This past weekend, Daniel Craig, also known (for the time being) as James Bond, Secret Agent 007, hosted Saturday Night Live, wearing his Omega Diver 300M Co-Axial Master Chronometer 42mm 007 Edition watch. Craig is an Omega brand ambassador, and Omega has long been a watch partner of the 007 films.
The Diver 300 M Omega Co-Axial watch is a certified chronometer that measures 42mm in diameter and is crafted in titanium. Retailing for a cool $9,200, the watch is identical to 007’s watch in No Time To Die.The Seamaster watch features a brown tropical aluminium unidirectional rotating bezel ring and dial. Water resistant to 300 meters — thanks to a screw-in crown and helium escape valve — it is further equipped with a domed sapphire crystal and is sold on a Grade 2 titanium mesh bracelet. Sleek and sophisticated, it is exactly what Bond needs to get all the jobs done.
The 007-edition Diver is powered by OMEGA’s Co-Axial Master Chronometer 8806, which offers the highest chronometric performance and is magnetic resistance. The self-winding movement is approved by METAS as being resistant to magnetic fields reaching 15,000 gauss. The watch is fitted with a freesprung-balance with silicon balance spring, and offers automatic winding in both directions. With 55 hours of power reserve, the watch comes with a five-year warranty. Additionally, for those secret agents who like to change up the look from day to night, a host of NATO strap options are also available (starting at about $160).
Omega and James Bond
Ever since the 1995 production of GoldenEye, the Seamaster has been James Bond’s watch. For someone currently playing a character with such style and grace, Daniel Craig made sure to prepare for his role as a brand ambassador. Not only is he wearing Omega watches, but also he has toured the Omega factory in Villeret, Switzerland, which allowed him to experience the production of the Seamaster first hand. “I think what was so impressive was the fact that these watches are made from the ground up. You start with nothing, and then there’s suddenly a working watch. That’s the beauty of it. To see the engineering that goes into it and the legacy that goes into it, that’s what fascinated me,” said Craig.