Omega Watches: From the Seamaster to the Omega PloProf to the Omega Skyfall
Omega, James Bond and the quest to create the best dive watch ever
The history of Omega watches is about more than just calibers and complications. It’s about the quest to create the best dive watch for professional and military divers as well as for James Bond. Omega has answered that challenge with its now-iconic Seamaster model, introduced in 1957.
It’s about the new passion for the Omega Skyfall watch, even as vintage Omega watches continue to inspire modern creations like the new Omega Ploprof, a recreation of a classic Seamaster watch.
It’s about tritium, white gold and seahorses.
And WatchTime, the world’s foremost authority on Omega watches, has created this Special Report, Omega Watches: From the Seamaster to the Omega PloProf to the Omega Skyfall, for all connoisseurs of Omega watches to download and read FREE right now.
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James Bond, Omega and modern marketing
For newer fans, Omega, James Bond and the recent Omega Skyfall watch are synonymous. And stealing Bond, James Bond, from Rolex – the watches worn by the famous spy in Ian Fleming’s books and in early movies – has proven lucrative indeed. Since 2002, Omega has produced limited editions of its Seamaster watches bearing the 007 logo, matte black dials and other features aimed at capturing a new market with every new film celebrating James Bond.
Omega is more than just 007, of course, and WatchTime’s world-class watch journalists have produced a comprehensive Special Report that traces the entire history of the company’s quest to create the best dive watch in the world. Read Omega Watches: From the Seamaster to the Omega PloProf to the Omega Skyfall now to trace the relationship between Omega’s first dive watch, the Marine, to the original Seamaster, the Omega ProProf, and the most recent James Bond Seamaster, the Omega Skyfall.
Discuss Omega watches like a longtime collector
WatchTime, a leader in the world of watch journalism, knows that any time two Omega watch lovers get together, the discussion runs deep. That’s why WatchTime has compiled this series of articles, filled with details that only true connoisseurs of Omega watches would know – details like …
- Why the first Omega dive watch struggled to catch on with divers
- The features that boosted the Seamaster to early popularity
- Why the seahorse wears a bridle
- The evolving style of a timepiece that fans proclaim the best dive watch ever
- How a partnership with dive company Comex gave birth to the Omega PloProf
- Which vintage Omega watches appeal to discerning collectors
- How James Bond, Omega and great marketing produced the Omega Skyfall watch
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- Perfect your knowledge of the watches you love
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The details that make Omega watches desired around the world
As a leading authority on fine watches, WatchTime knows exactly what collectors and admirers want to know about their favorite timepieces. In Omega Watches: From the Seamaster to the Omega PloProf to the Omega Skyfall, we deliver a full report on how Omega’s mission to create a watch for divers led to it becoming the official watch of James Bond.
Along the way, we find how the Omega PloProf, which debuted in 1970, impressed divers and collectors with its new monocoque case, milled from one complete piece of metal; its red security button on the side of the case, unlocking the diver’s bezel; and its square crown on the left-hand side, sealed by a fluted compression nut. It was this watch that solved the helium problem suffered by even the best dive watch available at the time.
Other vintage Omega watches made for divers include the Seamaster Automatic 120m, introduced in 1972, the first watch to have non-screwed buttons that could be used underwater without danger of water getting in the case, even at the maximum depth of 120 meters.
Then, of course, there was the three-hand version of the Seamaster that debuted on the wrist of Pierce Brosnan, as James Bond, in 1995’s Goldeneye. It was a marketing coup for Omega: James Bond even used the watch to escape death in the film. WatchTime reports that in 1996 alone, the company sold 10 times more Omega PloProfs than in 1995.
If you enjoy the tuxedo-black dial and the 007 logo, the Omega James Bond watch and the details that make it famous are must-reads in this free download.
Rich images and insider secrets – only from WatchTime
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You’ll enjoy the images collected for this special report, such as the Seamaster 120m Chrono from 1972, the first chronograph to function at 120 meters’ depth. Then, for Omega Skyfall enthusiasts, there’s the James Bond Omega watch for collectors: the limited-edition Seamaster Professional Diver with a black dial.
WatchTime also shares more milestones in the history of the Seamaster, including the tale of “the dolphin man,” who wore it on a 101-meter, one-breath dive in 1971. Then there are the details specific to the Omega Skyfall watch, from the 42-mm brushed and polished stainless-steel case and a matching, patented screw-and-pin bracelet to the rhodium-plated hands, coated with white Super-LumiNova.
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This article was originally published on April 21, 2013, and has been updated.