Wrist Watching: Update On 007’s Potential Omega Seamaster On The Wrist Of Daniel Craig In The As Yet Untitled ‘Bond 25’
by Nick Gould
In Wrist Watching: The Potentially New Omega Seamaster On the Wrist Of Daniel Craig’s 007 In The As Yet Untitled ‘Bond 25, I made an educated guess as to 007’s upcoming wristwatch based on images taken of the watch during filming in Jamaica.
Filming on the new (and still untitled) 25th film in the James Bond series has now shifted to London, and footage appearing in the media has confirmed the reappearance of the Aston Martin V8 from The Living Daylights, as well as the movie’s star Daniel Craig in more scenes in a suit and tie while sporting a split lip and bruised knuckles.
Recent set photographs have also allowed a much better look at the Omega Seamaster 007 for Bond 25 on 007’s wrist, so here’s an update.
007’s Omega worn on the set of the as-yet untitled ‘Bond 25’
Bond appears to be wearing the watch on a steel mesh bracelet. Its bezel is graduated for 60 minutes and boasts beige numerals lasered in what could be liquidmetal (a proprietary metal alloy belonging to Omega). The hour markers on the black dial appear to have the same color palette as the numerals on the bezel, and the classic Seamaster sword-shaped hands have luminous tips.
As for the case material, it’s pretty difficult to tell whether it is stainless steel or titanium, but thanks to the mesh bracelet I’m leaning toward stainless steel.
The most surprising detail is the “arrow” symbol above the marker at 6 o’clock. The symbol looks like the arrow marking that appeared on Omega timepieces used by the British Armed Forces.
That would be a pretty cool nod to those vintage timepieces and the fictitious James Bond’s “official” rank, which is that of commander in the Royal Navy Reserves.
We will have to wait and see if more photographs pop up showing the watch in all its glory before the film is released.
As for it having any extra Q Branch tricks up its sleeve, we’ll have to wait for the movie! And if you haven’t seen it yet, check out Wrist Watching: The Potentially New Omega Seamaster On the Wrist Of Daniel Craig’s 007 In The As Yet Untitled ‘Bond 25.
Updated Quick Facts Omega Seamaster 007 for Bond 25 (speculative specs)
Case: 42 mm, stainless steel (or perhaps titanium) with helium escape valve
Movement: automatic Caliber 8800, magnetic resistance 15,000 Gauss, 35 jewels, 25,200 vph/3.5 Hz frequency, power reserve 55 hours; Master Chronometer certification
Functions: hours, minutes, seconds
Possible Q Branch additions: twisting the helium escape valve counter clockwise and pressing it down activates a temporary electromagnetic pulse (EMP) to disable electronics
Bonus feature: arrow designating it as a military timepiece.