The year 1969 was a momentous one at that, with the world celebrating many impressive feats in one given year – you know, there was that whole moon landing triumph.
Another, although not as significant, was the changing of the guards of leading James Bond actor, with the great Sean Connery hanging up his wool-silk threads only to be replaced by Australian George Lazenby in On Her Majesty's Secret Service - the sixth film in the illustrious James Bond franchise.
To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the widely received film, Omega has officially launched a complete replete of the Seamaster 300m divers watch, with significant 007 details that any true Bond connoisseur can appreciate.
This new Seamaster 300m diver comes with a 42mm stainless steel case and features a black PVD on a stunning black ceramic dial with a spiral-brushed gun barrel design, an Omega caliber 8800 movement with a solid 55 hours power reserve and has a Master Chronometer certification. On the side of the case, Omega has placed an 18K yellow gold plate engraved with its unique Limited Edition number. The same yellow gold has also been used to create the hands and indexes, including the index at 12 o'clock. For die-hard Bond fans, you'll notice the symbol at 12 o'clock is that of the Bond family coat-of-arms, first introduced in 'On Her Majesty's Secret Service.'
Another surprise watch enthusiasts and Bond fans alike will find rather amusing is on the 7th day of each month, the number seven on the date window uses the same font as the 007 logo; a pleasurable touch! There is also a hidden '50' on the 10 o'clock index, which appears by night as a secret signature within the Super-LumiNova.
Partnerships are forever
Omega's enduring connection to the James Bond franchise is an important one at that for the Swiss watchmaker.
President and CEO Mr. Raynald Aeschlimann describing 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 was first introduced to the James Bond world in 1995 in the feature film GoldenEye, when the spy was first seen on-screen wearing his own Seamaster Diver 300M. Since then, the Swiss watchmaker and English secret agent have gone on to create one of the most iconic cinema relationships in history.
This Seamaster is extremely limited to only 7007 pieces and is available immediately in Australia for a retail price of $9250
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