James Bond has been wearing the Omega Seamaster since 1995. With a 20-year long partnership, there seems to be no looking back. Here’s a look at all the Omega watches that have graced the wrist of Bond, James Bond.
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Spotlight On: James Bond’s Omega Watches. The Omega Timepieces on 007’s wrist.
Throughout the history of the James Bond franchise, the watches on Agent 007’s wrist have been as varied as the “Bond girls” on his side.
But that all changed with 1995’s Goldeneye. Coinciding with Pierce Brosnan’s first appearance, was the introduction of a new Bond watch – the Omega Seamaster.
Bond has been wearing theSeamaster since then, and with a 20-year long partnership, there seems to be no looking back. Here’s a look at all the Omega watches that have graced the wrist of Bond, James Bond:
In 1995, Omega won the bid to be the official watch of Agent 007. This was the start of the relationship between Bond and the Omega Seamaster.
The suave and sophisticated new James Bond, played by Pierce Brosnan, was the first to strap on an Omega – and they chose a professionally-oriented diver watch.
Brosnan first donned the quartz edition Seamaster 300M Professional in GoldenEye, followed by an automatic and chronometer rated model in the next three films.
The next decade saw a rougher, more modern James Bond played by Daniel Craig. He still dons the emblematic blue Seamaster Professional at first, but he then switches to the Planet Ocean.
Water resistant for up to 600M, it allows Bond to get into dangerous situations, even underwater. In 2006’s Casino Royale, he wears the 45 millimeter, rubber strap Planet Ocean. The watch proves pivotal in the movie as it helps save him from underwater trouble.
It was followed by two more Planet Ocean models, but the watch would no longer be used as a gadget for the next two films. In 2008’s Quantum of Solace, he wears a smaller model with a 42mm case, metallic bezel, and steel bracelet.
And for the 2012 movie, Skyfall, Omega released the limited editionSeamaster Planet Ocean 007 Skyfall Watch.
The watch Is a special version of the Planet Ocean steel model, outfitted with a matte black ceramic bezel, and a 007 marker in place of the 7th hour.
Bond was most often seen wearing tool and dive watches, but he also donned an O-mega Seamaster Aqua Terra in the 2012 movie, Skyfall.
This was a surprising choice, given that it is simpler yet dressier than the tool watches he used to wear. He wore a nautical-inspired striped blue dial model, with a matching a steel bracelet.
And finally, for the latest bond movie, Spectre, the Omega watch came back in a really big way.
Not only did they create a specific limited-edition watch for the movie, it also returned to becoming a gadget-watch, after having no particular role in the previous 3 movies.
The Seamaster 300 Spectre LE features a vintage-military inspired look with its patinated indexes and NATO strap. It featured a countdown and a bomb that helped Bond save the day, once again.
The next Bond film is slated for release in 2019. It’s Daniel Craig’s fifth, and final performance, as Agent 007. We are psyched to see what he’ll wear on his wrist. And one thing is for sure – it will be an O-mega.
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