A Brief History
When you hear the words "Omega Seamaster," you may recognize it as the "Bond Watch." However, this model of watch predates the mystery man himself.
On Omega’s 100th anniversary in 1948, the Omega Seamaster was revealed to the world. It quickly earned the audience’s interest and became the brand's best-seller. It is the oldest model in Omega’s collection, and it is still a hit among the enthusiast.
The Omega Seamaster Diver 300M
In 1957, scuba diving was all the rage. Omega aimed to prove their mettle by rolling out three different masterpieces: The Speedmaster, the Railmaster, and the Seamaster 300.
Omega claimed that it designed the Seamaster 300 for underwater use. However, due to equipment limitations, the watch could not go any further than the depths of 200 meters.
The famous oceanographer Jacques Cousteau and his team wore the watch during their 1963 Conshelf II experiments in the Red Sea. When the divers crossed the depth of 200 meters while wearing the watch, it proved that the watch could go deeper than just 200 meters.
Later on, the bond movies selected the Omega Seamaster as their official timepiece for the series. The mystery men wore the watch throughout their movies. From Pierce Brosnan to Daniel Craig, every James Bond has worn an iteration of Seamaster 300.
From rubber to steel and even vintage straps, the watch can be paired with a vast range of watch straps. Let’s take a brief look at the Omega Seamaster Diver 300M 007 Edition.
The Brilliant Case Design
The latest Bond watch maintains the Seamaster Diver 300M’s iconic design, with its scalloped bezel, bent lyre lugs, and a sleek 60-minute bezel.
The case still measures 42 mm in diameter and 13.15 mm in height. However, instead of the traditional stainless steel, it now uses titanium grade 2 and is completely brushed.
This ensures the case is lighter, more durable, more scratch-resistant, darker in color, and brings a much more classic feel to this watch.
The same holds true for the bezel. While it maintains its 12-sided shape and unidirectional versatility, Omega used titanium to construct the bezel as well.
The Gorgeous Dial
Although the markers and hands are the same shapes as previous models, the dial of this Omega Seamaster Diver 300M 007 is flat. The dial does not come with any no wave pattern, and Omega no longer uses polished ceramic for the dial.
Omega used aluminum to create the dial. There are red "Seamaster" inscription and red arrows on the dial, indicating Bond's career with British intelligence forces. The hands are brushed as well as the rings around the markers, to reinforce the watch’s field look.
The Powerful Movement
Within the case is the 8806 model, the no-date variant of the 8800 model used in the black ceramic SM300.
With co-axial escapement and METAS qualification, this Master Chronometer movement is among the best automated, integrated movements of the modern era. The movement is durable, reliable, and offers high resistance against magnetic fields. It operates at 25,200 vph and offers up to 55 hours of power reserve.
What Do We Have to Say?
The Omega Seamaster series is a fabulous piece of art and fashion. With non-compromised standards and exceptional quality, the Omega Seamaster series offers everything a watch-lover can ever want around their wrist.