In celebration of 60 years of the James Bond film franchise, Omega has released a couple of Seamaster Diver 300M’s to pay tribute to our favorite fictional British Secret Service agent. The latest release includes a Seamaster Diver 300M that combines design cues from the No Time To Die limited edition Seamaster Diver 300M, and the Seamaster 300M (Ref 2541.80.00) seen on the wrist of Pierce Brosnan in the 1995 James Bond film, Goldeneye. The other Seamaster model released is more precious in aesthetic and form, drawing inspiration from Ian Flemming’s winter-home and writer getaway in Jamaica.
Goldeneye was the first James Bond film where Omega was featured as the enigmatic character’s watch of choice, and since then, has always been on Bond’s wrist. Growing up in the 90’s, the James Bond actor I identify with the most is Pierce Brosnan. I distinctly remember that blue dial Omega Seamaster, the Parker Jotter pen that doubled as a C4 grenade, and of course the Aston Martin DB5 he was racing against Xenia Onatopp and her Ferrari F355 in Goldeneye. I must admit, when the entire James Bond movie catalog was available for streaming on Amazon Prime earlier this year to celebrate 60 years of Bond films, I kept returning to the era of Daniel Craig as Bond because let’s face it, they’re just that good. And although both Brosnan and Craig exude cool in their own ways and drove the Aston Martin DB5 (again, in their own ways), they were both wearing completely different watches. The 60th James Bond Anniversary Seamaster Diver 300M is a representation of where the Omega Bond watch started in Goldeneye and where it is now (and going) with the latest film, No Time To Die.