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Oct 04. 2019
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To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the hit 007 movie “On Her Majesty’s Secret Service”, Swiss luxury watchmaker Omega is launching a limited-edition Seamaster Diver 300M replicated with 007-details. Limited to just 7,007 pieces, the timepiece offers plenty of secret surprises.

Omega has been worn on the wrist of James Bond since “GoldenEye” in 1995 when the spy was first seen on screen wearing his own Seamaster Diver 300M.

The brand’s enduring connection to James Bond is clearly a source of pride for Omega president and chief executive Raynald Aeschlimann, who describes the new Seamaster as a fitting tribute to a classic Bond film and one of cinema’s most iconic characters. “This extraordinary watch is elegant, full of surprises and sure to be extremely popular with collectors and fans of the character, due to its many Bond-related features.”

Omega’s new 42mm Seamaster Diver 300M in stainless steel features a black PVD on black ceramic dial with a spiral-brushed gun barrel design and 9mm bullet head at the centre. On the side of the case, Omega has placed an 18K yellow gold plate engraved with each unique Limited Edition number. 18K yellow gold has also been used to create the hands and indexes, including the index at 12 o’clock, which is inspired by the Bond family coat-of-arms. On the 7th day of each month, the number 7 on the date window uses the same font as the 007 logo. There is also a hidden “50” on the 10 o’clock index, which appears by night as a secret signature within the Super-LumiNova.

The innovation continues inside the watch, thanks to the co-axial master chronometer calibre 8800. With impressive precision, performance and magnetic-resistance of 15,000 gausses, it allows the timepiece to be certified at the industry’s highest standard.

Presented on a black rubber strap, OMEGA’s new Bond watch comes in a stylish 007 black presentation box with gun barrel patterns and bullet head buttons. Inside, there is a travel pouch, as well as a strap changing tool and an additional stainless steel bracelet. This allows you to mix and match the look of your watch as often as you like. It’s at Omega dealers now for Bt226,000.

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