Since 1995, when Pierce Brosnan wore a Seamaster in Goldeneye, Omega has been the watch brand of choice for James Bond. After launching a special edition for the most recent Bond film, Spectre, two years ago, Omega has now given the world’s most famous secret agent a new wrist companion: the Omega Seamaster 300M “Commander’s Watch” Limited Edition.
As serious James Bond fans are aware, before Agent 007 was a secret agent he was a commander of the British Royal Navy. The new watch is dedicated to his rank and therefore has been dubbed the “Commander’s Watch.” Fittingly, it bears the colors of Great Britain and its navy: the white ceramic dial features blue, skeletonized hour and minute hands and a red second hand, which it enhanced with a stylized “007” logo. The number 7 in the date window is also colored red, while all other numbers are colored blue. Red and blue are also used as the colors in the rotating bezel. One can choose to wear the watch with the matching NATO strap or with a metal bracelet.
The steel case measures 41 mm and holds the Omega Caliber 2507, which powers the watch. This self-winding movement — with its specially designed rotor featuring the 007 logo and three gold stripes — can be viewed through the sapphire caseback. According to Omega, the three gold stripes are inspired by the Commander’s naval insignia.
Omega will produce (appropriately) 7,007 pieces of the Seamaster 300M “Commander’s Watch” in stainless steel, priced at $5,000. The company will also offer seven pieces in an 18K yellow gold case; it’s U.S. price hasn’t been announced yet, but it will be available for CHF 28,000 before VAT.