For the past 25 of the franchise’s 58-year run, the Omega Seamaster has been the British secret agent’s chosen timepiece in the field. From Golden Eye (1995) the Seamaster 300M had a starring role on 007’s wrist, retrofitted by Q over the years with a detonator, miniature grappling hook, and even a laser. In 2006, Craig made his first appearance in Casino Royale, accompanied by the new Seamaster Diver 300M with its co-axial escapement, and a Seamaster Planet Ocean 600M. No Time to Die is Craig’s last Bond film and, to mark the occasion, Omega has released special editions of its famed diver model.
First launched in 1993, the flagship Diver 300M has built a legacy with professional divers, and become the quintessential Bond watch. In anticipation of the film’s original April release this year and to celebrate the 25th official James Bond film, Omega issued the 42mm Seamaster Diver 300M 007 Edition in December 2019. It’s crafted from Grade 2 Titanium and powered by Omega’s Co-Axial Master Chronometer Calibre 8806. Designed in consultation with Craig, the vintage, military-inspired edition retails from R151,000 and features an aluminium dial with a “tropical” finish — a colour that replicates the ageing of some vintage watch dials — repeated in the bezel ring. The hands, hour, and bezel markers are also a shade of tan, which evokes the aged luminescence of older watches. The “broad arrow” insignia of the British Ministry of Defence appears at 6 o’clock and reinforces its vintage military aesthetic.