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Omega Seamaster Diver 300m Commanders Watch Limited Edition


Omega Seamaster Diver 300m Commanders Watch Limited Edition

Omega Seamaster Diver 300m Commanders Watch Limited Edition

This article was first published in HODINKEEIntroducing The Omega James Bond Omega Seamaster Diver 300M ‘Commander’s Watch’ Limited Edition by  on JULY 5, 2017

It’s not a detail that perhaps most fans of Daniel Craig’s James Bond will necessarily know, but Bond, historically, has often been portrayed as holding the rank of Commander in the Royal Navy.

The literary Bond’s full title would be Commander James Bond, CMG, RNVR; RNVR is for Royal Navy Volunteer Reserve and CMG refers to his membership in the Most Distinguished Order of Saint Michael and Saint George (that he is a Companion of the Order is mentioned in the novel From Russia With Love, in a dossier on Bond compiled by SPECTRE). 

In the films there have been varying interpretations of Bond’s military rank but in the books at least, it was not a cover or an honorarium but a reflection of Bond’s service during World War II, in the Royal Navy (though it is also thought by Bond scholars that his background must reflect service with SOE, the Special Operations Executive).

Daniel Craig’s Bond appears to have served in either the SAS or SBS (Vesper Lynd, in Casino Royale, refers to “ex-SAS types with easy smiles and expensive watches”) before joining MI6, but in You Only Live Twice, The Spy Who Loved Me, and Tomorrow Never Dies (this year marks the 50th, 40th, and 20th anniversaries of the three films respectively) Bond is portrayed in his Royal Navy uniform. 

Omega has launched the Omega Seamaster Diver 300M “Commander’s Watch” Limited Edition at an event in London in order to commemorate Bond’s long use of the Seamaster in films, as well as its long relationship with the Commander.

The use of the Seamaster was according to Omega suggested by costumer Lindy Hemming, who was costume designer for Goldeneye, Tomorrow Never Dies, The World Is Not Enough, Die Another Day, and Casino Royale.

Says Hemming, “I fought for Bond to wear an OMEGA watch because I wanted to change to a watch that I felt was appropriate for a naval commander to wear … my father had been in the RAF but was friendly with navy men and I remember as a child one often visiting us, and he always wore this OMEGA, which fascinated me – this unusually sporty design that looked as though it was built for purpose.”

Omega Seamaster Diver 300m Commanders Watch Limited Edition

The Commander’s Watch Limited Edition is technically identical to other Seamaster 300M Diver’s watches, with a 41mm case, and Omega caliber 2500 movement with co-axial escapement.

The chief difference is in the color scheme, with a strap and bezel that reflects the colors of the ensign of the British Royal Navy.

The bezel is blue ceramic with a Liquidmetal scale, and the dial is white ceramic.

Omega Seamaster Diver 300m Commanders Watch Limited Edition

Omega Seamaster Diver 300m Commanders Watch Limited Edition

The 007 “gun” logo is present on the rotor and also on the tail of the seconds hand; other than that the front of the watch has no 007 branding.

The Commander’s Watch will also be offered in gold; in steel production will be 7,007 pieces and in gold, only seven.

The yellow gold model has a ceramic bezel, white ceramic dial, and Ceragold numerals and markers.

Omega Seamaster Diver 300m Commanders Watch Limited Edition

Omega Seamaster Diver 300m Commanders Watch Limited Edition

Omega Seamaster Diver 300m Commanders Watch Limited Edition

U.S. pricing hasn’t been announced yet but in steel price is CHF 4650, and in gold, CHF 28,000.

We’ll update you with U.S. pricing as soon as it becomes available. You can check out both models of the Seamaster Diver 300M Commander’s Watch LE on Omega.com.

Fore more Omega James Bond Editions follow this link: Omega James Bond Limited Editions

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