Retrospective – The Entire Omega Seamaster x James Bond 007 History

By rolex
April 5, 2021
8 min read

Neither of them need a presentation. On one side is the most well known specialist on the planet. On the opposite side is perhaps the most regarded Swiss watch brands. What’s more, their joint effort is just about as hazardous as the films. While in many movies, watches just make short screen appearances, with James Bond 007, this adornment has acquired an entirely unexpected status, becoming a character all alone. Here is a thorough review of all Omega watches utilized in James Bond motion pictures, from 1995 Goldeneye to 2015 Spectre.

The Omega X Bond joint effort began with the real restoration of the arrangement, concerning a lot of years, the 007 establishment languished in the shadows. In any case, back in 1995, some natural air was given to the 007 idea, bringing back tastefulness – in the name of Pierce Brosnan – just as activity, totally controlled humor and cutting-edge stories – all that made 007 celebrated and loved.

Since the main film, watches have been important for 007’s hardware. Notwithstanding, it’s predominantly since the appearance of Omega as an authority accomplice that this adornment has acquired a more significant status. Not just worn, the Omega watches introduced in the films assume a legitimate part, assisting 007 with addressing basic circumstances. Obviously, perceivability for Omega is gigantic. In any case, this cooperation is thought of as important and cunningly executed.

GoldenEye (1995) – Omega Seamaster 300m Quartz Professional

For its first appearance on the big screen, Omega decided to prepare James Bond – played here byPierce Brosnan – with a watch that later became meaningful, the Seamaster 300m Quartz Professional. In reality, around then, mechanical watches were not yet completely back on the scene and the quartz model was positively the best of the assortment – ref. 2541.80.

The decision for this watch is consummately clarified by Lindy Hemming, Oscar-winning ensemble fashioner, liable for projecting 007’s watch in GoldenEye. She said, “I was persuaded that Commander Bond, a maritime man, a jumper and a circumspect noble man of the world would wear the Seamaster with the blue dial.”

The watch itself is a professionally-arranged jumper, with 12 PM blue dial and bezel – with the dial showing the mark wave design. The Seamaster 300m was at that point fitted with a Helium get away from valve at 10.

The watch isn’t just a watch that tells the time. Following a long practice, this piece of gear is stacked with gadgets, like a laser, which causes 007 to clear a destined to-be detonating train. The Seamaster found in the film additionally contains a remote detonator. It features as a significant plot gadget a few times in the film.

Tomorrow Never Dies (1997) – The World Is Not Enough (1999) – Die Another Day (2002) – Omega Seamaster 300m Professional Chronometer

For the three after films, all including Pierce Brosnan as principle entertainer, the decision was made to highlight a programmed and chronometer evaluated form of the Seamaster 300m Professional. As far as configuration, no significant changes compared to the Quartz adaptation. This watch – ref 2531.80.00 – just contrasts from the development utilized, a Caliber 1120 with 44h force reserve.

This Omega Seamaster 300m professional chronometer 007 ref 2531.80.00 highlighted in Tomorrow Never Dies (1997), in The World Is Not Enough (1999) lastly in Die Another Day (2002).

It highlights a similar blue dial with wave design, a blue bezel, a similar 5-connect arm band and a similar 41mm steel case with 300m water safe and Helium get away from valve at 10. In any case, if the actual watch is the equivalent in these 3 motion pictures, it is fitted with different gadgets.

The Omega Seamaster 300m Professional Chronometer, as worn by James Bond 007 in The World Is Not Enough. In this scene of James Bond, an ex-KGB man turned fear monger needs to explode an atomic bomb. The watch is retrofitted with a solid light and a small catching snare, which assists with getting away from a rocket base.

The Omega Seamaster 300m Professional Chronometer, as worn by James Bond 007 in Die Another Day. To kill a self-important industrialist that is dealing with a precious stone encrusted space weapon that can think daylight, 007’s Seamaster Diver 300m has a detonator pin and a laser in the watch’s crown. In this episode, Q specifies that the watch he gives Bond is “your twentieth, I believe

Casino Royale (2006) – 2 watches, Seamaster Diver 300m Co-Axial and Seamaster Planet Ocean 600m 45.5mm

New entertainer, new chief, new creation group, and generally new style for a modernized, more reasonable Bond. Consequently, even though the watches are as yet showing up all through the whole film, devices are not piece of the hardware any longer in Casino Royale.

