Carrying on the tradition of the Seamaster James Bond watch, this stainless steel limited edition model is a professional diver’s watch and carries the spiral motif embossed on the dial as seen in the opening credits of the films as well as the diminutive 007 numerals at the end of the seconds hand. This was also one of the first James Bond watches to incorporate the technically advanced Co-Axial Escapement.
Launched in 2006, and Limited to 10’007 pieces, this exclusive Seamaster has more Bond features than previous models. The James Bond Limited Series adopts the classic design features such as the distinct case design, the curved horns and contrasting polished and brushed surfaces as well as the blue “Bond” bezel and dial.
In true Bond style, eye-catching good looks are combined with a high specification precision machine. The James Bond Limited Series meets with the requisites of a professional diver’s watch as well as passing the rigorous COSC tests that assure its precision as a chronometer. As is required of a professional diver’s watch it is water resistant to 300 metres (1000 feet) and is equipped with a helium escape valve positioned at 10 o’clock.
The helium escape valve allows any atoms of this gas to escape during decompression, a vital function when using a diving bell, as small helium atoms are able to penetrate the case and could cause the watch to explode when expansion occurs during decompression. Other features that distinguish this as a professional diver’s instrument are the screw-in crown and screw-down case back, the uni-directional rotating bezel featuring a luminous dot and the highly visible hands.
The skeleton hour and minute hands are coated with the luminous material SuperLuminova and the seconds hand has a red tip. The 007 logo at the end of the seconds hand sweeps across the spiral motif embossed on the blue dial, making this the most “Bond” of all the Seamasters to date. The applied hour markers and date window at 3 o’clock ensure that Her Majesty’s secret agent keeps all his appointments and the domed scratch-resistant sapphire crystal has received an anti-reflective treatment for optimum clarity.
The 41mm stainless steel case houses the Calibre 2500 self-winding movement with a 48-hour power reserve. It is also one of the first of these robust watches to incorporate a Co-Axial escapement; the proprietary Omega technology that considerably reduces friction in the heart of the watch mechanism and offers improved long-term reliability and accuracy. Performance is further improved by a free-sprung balance that allows for more precise adjustments of the watch. The mechanism is sealed into the case by a screw-down back on which the series number of each limited edition watch is engraved as well as an embossed 007 gun logo.
This James Bond Limited Series watch is fitted with a comfortable brushed and polished stainless steel bracelet featuring a safety clasp with the engraving of the 007 logo.