We’ve lost count of the number of occasions the Omega Seamaster has rescued James Bond’s life. In Goldeneye, his wristwatch of selection came equipped with a built-in laser cutter and a remote detonator. In The World Is Not Enough, it comprised a grappling hook with 50 ft of high-tensile micro-filament — ideal for abseiling down the side of a Swiss bank, do not you understand? And, in Spectre, it withdrew half Christoph Waltz’s face. Poor guy; great watch. The item is just one multitalented timepiece.
In No Time To Die, Bond will Once More buckle up a Seamaster. What secrets will it be hiding inside its handsome little instance? Anyone’s guess.
Not that it needs to be. For all those folks who didn’t scrape through MI6 fundamental instruction, Bond’s newest opinion — the Omega Seamaster Diver 300M 007 Edition — is available to buy already. And, provided that you’ve got deep enough pockets on your dinner jacket to dig #6,520, you can have this sophisticated slice of this spy life before you see the film.
And no wonder it seems great. Along with also the practicality shows. The latest timepiece to tick its way through Q branch is equipped for whatever a villain, henchman or errant femme fatale may throw at it — and can be obtained on either a NATO strap or mesh bracelet (the latter can be seen worn by Craig in the trailer).
The case measures 42mm, and this particular Seamaster has been crafted out of strong-yet-lightweight Grade 2 Titanium — the first time a Bond watch has been produced in the precious metal. It also sports a brownish tropical aluminium bezel band and dial and, engraved on its caseback, you will find a string of figures that follow the arrangement of these found on real military-issue Omega watches. And one of these amounts is 62 — a slyly knowing reference to the year in which the very first James Bond film, Dr. No, was made.
So, come November, if Bond eventually straps on his newest Seamaster, you might be wearing yours already. However, unlike 007’s watch, yours is not likely to be concealing any dangerous tricks up your sleeves. Which is probably a fantastic thing. In terms of Bond, we’re expecting either a Geiger counter, miniature circular saw or mobile laser beam. It is Craig’s big finish, after all.