2 watches show up in the film however. Toward the start, when in Uganda, 007 James Bond, played now by Daniel Craig, is seen wearing one of the new (around then) Seamaster Planet Ocean 600m in the bigger size (45.5mm). Around then, the watch actually had a metallic bezel and highlighted the Caliber 2500, the changed ETA with Co-Axial escapement. Bond wears the watch on a dark Rubber strap.

Later in the film, while at a Casino in Montenegro, Bond needs to take an interest in a hazardous and strategic poker tournament. To coordinate with his tuxedo, he wears the new form of the notorious Seamaster Diver 300m, which while visually indistinguishable from the past adaptations, has been fitted with the new Co-Axial development, Caliber 2500. Both the dial and the bezel keep the symbolic blue tone and the watch holds the 41mm steel case with Helium escape valve.

Even however the watches have no device and are not key in the story, they showed up during the whole movie.

Quantum of Solace (2008) – Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean 600m 42mm

With Quantum of Solace (2008), Bond looks for retaliation for Vesper Lynd, the lady he felt in affection with during Casino Royal. By and by, genuine and present day style, which means no devices and no particular job for the watch in this film. However, appearances are not uncommon and the watch is plainly visible.

For this scene, Daniel Craig nom de plume James Bond wears a Seamaster Planet Ocean 600m, anyway in the more modest 42mm case, with a steel arm band. It ledge hold the metallic bezel and the Co-Axial Caliber 2500. The rendition utilized here has a dark dial and dark bezel.

Skyfall (2012) – Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean 600m 42mm Ceramic and Seamaster Aqua Terra 150m

As in Casino Royal (2006), two distinct watches show up in Skyfall (2012). In this episode, suffused with contemplations on mortality, Bond is eye to eye with his own past and is battling for his life and the existence of the individuals who matter most to him.

Bond can be seen toward the start of the film, during a mission with Eve Moneypenny in Istanbul, wearing the latest version of the Planet Ocean 600m. This new model was currently fitted with an earthenware bezel, an overhauled dial and the new in-house development, Caliber 8500 Co-Axial. Bond wears the 42mm steel adaptation with dark dial and dull dim bezel.

Later in the film, Bond wears a seriously astounding watch, a Seamaster Aqua Terra 150m. This was the first occasion when that 007 was seen with a dressier watch, and not a toolish/professional plunge watch. The model picked here has a dull blue dial with nautical-roused stripes. It is worn on a metallic wristband and has a more modest 38.5mm steel case. Inside is the in-house type 8500.

Once once more, as in different motion pictures including Daniel Craig, the watches have no particular job in the story, anyway show up on screen.

Spectre (2015) – Omega Seamaster 300 Master Chronometer Specter Edition

For 007’s most recent undertakings, Omega did well overall, as in addition to the fact that they created a particular watch for the film, however the actual watch makes a solid comeback as a genuine entertainer, with a significant job in the story.

Omega picked the recently presented Seamaster 300, with Master Chronometer development. This vintage looking watch was given an extraordinary military search for the film, with a particular 12h bezel, a candy second hand, huge patinated records and a 5-stripe NATO lash, suggestive of those utilized by RAF. This Seamaster 300 Specter was later made accessible as a limited edition.

While toward the start of the film, when Bond gets his watch from Q, he’s unmistakably told that “it tells the time” when he asks “does it do anything?” Yet, at one point in the film, devotees of Omega and Bond were glad to find that the watch really accomplishes something other than demonstrating the time. This denoted the comeback of the device watch, subsequent to being missing from the past 3 movies.

The Seamaster 300 worn by Bond in Spectre really includes a countdown and a bomb. When actuated, the files demonstrate the leftover time before blast by turning red. By and by, 007 is saved because of his Omega watch.