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Every James Bond OMEGA Watch Worn By 007

A Comprehensive Guide

When it comes to iconic characters in film, James Bond stands tall as one of the most legendary and enduring figures in cinema history. Known for his sophistication, wit, and daring escapades, Bond has captivated audiences for decades. Alongside his charm and gadgets, his choice of timepiece has become synonymous with his character. Since the film “GoldenEye” in 1995, James Bond has been proudly wearing OMEGA watches on his wrist, solidifying a partnership that has evolved and enthralled watch enthusiasts and Bond fans alike. In this article, we will dive into the world of James Bond’s OMEGA watches, exploring the evolution of this collaboration and the remarkable timepieces that have graced the silver screen.

Key Takeaways

  • OMEGA has been the official watch brand for James Bond since the film “GoldenEye” in 1995.
  • The OMEGA watches worn by James Bond blend style, sophistication, and functionality.
  • Each Bond film introduces a new OMEGA timepiece, showcasing the latest in design and innovation.
  • Limited edition releases have become highly sought-after collectibles for both watch enthusiasts and Bond fans.
  • OMEGA watches worn by James Bond often feature special details, such as unique dials, engravings, or commemorative logos.
  • The Bond-OMEGA collection includes a variety of models suitable for both men and women, offering a range of styles and sizes.

OMEGA Watches and the Bond Legacy

As a luxury Swiss watchmaker, OMEGA has a rich heritage dating back to 1848. Its reputation for precision and innovation aligns perfectly with the world of James Bond. OMEGA watches have accompanied the legendary spy on countless missions, capturing the imagination of fans worldwide.

OMEGA Seamaster Diver 300M (GoldenEye, 1995)

The OMEGA Seamaster Professional 300M Quartz (Reference 2541.80.00), a 41 mm steel watch that was notably used in the movie as a laser cutter using a helium valve, also has some real-life (far safer) benefits. An end-of-battery-life indicator and a date window at 3 o’clock are both included into the sporty-looking quartz model, which has a 42-month battery life. The model is water-resistant to 300 m due to the helium escape valve and screw-in crown. Bond was prepared to face Auric Goldfinger at any time thanks to his luminescent hands and anti-reflective, scratch-resistant domed sapphire crystal. The timepiece’s stylish blue dial with the collection’s unique wave pattern, however, gave him the ability to charm his way from Russia to Monte Carlo.

OMEGA Seamaster Diver 300M (GoldenEye, 1995)
OMEGA Seamaster Diver 300M (GoldenEye, 1995)

OMEGA Seamaster Professional 300M (Tomorrow Never Dies, 1997 The World is Not Enough – 1999,Die Another Day – 2002 )

The OMEGA Seamaster Professional 300M (Ref. 2531.80.00) that appeared in Tomorrow Never Dies would remain with Bond for the next three films. The dial and design elements of this watch are identical to those on the quartz watch that Pierce Brosnan wore in 1995, but it is a self-winding chronometer with a rhodium-plated finish.It is driven by the OMEGA 1120 calibre and has a 44-hour power reserve. The screw-in crown, helium escape valve, and date display at 3 o’clock are all present on the watch once more. Of course, the model’s introduction didn’t just make a commotion in the watch industry; in the 1997 and 2002 Bond films, it also served as a remote bomb detonator, saving Bond’s life.

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OMEGA Seamaster Professional 300M (Tomorrow Never Dies, 1997 The World is Not Enough – 1999,Die Another Day – 2002 )
OMEGA Seamaster Professional 300M (Tomorrow Never Dies, 1997 The World is Not Enough – 1999,Die Another Day – 2002 )

OMEGA Seamaster Planet Ocean 600M (Casino Royale, 2006)

Not only did performers change in 2006, but watches did as well. In the movie Casino Royale, Daniel Craig is wearing not one, but two Seamaster models. Both are frustratingly devoid of gadgets, but that doesn’t mean the new James Bond wasn’t outfitted. The Co-Axial Calibre 2500 drives the 41 mm steel OMEGA Seamaster Professional 300M Co-Axial chronometer (Ref. 2220.80.00).

