still using” Omega Speedmaster Professional watches on every manned mission and ESA use the Speedmaster X-33. Do your research.

  • PR

    It will probably do quite well. S&G is trending and this is a good subtle use of gold with a nice deep black dial. Yes some of the details are a bit silly but I think having a special edition box with tools and a bracelet is a welcome addition at these prices. Honestly more brands should work on providing rubber strap and bracelet with the watch.

    The only thing that might bite Omega here is that bond fans and folks tracking the Bond LE’s as such from the movies know that this isn’t the one and will wait it out and making 7 grand of them in such a scenario might end up sitting in AD’s so they have until Valentine’s Day 2020 to push these out as quickly as they can.

  • Raymond Wilkie

    Super tacky.

  • FS1900

    First off, I love that particular movie. A lot of people make fun of Lazenby because he only did one Bond movie and because he wasn’t Connery. But he’s very good in that film. Tough, vulnerable, funny, emotional. His chemistry with Diana Rigg is excellent. That movie stays with you more than any Roger Moore entry and most of Connery’s.

    But what the heck is this watch? I know they made a 50th anniversary Bond watch in 2012 (ostensibly for Dr. No, the beginning of the Bond series), but did they make ones for the next four Connery movies? And now we’re here on movie #6. This is a strange play. But knowing how Omega milks James Bond and the NASA thing I can’t even imagine how they’re gonna do the Moonraker edition.

    • JosephWelke

      I agree, and the end was heartbreaking.

    • TresGut

      Moonraker edition will need to be a Seiko though.

  • My advice to diehard fans is to skip the 007 JB OHMSS and wait until the 25th Bond movie, No Time To Die is released worldwide in early April 2020 https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/6a4f08b73021b555bee0eab67c625bb6227003c69d6a3840667455c04eeccf27.gif
    I’m predicting the movie’s Seamaster 300 Ti? with the ?gold indexes,handsets and raised numerals markers on the bezel, ? Bond family Coat of Arms logo at 6 o’clock fitted with a Milanese bracelet on DC’s wrist is well worth the wait. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/3714aea3a84b734f09d2745377309908b574de0770149d5c3c2b4bdafda40593.jpg It’s DC’s final appearance as Double-0-7 so the watch’s gotta be extra special
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/cd3b081cdaaea5afcb9836b9a65e02dd5c11e820155cd23efaf64f09f76911ce.jpg

  • PowNation

    First thought…yet another Omega Bond iteration, another giant watch box that holds it. There’s a reason Omega releases Bond watches so frequently. They attract fair amount of attention and are generally liked well by watch and Bond aficionados alike. I myself had the Aqua Terra Spectre watch which had a spectacular dial.

    This one? Not much excitement here. The gun barrel design dial has been done before. It is a step down from the wave pattern on the current collection. The rest of the details are gimmicky. Most people aren’t going to get excited about the “50” in the lume or case back design. Wish Omega did a bit more design work on this one. Disappointing.

  • Chaz

    Just think of how much more cash they cold have grabbed if they tied it in with the Tokyo Olympics and made it a SE of 20,007?

    • Nello Alexandri

      Just wait. They still have time.

  • This is an example of what happens when you push a little too much…

  • Pete L

    Like it. No in your face 007 logos or text on the dial like so many before. Much more under the radar and wearable imho and great that you get both straps. 7007 is a lot of watches though!

  • Raymond Wilkie

    James Bond. ” You don’t expect me to wear this piece of nonsense do you ? ”
    Goldfinger . ” No Mr Bond I expect you to die ”
    James Bond ” Thank Gawd for that “

    • FS1900

      When I did that joke a few months ago it was a little funnier. A good effort for you, though. 🙂

  • Playboy Johnny – Team Mariu$

    The PPK has never been chambered in 9mm. It is a .380 caliber (AKA “9mm kurz” in Europe)

    • What fresh hell is this?

      So, you’re saying it has been chambered in 9mm?

      • Playboy Johnny – Team Mariu$

        No, never chambered in 9mm Parabellum.

        • David Bredan

          Yep, never in Parabellum.

          • Gokart Mozart

            Don’t know what Parabellum is but assume it is a metal.

            Will the next Bond watch have a Parabellum case?

          • Playboy Johnny – Team Mariu$

            Parabellum translates to “Prepare for war”

          • Berndt Norten

            …which, in Schwarzenegger-ese translates to:

            ‘Let’s party’!

        • What fresh hell is this?

          …one of many 9mm cartridges.

          • Playboy Johnny – Team Mariu$

            Not trying to be difficult, but there is only one 9mm cartridge – the 9mm Parabellum.

    • Nello Alexandri

      Pre-Nazi, the PPK and the PP it was based upon were .32 caliber. Sometime later, they were made in .380 and .22LR. I do not remember production years on that kind of stuff.

      • Playboy Johnny – Team Mariu$

        Quite correct. The PPK variants have been chambered in numerous calibers – but never the 9mm Parabellum.
        The designation of “9mm kurz” has caused some confusion. In reality the 9mm kurz is a .380 cal. But as the kurz implies…. it is basically a short 9mm round. The two are not interchangeable.

    • Playboy Johnny – Team Mariu$

      Hoping this helps some of the confusion. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/30819096e34f2ef356d3b76a1487b8de500446c91226ee5d586e42a9af36d737.jpg
      I did not mean to go off in another direction, just clarify a slight error in the description.

