OMEGA Seamaster Planet Ocean 600m “Quantum of Solace” Limited Edition watch was actually released on the occasion of the releasing of James Bond movie QUANTUM OF SOLACE (November 2008), produced by Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli for EON Productions and directed by Marc Forster, with Daniel Craig reprising his role as James Bond.
The “Quantum of Solace” watch has all the features which have made the Seamaster Planet Ocean one of the world’s most popular timepieces: features include OMEGA’s calibre 2500 self-winding chronometer movement fitted with the revolutionary Co-Axial Escapement, which reduces friction while offering better accuracy over time, and it has a power reserve of 48 hours. A free sprung balance further increases its precision.
The “Quantum of Solace” watch is perfectly designed for diving: it is water resistant to a depth of 600 metres (2000 feet) and has both a helium escape valve and a unidirectional rotating bezel.
The OMEGA Seamaster Planet Ocean 600m “Quantum of Solace” also has some unique details distinguishing it from other Bond watches which give it a personality all of its own: it has a black dial whose textured surface is reminiscent of the grip of Bond’s trademark Walther PPK.
The “Quantum of Solace” Limited Edition features white Super-LumiNova on its indexes and hands; the words “Quantum of Solace” are discreetly laser-engraved on the inside of its sapphire crystal. The OMEGA name and logo and the Arabic numerals are applied on the dial. The blood red tip of the seconds hand and the Seamaster logo present a stark contrast to the black dial. The watch was released in a limited edition of 5,007 pieces.
This is undeniably a James Bond watch: a 007 logo is engraved on the buckle of the stainless steel bracelet. Another 007 logo appears on the caseback which also features the engraved words “Planet Ocean Limited Edition” whose black chromium treatment recalls the colour of the black dial.
On the caseback is the limited edition number (0000/5007). The OMEGA Seamaster Planet Ocean 600m ”Quantum of Solace” Limited Edition, 45.5mm is delivered in an elegant black presentation box whose texture reflects the watch’s dial. The inside of the presentation box proudly announces its lineage with the words, “Quantum of Solace”.