The iconic James Bond gun barrel sequence has been a staple of all movies in the franchise since Dr. No in 1962 and has consequently become a global fan favorite. On the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the James Bond franchise, Omega pays tribute to this opening scene by transferring it to the its latest special edition honoring the British Secret Service character, the Seamaster Diver 300M James Bond 60th Anniversary.
Inspired by the very same Seamaster that Pierce Brosnan wore in GoldenEye in 1995, the movement of this 42mm stainless steel timepiece features a unique mechanism in the form of the silhouette of Bond and a spinning gun barrel design, visible through the case back. This dynamic scene plays out beneath the sapphire pane, decorated with micro-structured metallization. As the patent pending “moiré” effect animation is linked to the running of the “lollipop” central seconds hand, it is always in action. Speaking of action, here’s a quick look at how the watch looks in real life:
The watch, which features a helium-escape valve, is driven by a Co-Axial Master Chronometer Calibre 8806 with a 55-hour power reserve. It is presented on a mesh-style bracelet, reflecting the style of James Bond’s Omega watch in No Time To Die.
The bezel and dial are both made from blue oxalic anodized aluminum, with the dial featuring the signature, laser-engraved waves, and the bezel sporting a diving scale filled with white Superluminova. As a nod to the commemorative date, a “60” replaces the triangle on the bezel in the usual 12 o’clock position.
The Seamaster Diver 300M James Bond 60th Anniversary retails for $7,600.
In addition to the former, Omega also debuts a second special edition with its own unique attributes. As expected from the name, the Seamaster Diver 300M James Bond 60th Anniversary Canopus Gold is clad into the eponymous white gold alloy known for its brilliant shine and long-lasting beauty. In a nod to the sands of Ian Fleming’s Jamaican home, GoldenEye, the dial is made from natural grey silicon. Thanks to the crystallite structure, the pattern of each watch face is unique.
Referencing the Jamaican flag, the bezel is set with a wreath green and yellow treated natural diamonds in ten different tropical shades, which range from extra dark forest green to a cognac shade, passing through olive, yellow, gold and gold. Two clear diamonds mark the 12 o’clock position. The watch is powered by the Co-Axial Master Chronometer Calibre 8807, which also sports the stunning take on the gun barrel sequence. It is attached to a mesh bracelet in 18K Canopus Gold.
Pricing for the Seamaster Diver 300M James Bond 60th Anniversary Canopus Gold is available upon request.
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