      • David Bredan

        Yep, I was referring to the 9×17mm Short (.380 ACP), which is, in a way, a 9mm — just didn’t want to go quite so in-depth, nor cause any confusion. The point was that the Walther PPK in OHMSS was not a 9mm, but a .32 ACP (7.65mm), and that such nuances need not bother Bond/Seamaster fans as he did use 9mm weapons later on.

  • George Yang

    This is not a good looking watch.

  • Swiss_Cheese

    This is, what, the 10th or so James Bond Omega in as many years (10 too many if you ask me). Omega really need to cool it with all the limited editions, do we need 400 different Seamasters? No. Do we need 10 on the same movie franchise? Absolutely not.

    “Hey, nice watch, what is it?”

    “It’s the Omega Seamaster James Bond edition.”

    “Which one?”

    “The one that was released this year…”

    “I reiterate, which one?”

    • Rob Crenshaw

      And who would actually wear this? That’s what I want to know. I mean actually put it on *and go out into public*. I would love to meet the kind of man who would strap this proudly to their wrist and go on about its tie-ins to the movie. The kind of man who changes the date to the 7th for you, just so you can see the font. The kind of man who points out that the plaque is 18k gold. The kind of man who forces you into a closet to show you the 50 on the lume dot. The kind of man who then tells you that Lazenby got the shaft and all those Moore films were rightfully his. I sincerely hope there are not 7007 of these men in the world.

      • AlbieC

        @Ro@disqus_oEtYoFU5Ty:disqus I would have upvoted your comment twice, if I could.

      • Independent_George

        Lazenby did get the shaft.

      • Sykkel

        Comments like these are the reasons I even clicked the article.

    • JosephWelke

      Very nice, honestly.

  • What fresh hell is this?

    I often wonder what kind of person wears a watch like this

  • TresGut

    Limited edition of 7,007. They’ll be lucky if they shift 77 of these.

  • Umm… considering this release, do I want to see how the GoldenEye edition will look like?

  • Jon Heinz

    I know Omega can make a great Seamaster without flogging this whole thing over and over.

    • Joe

      I wonder whether these companies have tested to see how these associations hurt their brands?
      I want to like Omega watches (and I do), however the more they associate with Franchises like Bond, the less appealing I find them. It somehow smacks of desperation.
      I’m not a Rolex fanboy but their subtlety in not ranting about the link to Bond makes them more appealing compared to Omega, to me at least.

  • Larry Holmack

    Well…I guess that Omega could take them to San Diego for Comic Con and sell them!!! Certainly there are some Bond fans that will shell out that kind of money for one…since they are dropping more than that on rare Batman comic books! Throw in an Autographed DVD….and they should sell!!!

  • Lode_Runner

    Ummm, yeah. So Omega comes out with yet another limited edition Seamaster, this time to commemorate “the 50th anniversary of the sixth movie in the James Bond Series,” in which the character of James Bond wore two Rolex watches not an Omega. This is an obvious cash grab by Omega, a pathetic part of its strategy to combat deep discounting of Seamasters on the grey market, since they sell “limited edition” watches sell for full MSRP. But I think these will wind up on the grey market also, as people are probably growing tired of Omega making up excuses to issue more “limited” editions. The 50th anniversary of a mediocre installment of a franchise having more than 30 films, justifies making 7,000 of these watches!? That’s about twice the number trilogy 1957 series Omegas, and those commemorated legitimate milestones in Omega’s history.

  • NaJo

    I understand the hate on use of a bond reference but watch wise, seamaster prof is an excellent watch and a ceramic dial with gun barrel with listed minute changes makes it better than the original offering atleast. Am a die hard star wars and lord of the rings fan, if anyone release a watch with a collaboration, i would not hesitate a bit. similarly there will definitely be atleast 7000 die hard bond fans who are considering buying an omega and a combo of both is a good unique option to them!

    • AlbieC

      An Omega Seamaster Batman LE… maybe…

  • James Honour

    The Seamaster is rather tired and old fashioned. No timeless classic by any means.

  • Mikita

    Omega = milking the * out from every bit they can.

  • Pete Yo

    The only good Seamaster tribute is the Snoopy tribute. Who would pay this much for a watch, when the character didn’t even wear one in the movies?

  • george hollingsworth

    Odd, when they have the memory of a real hero on their hands who they sponsored, Peter Blake – the New Zealander who won and then defended the America’s Cup, Omega goes with this juvenile Bond nonsense.

  • Gokart Mozart

    You know who should do the next James bond watch?

    Anderson Geneve.

    Think about it what is James Bond most (in) famously known for. No not killing people.

    Anderson Geneve are known for a particular type of Automaton eros watch.

    They could do a commemorative version for each Bond.

    I am sure some one could whip up a photoshopped version here.

  • Tom Erne

    Waaay too much… why on earth they have chosen to include that many references all over the place puzzles me. A print covering a see-through caseback? + a gun barrel engraving on the dial + a 7th day date disc detail + a 12 o’clock coat-of-arms marker + a 50th mark in the 10 o’clock hour marker + a gold plate on the side + 2 colored lume on the hands + the already somewhat over-designed details of the case and bracelet… Restraint is an art that Omega completely missed in this release.

  • Hideous Swatch.

  • Andoni Per

    Simplicidad exterior, magistral interior, perfecta combinación que no deja indiferente, no es de extrañar las miles de imitaciones de éste modelo incombustible.

  • george hollingsworth

    Why not grow up and do a Peter Blake memorial watch with a real oceanic environmental tie-in. The watch featured is embarrasingly childish.