There are few more stylish watch-wearers in the movie world than James Bond. In fact, regular readers of our blog will remember that we put together a stunning infographic on the watches of MI6’s finest operative. Well, there’ll be a whole new watch to add to that list on November 6th.
That’s the date that the latest film in the long-running franchise will be released. Spectre promises all the usual excellent Bond bits – we anticipate gorgeous women, fast cars and exploding gadgets – but in addition to that, we’ve had our eye on what we consider the most important factor: James Bond’s watch. After all, how the devil can you save the world if you’re always late?
Omega have been Bond’s watch brand of choice since GoldenEye in 1995 – and their relationship continues with Spectre. The Swiss watch company unveiled the latest watch to feature in the films. Say hello to…
The Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra 150M Co-Axial 41.5mm.
So, what are the watch’s specifications? Let’s take a look.
The chronometer features a self-winding movement, and improved accuracy and durability thanks to its co-axial escapement. The domed face is treated to ensure anti-reflection of its scratch-resistant sapphire crystal. The same goes for the transparent back – perfect when getting into scrapes with villains bent on world domination. And, as the name suggests, the watch is water resistant to a depth of 150 metres, or 500 ft for those imperial-minded measurers. And its power reserve? A decent 60 hours.
Omega will also release 15,007 limited editions of the timepieces, as they often do with Bond watches. Unlike previous entries, however, the 007 link is a little more subtle. So we have oscillating weight, visible through the sapphire case at the rear, which resembles the infamous gun barrel. The second hand will feature Bond’s family crest – an aesthetic point which has, seemingly, inspired the entire design. Yours for a little under £5,000.
Of course, even with scratch-resistance and the like, sometimes bad things happen to good watches. That’s why we’re on call to provide repair services. Whether it’s Omega, Breitling, or Rolex watch repairs we’ve got the experience and dedication to bring your timepiece up to scratch. For more information, simply contact us on 0141 946 6333 and we’ll be delighted to help.