As surely as James Bond orders his martini’s “shaken not stirred”, you knew this watch was coming. As it has done on several occasions since 2002 (the 40th anniversary of the Bond Bond films), Omega is releasing a limited-edition watch — the Seamaster SKYFALL — to accompany the latest film which opens worldwide in November. In addition to the usual features found on the Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean (600m rating, He valve, Superlume indices, et. al.), the watch has a few nice James Bond touches such as the “007″ logo at the 7 o’clock position and the “SKYFALL 007″ logo engraved on the rotor of the exemplary Omega co-axial Caliber 8507 movement. The dial also has a superb pattern of etched horizontal lines that give a great visual effect (see close up photo below). I find this piece vastly superior to the Omega James Bond 50th Anniversary Watch both in terms of looks and movement quality. Though I would prefer lower production numbers and a 45.5mm case size, the new Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean Skyfall Edition is an easy winner.
SKYFALL is actor Daniel Craig’s third installment as Bond and the seventh Bond film to feature an Omega
Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean “SKYFALL” Edition
“Limited Edition” 5,007 pieces
42mm brushed and polished steel case, automatic mechanical Omega co-axial Caliber 8507 (silicon balance spring; black-varnished engraving of the SKYFALL 007 logo) matching bracelet with diver’s extension and “007″ logo
The applied indices on the matte black dial, along with the polished, faceted, rhodium-plated hands, are coated with white Super-LumiNova, which emits a light blue glow in the dark. The only exception is the minute hand, which glows green instead, as does the dot on the diving bezel.
Note the horizontal etched lines and also at the 7 o’clock position is a “007″ logo: