Omega Seamaster Diver 300M Co-Axial Master Chronometer ‘007 Edition’ – Sneak Peek
The 2020 Omega Seamaster Diver 300M James Bond watch in grade 2 titanium (reference: 188.8.131.52.01.001 on NATO) marks the launch of the new ‘007 Edition’ watch for the upcoming movie, No Time To Die.
The movement used — calibre 8806 — is self-winding with a Co-Axial escapement movement allowing for a decent 55 hour power reserve. The movement is very similar to the calibre 8800 movement found in the entry-level Seamasters, and you can read more about the technological advancements of this movement here.
The dial shows the functions of hours, minutes and seconds on a brown tropical aluminium dial. The hour markers are applied, raised, and luminous that contrast well with the brown dial and aide in the watch’s time readability. (Please see our detailed review here for more info on the dial face).
The bezel ring is in brown tropical aluminium with inlay markers. It compliments the dial face and works for people who love to have a stealth look on their watches.
Even though the movement is decorated with a rhodium plated finish and Geneva waves in arabesque, it is presented here inside a closed back that has special numbers engraved on it.
The strap options are two, a striped NATO strap in brown, grey and beige with 007 engraved on a titanium loop, or a Grade 2 titanium mesh bracelet (reference 184.108.40.206.01.001) with an innovative adjustable buckle.
The water resistance is an exceptional— 300m (30 ATM) — on this one.
Cost of these watches: 11,550 AUD (NATO) or 13’075 AUD (bracelet).
Watch Ya Gonna Do About It?
What can we say except it’s the James Bond watch! If you can afford it, sure as hell buy it.
Given it’s a dive watch design and 42mm diameter size, it’s not what one would traditionally classify as a dress watch. However, the specific look of this watch is an exception — owing to this one being slightly slimmer than the entry-level Seamasters due to a domed sapphire crystal — and besides qualifying as a stealth watch, perhaps it will even work for a formal occasion. Versatile, it can also be worn over with weekend with jeans and t-shirt.
Given that the watch is not a limited edition model, we would recommend going in to an Omega boutique and trying one on in person to really marvel it its beauty. Our favourite option out of the two is the one on NATO strap.
Read our full review here to learn why the Seamaster Diver 300M James Bond is the best James Bond watch yet.
Alternatively you can also check out our Infographic on this watch here.
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