Another model from the lineup, which debuted in 2005, is also featured. The 45.5 mm-wide steel OMEGA Seamaster Professional Planet Ocean chronometer (Ref. 2900.50.91) with a black rubber strap. No matter how hectic things get, the watch is easy to spot with its black dial and matching unidirectional spinning bezel. With its 600 m of water resistance, Le Chiffe’s yacht is definitely open to being snooped on by Bond. The self-winding Co-Axial calibre 2500 is utilized once more. Co-Axial calibers quickly seem to be a requirement for the undercover agent.

OMEGA Seamaster Planet Ocean 600M (Casino Royale, 2005)
OMEGA Seamaster Planet Ocean 600M (Casino Royale, 2005)
OMEGA Seamaster Planet Ocean 600M (Casino Royale, 2006)
OMEGA Seamaster Planet Ocean 600M (Casino Royale, 2006)

OMEGA Seamaster Professional Planet Ocean 600M (2008’s Quantum of Solace)

Even if many Bond fans felt that Quantum of Solace fell short of their expectations, at least he wore a respectable timepiece, the OMEGA Seamaster Professional Planet Ocean 600M (Ref. 2201.50.00). The model, which measures 42 mm and comes on a stainless-steel band, is smaller than its brother from Casino Royale. The watch has a black dial and bezel, an anti-reflective sapphire crystal, a date window at 3 o’clock, and other similar features to its cousin. The certified chronometer is driven by a Co-Axial calibre 2500.

OMEGA Seamaster Professional Planet Ocean 600M (2008's Quantum of Solace)
OMEGA Seamaster Professional Planet Ocean 600M (2008’s Quantum of Solace)

OMEGA Seamaster Planet Ocean 600M Skyfall Edition (Skyfall, 2012)

A memorable moment for watch aficionados has to be the sight of James Bond sporting the OMEGA Seamaster Planet Ocean 600M OMEGA Co-Axial 42mm (Ref. 232.30.42.21.01.001) as he hijacks and drives a military tank. The 42 mm steel watch with a black dial and bezel offers the same features as the two Planet Ocean models we have already seen.

Bond is always ready to look sophisticated in a Saville Row suit, and in Skyfall he switches up his Planet Ocean for the OMEGA Seamaster Aqua Terra 150M (Ref. 231.10.42.21.03.003) for a meeting with M. The Aqua Terra sunbrushed, lacquered dials evoke the wooden decks on luxury sailboats thanks to the vertical lined Teak Concept pattern. The 41.5 mm stainless-steel case again houses the notably shockproof OMEGA Master Co-Axial calibre 8500, featuring the same qualities as the OMEGA Seamaster Planet Ocean 600M OMEGA Co-Axial 42mm (Ref. 232.30.42.21.01.001). However, the calibre is resistant to magnetic fields greater than 15,000 gauss (hence its ‘Master’ status). Again, the wearer can admire the movement through the transparent caseback.

In case the audience hasn’t had enough OMEGA moments for one film, the most observant viewers will have noticed that the London Underground chase scene sees villain Raoul Silva (played by Tiago Rodriguez) conveniently cruise past some OMEGA advertising for an OMEGA Seamaster Planet Ocean and an OMEGA Seamaster Aqua Terra.

OMEGA Seamaster Planet Ocean 600M OMEGA Co-Axial 42mm (Ref. 232.30.42.21.01.001)
OMEGA Seamaster Planet Ocean 600M OMEGA Co-Axial 42mm (Ref. 232.30.42.21.01.001)
OMEGA Seamaster Aqua Terra 150M (Ref. 231.10.42.21.03.003)
OMEGA Seamaster Aqua Terra 150M (Ref. 231.10.42.21.03.003)

OMEGA Seamaster 300 Spectre Limited Edition (Spectre, 2015)

In one of the opening scenes of the 2015 film Spectre, the undercover agent continues to wear the dressier Aqua Terra while he shoots from a rooftop in Mexico. The third-generation edition of the OMEGA Seamaster Aqua Terra (Ref. 231.10.39.21.03.001) is designated as “Master Co-Axial.” Unfortunately, it is no longer being produced. The date window was eliminated and a center-link bracelet was added to the stainless-steel watch with a blue display. Unimpressed, Bond asks, “Does it do anything?” as Q hands it to him, to which Q coolly responds, “It tells the time – might help with your punctuality issues.”

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OMEGA Seamaster 300 (Ref. 233.32.41.21.01.001)
OMEGA Seamaster 300 (Ref. 233.32.41.21.01.001)

Keeping it traditional
The alluring Dr. Madeleine Swann, played by Léa Seydoux, later sneaks up on a trapped Bond, steals his watch, and uses its explosive function to save the day. The OMEGA Seamaster 300 (Ref. 233.32.41.21.01.001) is that particular design. Actually, the edition is a modernized version of the Seamaster 300 model from 1957. The timepiece, which is presented in a 41 mm stainless-steel case, is distinctive in many aspects. One feature is a black ceramic bi-directional bezel ring with a Liquidmetal 12-hour scale. The watch also features the brand’s central seconds hands, which are shaped like a “lollipop,” and has rhodium-plated hands with a vintage blue Super-Luminova coating.

It comes with a 5-stripe black and grey NATO strap – otherwise known as the James Bond NATO Strap. In a new first, the exact model is also available to the public, with 7,007 models having been made. Driving the watch is the highly innovative OMEGA Master Co-Axial calibre 8400, which, like the calibre 8500, is resistant to magnetic forces up to 15,000 gauss. It has a 60-hour power reserve and is water-resistant to 300 m.

Finally, showcased alongside Bond’s chic black leather driving gloves as he revs the engine, we see a flash of a mystery watch… The classic OMEGA Chronograph Caliber 321 (Ref. ST 101.010), according to some, is what it is. Why not try some watch-spotting for yourself and see if you can be the one to save the day and solve the mystery if this post has made you feel like 007?

OMEGA Seamaster Diver 300M 007 Edition (No Time to Die, 2021)

Last but not least, in October 2021, we will finally be able to view Craig’s final performance as James Bond. Surprisingly, he wears the Seamaster Diver 300M “007” Edition despite his passion for the OMEGA Seamaster Aqua Terra models. Additionally, he participated in its design. The 42 mm variant is made of Grade 2 Titanium and is displayed on a mesh bracelet or NATO strap. The dial and unidirectional rotating bezel ring, on the other hand, are composed of brown aluminum. Let’s see if Super-LumiNova helps Bond in the movie. It guarantees that the watch’s indices, hands, and diving scale are visible around-the-clock.

The Seamaster Diver 300M “007” Edition
The Seamaster Diver 300M “007” Edition

The timepiece is powered by the brand’s Co-Axial Master Chronometer 8806. The self-winding movement has a 55-hour power reserve. Already available in OMEGA boutiques, the timepiece costs 9,000 euros presented on the titanium bracelet, or 7,900 euros presented on the dark brown, grey and beige NATO strap.

Disclaimer: The views expressed in this article are based on the author’s interpretation and analysis of the Bond-OMEGA collaboration and may not reflect the opinions of OMEGA or the creators of the James Bond franchise.

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FAQ: Frequently Asked Questions

1. How did the partnership between James Bond and OMEGA watches begin?

The partnership between James Bond and OMEGA watches began with the 1995 film “GoldenEye.” Prior to that, Bond had been associated with another famous watch brand. However, OMEGA saw an opportunity to align their brand values of precision, innovation, and sophistication with the iconic character of James Bond. OMEGA’s Seamaster Diver 300M was chosen as the timepiece for Bond, and since then, it has become an integral part of his ensemble, symbolizing both style and functionality.

2. Are the OMEGA watches worn by James Bond available for purchase?

Yes, many of the OMEGA watches worn by James Bond are available for purchase. OMEGA has released special editions inspired by the watches seen in the Bond films. These limited edition timepieces often feature unique design elements and commemorative details, making them highly sought after by both watch collectors and Bond enthusiasts. However, it’s important to note that some of these special editions may have limited availability and can be quite exclusive.

3. Do the OMEGA watches worn by James Bond have any special features?

Yes, the OMEGA watches worn by James Bond often incorporate special features that align with Bond’s adventurous lifestyle. For example, many of the Seamaster models worn by Bond are water-resistant, making them suitable for underwater missions. Additionally, these watches are often equipped with chronometer-certified movements, ensuring exceptional timekeeping accuracy. Some models also feature unique dial designs, such as the “lollipop” seconds hand or special logos, paying tribute to the Bond franchise.

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4. Can I wear an OMEGA watch like James Bond even if I’m not a secret agent?

