Spoiler Alert! James Bond’s Q Watch Gadget In ‘No Time To Die’ Revealed (By Accident?)
by Nick Gould
The global COVID-19 pandemic is still causing problems more than a year after the first cases were detected. This has caused major disruptions to businesses worldwide, including the film industry. The closing of cinemas has been catastrophic on box office sales, drastically reducing revenue.
A major Hollywood film many have been eagerly waiting to see is No Time To Die, the twenty-fifth James Bond film, which will mark Daniel Craig’s last appearance as 007. The world premiere was originally scheduled for March 31, 2020 in London, but due to the pandemic the release of the film has been delayed several times, with the latest release date now scheduled for September 30, 2021.
When production of the film began in 2019, I caught a glimpse of a new Omega watch on Craig’s wrist on photos in the media from filming and shared my thoughts on what it might be and what potential gadgets Q might have installed in Wrist Watching: Update On 007’s Potential Omega Seamaster On The Wrist Of Daniel Craig In The As Yet Untitled ‘Bond 25’.
At the end of 2019, Omega unveiled the Seamaster Diver 300M 007 Edition, revealing the full specifications of the timepiece. In the film, Bond will be wearing a Seamaster housed in a 42 mm titanium case with matching mesh titanium bracelet. The watch offered to the public is the same one worn by Craig onscreen.
In 2020, Omega released a video on its Instagram and YouTube accounts giving a hint as to what type of gadget Q – the head of the research and development division in the British Secret Service of the Bond film series – had installed in the timepiece, but still leaving us guessing.
Fast forward to March 2021 when I saw a post on the official 007 Instagram account introducing a new deck of Top Trumps cards featuring gadgets from Q Branch.
SPOILER ALERT: if you do not wish to know the gadget in Bond’s Omega in No Time To Die, DO NOT READ PAST THIS LINE.
The Q gadget in the Omega Seamaster Diver 300M 007 Edition of No Time to Die
The post contained pictures of three cards. The third card revealed the gadget Q had installed in the Seamaster to aid Bond on his top-secret mission.
It turned out to be the same gadget that I made an educated guess on back in my 2019 article: an electromagnetic pulse (EMP) device. It made sense to me at the time considering Bond’s Omega was mechanical and has a movement rated to withstand magnetism of 15,000 Gauss.
It appears that twisting the helium escape valve counterclockwise and pressing it down activates an electromagnetic pulse (EMP) that disables electronic devices.
While we still don’t know how the watch’s EMP device will come in handy, this is the first time that I can recall a Q gadget being revealed before the release of a 007 film.
With all the delays to the film, and merchandise having already been produced, I think this may have slipped through unintentionally. However, a small but notable and fun spoiler has been revealed.
Fingers crossed that No Time To Die really does get released in September 2021!
For more information, please visit www.omegawatches.com/watch-omega-seamaster-diver-300m-co-axial-master-chronometer-42-mm.
Quick Facts Omega Seamaster Diver 300M 007 Edition
Case: 42 mm, titanium with helium escape valve
Movement: automatic Caliber 8806, 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
Q Branch additions: twisting the helium escape valve counterclockwise and pressing it down activates an electromagnetic pulse (EMP) that disables electronic devices
Remark: five-year warranty
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