Live Impressions on the New Omega Seamaster Diver 300M James Bond

By rolex
April 27, 2021
5 min read

Last week, Omega presented another Bond-themed Seamaster Diver 300M , enlivened by the 1969 film On Her Majesty’s Secret Service. At the point when we posted this watch on Instagram, the reactions were telling. So did the comments underneath the article we distributed, with press pictures, just after the watch was introduced. As usual, it is difficult to decide with these pictures, so we chose to give this watch a second possibility, however this time live and on the wrist.

The Omega Seamaster Diver 300M James Bond On Her Majesty’s Secret Service was presented seven days prior and commends the 50th anniversary of the exemplary Bond film it’s been named after. Why precisely this film, I don’t know? This Lazenby flick isn’t by and large the best Bond at any point made. An incredible contrary, truly. However, let’s not get into that for the present discussion.

The actuality that Bond is very fixated on his family history in the film has become a subject on this watch also. (Wearing a kilt is likewise something major for Lazenby’s Bond, however fortunately Omega didn’t consolidate this idiosyncracy).

Details that uncover a not so secret service

As our supporters and perusers previously called attention to, this piece is definitely not fundamental. The itemizing is hypnotizing. Is it true that you are prepared? It has a helium valve at 10 o’clock. Two 18k yellow gold, sword like hands with lume trim. There’s red specifying on the tip of the seconds hand and dial. A Bond coat of arms-enlivened 12 o’clock record. A winding brushed weapon barrel plan and 9mm slug head at the middle. A 18k yellow gold plate engraved with every novel Limited Edition number (7,007 pieces altogether). The number 7 on the date window shows up in a similar font as the 007 logo. There is even a covered up “50” on the 10 o’clock file, which shows up around evening time as a secret mark when it illuminates with the Super-LumiNova.

Hands-on with the Omega Seamaster Diver 300M Bond

So, what does it resemble, in actuality? My eyes, once more, demonstrate that Instagram isn’t generally a reliable reflection of the real world. This Omega certainly doesn’t resemble a piece that was “conceptualized up (sic) in a Kindergarten” (indeed, we had this comment). It is all around made, extremely definite and marginally less overdone that I anticipated that it should be (however that could say something regarding my expectations too). Having said that, it is clearly still a sparkly watch. The artistic bezel with lacquer numbers, the enormous, gold-rimmed records, the steel case, the gleaming dial; it is totally made to impress.

What I like about Omega right now is the degree of specifying it places in its watches. Each list, each case side, each shape is thought-out and made with the most imaginative production techniques, giving each watch a sharp, almost mechanical look. This certainly is the situation for this new Bond-marked Seamaster Diver 300M.

The second thing that struck me was that firearm barrel twirl on the dial, which gives the watch a very James Bond-marked appearance. On the off chance that that is something to be thankful for or something terrible, lies entirely subjective. The only thing I can say about it; it’s got sway, it’s new and it’s very well-made.

The third and generally conspicuous of all Bond subtleties is put on the side of the watch; the 18k gold plate with an etching of the acclaimed 007 logo. This truly sticks out, and together with that firearm barrel-dial it is a lot of a represent the deciding moment detail. You like it, or disdain it, there’s no chance to get in between.

Mechanics

Inside the 42mm steel case you’ll locate oneself winding Caliber 8800 with Co-Axial escapement. It is a confirmed Master Chronometer, affirmed by METAS, impervious to attractive fields arriving at 15,000 gauss. It additionally has a sprung offset with silicon balance spring and rhodium-plated get done with Geneva waves. The force hold is 55 hours. The watch stays a truly able diver and is water-impervious to 300 metres.

For the adoration for Bond

So, what is the last decision? The Omega Seamaster Diver 300M James Bond isn’t an instrument watch, that is without a doubt. It’s an advanced, extravagance sports watch with bunches of Bond marking. In case you’re into that stuff, this is certainly a watch for you. Obviously Omega put forth a valiant effort to exhibit all its cutting edge enumerating strategies in this one piece. What’s more, in spite of the fact that it looks somewhat bustling given all that marking, it is as yet a cool watch. It feels substantially more charming in the metal that we were expecting, in view of press pictures. You’ll simply have to disregard the way that this used to be an apparatus watch. Furthermore, love Bond… A lot.

Price and availability

The Omega Seamaster Diver 300M James Bond On Her Majesty’s Secret Service (reference 210.22.42.20.01.004) will be introduced in an exceptional black box with firearm barrel examples and projectile head buttons and restricted to 7,007 pieces. The watch is conveyed on a dark elastic lash and a hardened steel arm band is additionally remembered for the container. It will be evaluated at EUR 6,100. More subtleties at omegawatches.com .