Absolutely! OMEGA watches are not exclusive to secret agents like James Bond. The Bond-OMEGA collection has gained popularity among watch enthusiasts and fans of the franchise. These watches embody a sense of sophistication, craftsmanship, and adventure. Whether you’re attending a formal event or going on a thrilling adventure of your own, an OMEGA watch can elevate your style and provide reliable timekeeping, just like it does for 007.

5. Are the OMEGA watches worn by James Bond only for men?

No, the OMEGA watches worn by James Bond are not limited to men. While Bond traditionally wears larger, masculine timepieces, OMEGA offers a wide range of watch models suitable for both men and women. The Seamaster and other OMEGA collections include various sizes and styles that cater to different preferences. So, if you’re a fan of James Bond and OMEGA, you can find a watch that suits your personal style, regardless of your gender.

6. Do the OMEGA watches worn by James Bond come with a warranty?

Yes, all OMEGA watches come with a warranty. OMEGA provides a warranty period for their timepieces to cover any manufacturing defects or faults that may arise during normal use. The specific terms and duration of the warranty may vary depending on the watch model and the region in which it was purchased. It’s always recommended to consult OMEGA’s official website or contact an authorized retailer for detailed information regarding the warranty coverage for a specific watch.

7. Are the OMEGA watches worn by James Bond limited edition?

Some of the OMEGA watches worn by James Bond are indeed limited edition models. OMEGA has released special editions to coincide with the release of certain Bond films or to commemorate significant milestones in the franchise. These limited edition timepieces often feature unique design elements, such as special engravings, dial details, or straps, making them highly collectible. However, OMEGA also offers regular production models inspired by Bond’s watches, which are not limited in quantity.

8. Can I wear an OMEGA watch in water, just like James Bond?

Yes, many OMEGA watches, including those worn by James Bond, are water-resistant and designed for aquatic activities. However, it’s important to note that the water resistance capabilities can vary depending on the specific model. OMEGA provides water resistance ratings for their watches, usually indicated in meters or bar units. It’s essential to consult the watch’s documentation or reach out to an authorized retailer to understand the water resistance level and any recommended usage guidelines for a particular OMEGA watch.

9. Are the OMEGA watches worn by James Bond automatic or quartz?

OMEGA offers both automatic and quartz movements in their watches, and the OMEGA watches worn by James Bond feature a combination of these movements. The earlier models, such as those worn by Pierce Brosnan’s Bond, often had automatic movements, which are powered by the motion of the wearer’s wrist. In recent films, watches with quartz movements have also been featured. Quartz movements rely on a battery for power and offer high precision and convenience. The choice of movement depends on the specific watch model and its intended functionality.

10. Can I find OMEGA watches worn by James Bond at authorized retailers?

Yes, authorized OMEGA retailers typically carry a selection of watches from the Bond-OMEGA collection. These retailers have a direct partnership with OMEGA and can provide genuine OMEGA watches with the associated warranty. It’s advisable to visit OMEGA’s official website or contact a local authorized retailer to inquire about the availability of specific Bond-inspired OMEGA watches and any exclusive offerings or events related to the Bond-OMEGA collaboration.

Conclusion

The partnership between James Bond and OMEGA watches has left an indelible mark on the world of horology. From the iconic blue dial of the Seamaster Diver 300M in “GoldenEye” to the rugged elegance of the Seamaster Planet Ocean in “No Time to Die,” each OMEGA timepiece worn by 007 has become an emblem of style and sophistication. The collaboration between Bond and OMEGA has not only showcased the evolution of the brand’s watchmaking prowess but has also provided enthusiasts and fans with the opportunity to own a piece of cinematic history.

As we anticipate future Bond films and their accompanying OMEGA watches, it’s clear that this collaboration will continue to push the boundaries of design, technology, and storytelling. So, whether you’re a dedicated watch collector, a fervent Bond fan, or simply someone who appreciates the craftsmanship of a remarkable timepiece, the world of James Bond’s OMEGA watches is a captivating journey into the realm of elegance, adventure, and enduring style.

Disclaimer: The views expressed in this article are based on the author’s interpretation and analysis of the Bond-OMEGA collaboration and may not reflect the opinions of OMEGA or the creators of the James Bond franchise.

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