Omega Releases New James Bond Seamaster “Skyfall” Limited Edition (Video)

Daniel Craig wearing Omega in SkyfallYou knew it was coming… as inevitable as James Bond seducing a femme fatale and ordering a shaken-not-stirred martini, Omega has launched its latest limited-edition Seamaster watch in anticipation of this fall’s long-awaited new Bond film, Skyfall. Bond, who was famously a Rolex wearer in the original novels by Ian Fleming, has been an Omega man in his big-screen incarnation since 1995′s Goldeneye, in which Pierce Brosnan, debuting in the role of Agent 007, wore an Omega Seamaster Pro. Both Brosnan and his successor, Daniel Craig, have worn Omega models in every Bond movie since. (In fact, in 2006′s Casino Royale, the first movie with Craig in the lead role, Bond even corrects his female companion, Vesper Lind, who mistakes his Omega for a Rolex.) As it has done on several occasions since 2002 (the 40th anniversary of the Bond Bond films), Omega is releasing a limited-edition watch to accompany the latest film — Craig’s third installment as Bond and the seventh to feature an Omega — set to open worldwide in November. Daniel Craig wearing Omega in Skyfall The Seamaster Planet Ocean 600M ”Skyfall” Limited Edition, like every watch in the Seamaster collection, is a divers’ model equipped with a unidirectional rotating diving bezel (here in matte black ceramic with a chromium nitride diving scale) and a helium escape valve, and is water-resistant to 600 meters (2,000 feet). The watch has a 42-mm brushed and polished stainless-steel case and a matching, patented screw-and-pin bracelet with a divers’ clasp engraved with a “007” logo. The applied indices on the matte black dial, along with the polished, faceted, rhodium-plated hands, are coated with white Super-LumiNova, which emits a light blue glow in the dark. The only exception is the minute hand, which glows green instead, as does the dot on the diving bezel. The contrasting colors are meant to make it easier for divers to keep track of the time at a glance underwater. The index at the 7 o’clock position is a “007″ logo. The date is in a window at 3 o’clock. The watch’s movement is Omega’s exclusive new co-axial Calibre 8507, here embellished with a black-varnished engraving of the “SKYFALL 007″ logo on its rotor. In addition to Omega’s familiar co-axial escapement, the movement also features an “Si14″ silicon balance spring for added stability. The movement is visible through a sapphire window in the brushed, screw-down caseback. Omega offers a four-year warranty on the watch. The Seamaster Planet Ocean 600M “Skyfall” is being produced in an edition limited to 5,007 pieces and is delivered in a special presentation box. (Click on watch photos for wallpaper images, and click below those to see the first official Skyfall movie trailer.)

Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean 600m Skyfall LE

Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean Skyfall LE-mood

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Mark Bernardo is the digital media editor of WatchTime magazine, responsible for developing and overseeing the editorial content on WatchTime.com as well as for WatchTime's tablet editions for the iPad, Nook, and Kindle. As WatchTime's managing editor, from 2006 through 2011, he has written about numerous watch companies from major brands like Omega, TAG Heuer and Piaget, to exclusive artisan lines such as Jean Dunand, De Bethune and DeWitt. Prior to joining WatchTime, he was the editor of Smoke, a lifestyle magazine for cigar enthusiasts, whose beats included cigars, watches, cars, wines and spirits, celebrities, men's fashion, and other subjects, and has written about luxury items for a variety of men's-interest publications, including Robb Report, Robb Report Motorcycling, Stratos, Worth, and Bloomberg Markets.

Comments

  1. John Thomson New Zealand says:

    I have the 40th James Bond Seamaster,and its great ,a lovely impressive watch,thankyou Omega for celebrating one of the coolest spy\'s around I wish i could add all the other Bond Watches to my collection.

  2. James Bond says:

    I could actually see myself wearing this PO. The dial is the best looking design Omega has come up with for a while, and the \'OO7\' at the seven o\'clock position is way nicer than the logo on the second hand. And of course the 8507 helps the desire to own one.

  3. CPT David Fisher says:

    Looks let a great one and will be seeing it. The watch is also impressive too.

  4. MrTissot says:

    The patterned dial looks great as does the 007 at the 7 o\'clock position. Great idea. But the differences to your average PO are to suble I believe. There needs to be more aggressive styling and difference to your average Planet Ocean for this to be noticed as a 007 model, like a deeper water rating and maybe an Auto Helium Escape Valve. Still looks to much of your average PO to me but otherwise a very nice watch indeed.

  5. Tom says:

    Makes me want to dust off my pea-shooter and look for some bad guys.

  6. John says:

    Other than the 007 on the face, it\'s nice.

    • Steven says:

      you\'d expect that in case of a bond-watch now wouldn\'t you ?

  7. Mohamed Morsy on Facebook says:

    IT\'S GREAT

  8. Alan Kris Hall on Facebook says:

    Very nice!

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