Despite the bandwagon of James Bond merchandise being so full that it’s teetering heavily and one of the wheels is broken, the Bond watch has always been the most pivotal and iconic accessory of our great nation’s super-spy. However, Omega’s latest release, paired with Skyfall, is a piece that you can’t afford to cast aside as just another money-spinner.
Bond’s choice for 2012 is themed around Omega’s classic Seamaster Planet Ocean timepiece. The Seamaster is classic and elegant, while its heftier build just nudges on your wrist, reminding you it’s almost time to blow something up – or get to your meeting!
The limited edition 007 theme is pleasingly subtle, with just a hint in the replacement of the number 7 with the classic 007 emblem. The real beauty of this piece is actually the watch face itself, as the special edition features a black back panel, scored with a simple grid, which is contrasted beautifully by the white detailing, helping maintain its understated and sleek design.
As you would expect of any Omega timepiece, the build quality is phenomenal, with new technology ensuring reliable time keeping and water resistance of 600m, making this special edition piece irreplaceable for Bond fans, aspiring secret agents (it’s the perfect double-bluff) or Daniel Craig’s. However, its great strength is in its universal wearability, complementing both smart and casual outfits seamlessly.
Also, if you’re as impressed as me with this piece but for some unimaginable reason don’t want your wrist to be Bond-themed, Omega have crafted an excellent range of Seamaster Planet Ocean watches without the cinematic theme, to be found here.