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Introducing The Omega Seamaster Diver 300M For The 50th Anniversary Of 'On Her Majesty's Secret Service'

Introducing The Omega Seamaster Diver 300M For The 50th Anniversary Of ‘On Her Majesty’s Secret Service’

Brisk Take

As you’re more likely than not mindful at this point, 1969 was per year of extraordinary importance, both socially and horologically. Horologically talking, it was obviously the year that the Omega Speedmaster Professional was first worn on the lunar surface, however it was additionally the year that no less than three of the absolute first programmed chronograph developments were made and also, it was the year that the absolute first quartz wristwatch turned out to be commercially accessible, from Seiko, stamping both the end, and the start, of another period in watchmaking.

For another social symbol of the 1960s it was a time of change also. Sean Connery had backed away from the job of James Bond in the wake of completing You Only Live Twice, and the character was played for the first, and last time, by George Lazenby. The film opened to rather blended surveys. The Daily Mirror critic thought, “He [Lazenby] glances uncomfortably in the part like a size four foot in a size ten gumboot.” Detractors scrutinized Lazenby’s held depiction of Bond, and in different regards, On Her Majesty’s Secret Service also denoted a takeoff from a portion of the impulsive notion and gadgetry of the previous Bond films. In the ensuing many years, nonetheless, the film has accomplished, if not general acclaim from Bond fans, probably some level of regard for precisely those parts of its plot which its initial doubters hated, including a certifiable romantic tale, an extraordinariness in Bond films (and for this situation one with a lamentable ending).

The Seamaster Diver 300M 50th Anniversary Of OHMSS has various call-outs to the film, one of which is fairly uncommon. The dial portrays the view-down-the-rifled-barrel-of-a-gun which opens the credit succession of James Bond films, and the number 7 on the date ring utilizes a similar typeface as that of the number in the renowned 007 logo. At night, there’s a “secret mark” on the 10:00 lume plot, where the number 50 shows up inside the lume circle. The most intriguing element for bad-to-the-bone Bond fans, nonetheless, will be the 12:00 marker, which is an adapted portrayal of the ensign of the Bond family, as found in the film.

In each other regard, this is a standard-issue Seamaster 300M, with a co-hub escapement, 300 meters water opposition, a helium get away from valve, and Master Chronometer certification.

Starting Thoughts

The escutcheon of the Bond family in the film is taken from one of a few genuine Bond family emblems, which at its least complex can be portrayed, in heraldic language, as “Argent, on a chevron sable, three bezants,” or, pretty much, “Silver, on a dark chevron, three gold coins.” For the film originators added a protective cap over the shield, just as a red hand in the upper left corner, meaning a baronet (which is chronologically misguided for Bond, who isn’t a baronet) and the saying, “Orbis Non Sufficit,” or “The World Is Not Enough,” which is obviously the title of a later Bond film. 

With the James Bond establishment giving no indications at all of easing back down, this restricted version of 7,007 pieces is presumably generally alluring to colored in-the-fleece Bond fans who’ll discover the consideration of insider subtleties like the escutcheon engaging albeit, taken all alone, it is a fairly attractive watch regardless, with the gold hands and encompasses for the lume plots sparkling imploringly against the dim dial. The watch is accessible quickly, and in the thing is an intriguing year with regards to terms of the relationship of the James Bond establishment to On Her Majesty’s Secret Service – just as in 1969, 2019 is something of a temporary year for the Bond films too, as long-lasting fan and basic most loved Daniel Craig will venture down from the part upon completion of the at present shooting No Time To Die.

The Basics

Brand: Omega

Model: Seamaster 300M For The 50th Anniversary Of On Her Majesty’s Secret Service

Diameter: 42mm

Case Material: hardened steel, 18k gold numbered plate working on it flank

Dial Color: dark with weapon barrel pattern

Indexes: applied, 18k yellow gold with 18k yellow gold hands

Lume: lists and hands; secret “50” at 10:00

Water Resistance: 300 meters

Strap/Bracelet: rubber strap

The Movement

Caliber: Omega type 8800

Functions: hours, minutes, focus seconds with date

Diameter: 26mm

Power Reserve: 55 hours

Winding: programmed or manual

Frequency: 25,200 vph

Jewels: 35

Chronometer Certified: yes; Master Chronometer/COSC

Estimating & Availability

Price: $6500

Availability: immediate

Limited Edition: yes, 7,007 pieces worldwide

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