Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra for 007 James Bond Previewed In Advance of Spectre

Omega logo redOmega Seamaster Aqua Terra Spectre James Bond - Perpetuelle Spectre, the new James Bond flick starring Daniel Craig as 007, will be out later this year which of course means there will be a new 007 watch.  Actually I wouldn’t be surprised to see more than one Omega featured in Spectre, as was the case for Skyfall.  In Skyfall, three distinct Omega watches were associated with the film, two SMPOs and a Seamaster Aqua Terra.

Unveiled recently is the 41.5mm steel Aqua Terra 150M Master Co-Axial “>15,007 Gauss” watch.  It is “limited” though not really to 15,007 pieces.  The 15,007 gauss rating of course speaks to Omega’s new amagentic technology which is now standard in the “Master Co-Axial” movements as I expounded upon last year (see: Omega Master Co-Axial Calibers Arrive:  What Does it mean? March 2014). The watch dial is reportedly inspired by the Bond Family Coat of Arms — as seen in both dial pattern on the tip of the yellow seconds hand below.

To this watch I say “meh.”

Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra James Bond Coat of Arms - Perpetuelle

By the way, if you want to get really hot and heavy on the topic of Bond watches I recommend my watch friend Dell Deaton’s website – the definitive resource, I think there is now doubt.  Dell Deaton is an expert without equal when it comes to 007 watches.

Omega Speedmaster “Grey Side of the Moon”

Omega Speedmaster Grey Side of the Moon
OMEGA’s new Speedmaster “Grey Side of the Moon”, bearing reference number 311., is hitting stores soon.  This piece is a follow-on to 2013’s highly-demanded Speedmaster “Dark Side of the Moon” (see our “making of the Dark Side of the Moon” video here), and while it shares some similarities, it also features several design elements that distinguish it from any other model the brand has ever introduced, such as grey ceramic case, luminous ceramic bezel, and a sand-blasted platinum dial.
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Introducing the Omega De Ville Central Tourbillon w/ Diamond Bezel

Omega De Ville Central Tourbillon with diamond-set bezel angleview

More than 200 years have passed since the tourbillon was invented and today it is still considered to be the pinnacle of watchmaking. Though not a brand known for its watches containing the heralded complication, and in fact it rarely issues such pieces, Omega’s “center-set” expression of the tourbillon is certainly a unique and eye-catching one.
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OMEGA Seamaster Aqua Terra for the 50th anniversary of Goldfinger

Gold Omega Aqua Terra for 50th Anniversary of Goldfinger 007

A one-of-a-kind piece:  gold bracelet, gold case, gold dial, gold hands, gold.  Created by Omega to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of James Bond epic Goldfinger.  Not gold?  The OMEGA Master Co-Axial calibre 8501 (more on “Master Co-Axial” below) revealed through the transparent crystal caseback.  The rotor is gold, though!

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