Prestigious Swiss watchmaker OMEGA has created a unique OMEGA Seamaster Aqua Terra model to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Goldfinger (1964), the third film in the James Bond series and the third to star Sean Connery as James Bond. Meticulously crafted in 18K yellow gold, this one-of-a-kind timepiece was sold for 106,000 CHF (Appx. 70,000 GBP) on 17 September 2014 at an exclusive online charity auction handled by Christie’s.
The special edition Seamaster Aqua Terra timepiece has a discreet 38.5 mm 18K yellow gold case and is presented on a matching bracelet. The dial has also been created from 18K yellow gold. The 18K yellow gold hands are coated with Super-LumiNova, making them legible in all lighting conditions. The counterweight in 18K yellow gold on the central seconds is hand crafted in the form of the iconic 007 logo.
The special edition Seamaster Aqua Terra is powered by the OMEGA Master Co-Axial calibre 8501 revealed through its transparent crystal caseback. The one that equips this unique Seamaster Aqua Terra features an 18K yellow gold rotor and bridge, distinguishing it from the 18K red gold normally associated with the movement. The oscillating weight is also made of 18K yellow gold. The mechanical movement delivers extraordinary timekeeping performance and reliability and it is also resistant to magnetic fields greater than 15,000 gauss.
The 18K yellow gold ring around the transparent caseback is engraved with: GOLDFINGER, 50TH ANNIVERSARY, UNIQUE PIECE, ANTI-MAGNETIC, > 15,000 GAUSS. This timepiece is delivered in a special presentation box whose design was inspired by the U.S. Bullion Depository building at Fort Knox.