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WNS-MDN-5032 - Omega 007 Limited Edition - Central Dial Close Up View

(October 21, 2002)

Omega was pleased to announce that it would continue its association with James Bond in the forthcoming 20th Bond movie "Die Another Day". Bond fans will once again see agent 007's trusty Omega Seamaster Professional in action with unique life-saving features. . .

To celebrate the 40th anniversary of agent 007's first screen appearance, Omega has also produced a limited edition of the Seamaster Professional chronometer that James Bond has worn in the past three Bond movies. Purists will welcome the subtlest of changes that set this particular model apart from James Bond's standard-issue Seamaster. The characteristic blue dial and blue aluminum ring are maintained, though the standard Seamaster's wave imprint makes way for the famous 007 logo with pistol, which is also applied on the dial, as are the luminous hour markers. The watch's exclusivity is shown by the case back, which has the limited-series number engraved at 6 o'clock, as well as the inscription "40 Years of James Bond - Limited Series" surrounding the Omega and 007 logos set in the famous lens motif seen at the start of every Bond movie. The Bond theme is even reflected in the rather unique production run of 10,007 units.

The Omega Seamaster Professional 300M is a perfect example of the elegant sports watch. As James Bond demonstrates, the watch is equally at home when worn with a black tuxedo as it is in the ocean depths. The Seamaster's perfect synthesis of form and function that are indispensable for professional divers. Water resistance is ensured by a screw-in case back and a screw-in crown set into the case middle for extra protection. The scratch-resistant and anti-reflective sapphire crystal is set behind a unidirectional rotating bezel with minute markers, which allows divers to measure their immersion times accurately and safely. The Seamaster is also fitted with the Omega helium escape valve, an Omega invention that allows helium to escape from inside the watch during resurfacing in a diving bell whilst at the same time guaranteeing the watch's water resistance, thus preventing the watch's crystal from being pushed out as the pressure within the bell is gradually returned to normal atmospheric pressure. The watch's stainless steel bracelet has a fold-over safety clasp with a special extension for wearing over a wetsuit. It is opened by two pushbuttons, which must be pressed in simultaneously to avoid the clasp opening inadvertently.

The distinctive "James Bond" watch has a unique design within the Seamaster collection and is available exclusively in stainless steel with a blue dial with wave imprint and luminous hour markers, steel bezel with blue aluminum ring and skeleton hands with luminous inserts. It uses a self-winding movement (Omega calibre 1120) with chronometer certification, which means that the watch has been tested for 360 consecutive hours by the Official Swiss Chronometer Testing Institute (COSC) in the five most common wrist positions at temperatures of between 8 and 38 degrees Celsius. To earn the title of chronometer, a mechanical movement must achieve an average rate of between -4/+6 seconds per day, or a precision of 99/99%, the highest precision attainable by a mechanical movement. Furthermore, the self-winding mechanism guarantees a power reserve of 42 hours when the watch is not being worn.

The year 1948 saw the arrival of the first Omega Seamaster, with a refreshing "elegant sports" design that set it apart from the dress watches of the time. Its popularity was such that research and development in the Seamaster line boomed in the decades following its launch, seeing numerous innovations to improve its robustness and water resistance. The wealth of expertise Omega invests in the Seamaster has earned the collection an exemplary reputation, which is reflected - as in the legendary Speedmaster collection - by the simple word "Professional" appended to the collection's name, indicating that these timepieces are specifically designed to the exacting requirements of the professionals who use them.

Omega was founded in Switzerland over 150 years ago. The company adopted the last letter of the Greek alphabet, or £[ (Omega), as its logo to symbolize its own perfectionism, accomplishment and high quality. True to its name, Omega is intent on further advancing the watchmaker's art and improving its perfection with the use of traditional techniques and high creativity. Omega features four main product families, the Constellation, Seamaster, Speedmaster and De Ville. Omega is a subsidiary of The Swatch Group, the world's largest watchmaker with over 17,000 employees.

Item ID: WNS-MDN-5032

Omega - Seamaster - Professional 300M Limited Edition - RARE and Highly Collectible - The James Bond Wristwatch to celebrate the 40th anniversary of agent 007's first screen appearance (circa 2002) - Number 1311 of 10,007

WNS-MDN-5032 - Omega 007 Limited Edition - Outer Box View

WNS-MDN-5032 - Omega 007 Limited Edition - Edition Number View

WNS-MDN-5032 - Omega 007 Limited Edition - Watch in Box View

WNS-MDN-5032 - Omega 007 Limited Edition - Back Case View

WNS-MDN-5032 - Omega 007 Limited Edition - Full Left Front View

WNS-MDN-5032 - Omega 007 Limited Edition - Omega Press Release Photograph