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o celebrate fifty years of James Bond films, OMEGA is
releasing a special update of the incredibly popular
Seamaster Diver 300m James Bond watch which has
been worn by 007 in every adventure since GoldenEye. The
James Bond 007 50th Anniversary Collector's Piece has been
created in two sizes, 41 mm and 36.25 mm.
The cases of the watches are made of stainless steel and they
feature ceramic bezel rings with diving scales in matt chromium
nitride with the number "50" in red as a reminder that the watch
is celebrating a very special anniversary.
Each version of the watch is presented on a classic brushed and
polished OMEGA-patented screw-and-pin stainless steel
The lacquered black dial features a 007 monogram. The 41 mm
version has 11 applied indexes; the 36.25 mmwatch has ten with
a diamond index at the 7 o'clock position – a reminder that this
watch was created to honour the film history of agent 007. The
indexes are coated with white Super-LumiNova with a blue
emission, allowing ease of reading in all light conditions. There
is a date window at 3 o'clock.
Both versions feature OMEGA’s calibre 2507 self-winding
movement fitted with the revolutionary Co-Axial escapement,
the component that has driven a revolution in mechanical
watchmaking since it was launched in 1999.
The watch is a certified chronometer. Its screw-in case back is
stamped with a gun-barrel design. There is a "bullet" decoration
fixed on the rotor that can be viewed through a central sapphire
crystal with anti-reflective coating inside. The watch also has a
unidirectional rotating bezel. A helium escape valve allows
helium atoms to escape during decompression, particularly
necessary for professional divers operating from diving bells. As
its name suggests, the watch is water resistant up to 300 metres.
The 41 mm version is being produced in a limited edition of
11'007 pieces and the 36.25 mm version in a limited edition of
3'007 pieces.
While some of the advanced features will appeal particularly to
divers, the James Bond 007 50th Anniversary Collector's Piece
will prove irresistible to fans of 007 and to anyone interested in
elegant, distinctive timepieces.
In October 2012, EONProductions will release Skyfall, the 23rd
film in the franchise, withDaniel Craig in the role of James Bond.
You can read our exclusive interviewwithDaniel Craig &Barbara
Broccoli in our Simply Cinema pages.
Seamaster JB50 Woman