Formerly known as the La Generale Watch Co., Louis Brandt founded it in La Chaux-de-Fonds in 1848. In 1903, they renamed their company Omega until 1982, when they officially changed their name to Omega SA. They are today part of the Swiss Swatch Group.
The first Omega Seamasters was based loosely around waterproof watches made for the Royal Navy at the close of WW2. What made the Seamaster appealing was its use of an O-Ring gasket which gave it temperature and depth resistance. In 1955, the Swiss Laboratory for Watch Research tested out 50 Seamaster cases with a 60-meter depth rating. Omega was so confident that they strapped one to the outside of a plane and flew it over the North pole in 1956. Lindy Hemming, the costume designer, chose the first Bond Omega, a Seamaster 300M Quartz, for Pierce Brosnan’s “Goldeneye” Bond debut in 1995.
Our Omega Seamaster 007 Edition, No Time To Die, was made for the film release in 2020. It is the 25th year that Omega and Bond share a screen. The 42mm facet edged Grade 2 Titanium case curves over your wrist with "twisted" bevelled lugs. On the right side, a screw-down signed crown protected by shoulders. The rotating bezel is unidirectional, with angled edges for grip and a brown tropical 60 minutes dive insert. The numerals have a coating in light Old Radium SuperLuminova. On the left side, a Helium escape valve. Domed anti-reflective coated sapphire crystal protects the matte brown dial. Applied disc and baton indexes coated in light Old Radium SuperLuminova mark the hours. Skeletonised sword hands have luminescence infill. The sweeping second’s hand has a red tip and lollipop counterweight. At 6 o’clock, a 'Pheon' arrow, the text is expertly applied, reminding us of the Navy connection 007 has. Above Omega proudly states, “CO‑AXIAL MASTER CHRONOMETER, 300m/1000 ft. On the reverse, Omega has designed a new system of locking the case back, a ceramic Naiad locking system. The system is patented. The patent roughly states it's a locking system designed for a screw-down case back that allows the user to orient engravings in proper alignment without matching a given case back to a given case. “Naiad” is Greek for mythical water spirits. A deep engraving of the 'Pheon' arrow and the model reference in the center. Inside an Automatic Omega Cal. 8806, 35 jewels, 25,200 beats per hour. Omega uses modern materials to achieve accuracy, reliability, such as a silicon hairspring and a Titanium balance wheel. Resistant to magnetic fields reaching 15,000 gauss. The rotor is bidirectional for improved efficiency. Certified Master Chronometer, approved by METAS, ”Swiss National Metrology Institute”. The watch goes through COSC certification before being selected for the eight tests run by METAS. This watch comes fitted on its Omega Grade 2 Titanium mesh bracelet with an adjustable buckle and push-button release.
Points of Mention
This watch is sold with its original Omega box and Omega paperwork. The watch comes paired on its original Omega titanium bracelet with a signed titanium Omega buckle. The watch is from February 2020 and is sold in worn condition, but overall great condition as you can see. The watch comes with its original manufacturer warranty which is able to be used by whoever owns the watch and has the guarantee card.
This is by far the nicest "Bond" edition Omega has done in my personal opinion, as a vintage fan the design of this really speaks to me and the fact they have done it in a very modern way is fantastic. The use of titanium is interesting and whilst typically I am not a fan of titanium watches, this has surprised me as a super comfortable and incredibly versatile watch. This will easily make a collector very happy and being able to save some money on retail for a nearly new watch is always a big bonus.