Well, well, well — looks like Omega will be releasing a “limited edition” Omega Seamaster James Bond 50th Anniversary Watch this year. For now the details are scant on this watch — credit to HODINKEE for scooping this release via an Omega dealer in the UK who looks to have gotten ahead of itself in posting the watch on its website (the watch has been taken down from the dealer’s site). As you can see in the spy shots below, the Seamaster James Bond 50th Anniversary edition features a “007” theme on dial with a red “50” on the bezel (50th anniversary). The coolest part of this watch is the back — you can see the signature “bullet in a gun barrel” view that is present in the opening sequence of every James Bond movie. The bullet is further inscribed with “50 years of James Bond.” Interestingly, as Hodinkee pointed out, 2012 marks the 50th anniversary of the James Bond film series — though fifty years ago Bond was not wearing an Omega at all.
Omega Seamaster James Bond 50th Anniversary Watch
“Limited edition” of 11,007 pieces
Editor note: given such high production volume, I do not consider this a true limited edition piece — why not make 12,007 pieces in recognition of the year of production (2012) instead?
41mm steel case, automatic mechanical Omega’s caliber 2507 co-axial movement