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Friday, August 14, 2015

James Bond 007 Star Daniel Craig And The Omega Seamaster 300 ‘Spectre’ Watch

Daniel Craig wearing the Omega Seamaster 300 ”Spectre” limited edition at the Omega factory in Villeret, Switzerland

Daniel Craig, the current star of the 007 James Bond film franchise recently visited the Omega factory in Villeret, Switzerland, to witness production of the limited edition Omega Seamaster 300 “Spectre” watch. It’s the same model worn by Craig during the filming of the 24th and latest film, Spectre, scheduled for a November 6 release in the US.

The timepiece will be available in select Omega boutiques in September and will be limited to 7,007 pieces. The Seamaster has been James Bond’s watch for 20 years, since the 1995 release of GoldenEye. This will be the first time a watch from the movie will be released to the general public. Prior to this, only commemorative editions have been released in partnership with the movie franchise.

The Omega Seamaster 300 ”Spectre” limited edition

The Omega Seamaster 300 “Spectre” features a bi-directional, rotating 12-hour diving bezel, made from black, polished ceramic, combined with a “LiquidMetal” (a proprietary zirconium-based alloy). It also has the "lollipop" central seconds hands, as well as the five-stripe black and grey NATO strap. The gun logo is engraved on the strap holder.

Each watch is engraved with the serial number on the back along with the Spectre film logo. The watch is powered by the Omega Master Co-Axial caliber 8400.

Joining Craig during his manufacturing tour was Nick Hayek, Swatch Group CEO, and Stephen Urquhart, president of Omega. The actor was shown the production process that goes into making the new watch.

“I think what was so impressive was the fact that these watches are made from the ground up,” Craig said. “You start with nothing, and then there’s suddenly a working watch. That’s the beauty of it.” 

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