When it comes to Omegas, the Seamaster often takes a backseat to the Speedmaster, a true watch guy's iconic timepiece. Unless you happen to be a certain British secret agent. In 1995, James Bond picked up a Seamaster and never looked back.
For over 20 years Omega has been commemorating the partnership with limited edition, highly collectible watches based on the ones worn in the films. Here's the definitive guide:
1.) Die Another Day (2002): SEAMASTER 300 M CHRONOMETER
In his four appearances as James Bond Pierce Brosnan wore a Seamaster Diver 300M with a blue dial. For the final film Omega issued a special version with a subtle 007-with-gun logo on the blue dial and "40 years of James Bond - Limited Series" engraved on the caseback. The number "20" was also included to signify the number of films made. Limited to 10,007 pieces.
2.) Casino Royale (2006): SEAMASTER 300 M CHRONOMETER
For his first appearance as Bond, Omega gave the Diver 300M a 007 gun logo as the counterweight of the seconds hand and on the caseback. The dial features a representation of a spiral gun barrel in a nod to the iconic 007 title sequence. 10,007 pieces made.
3.) Casino Royale (2006): SEAMASTER PLANET OCEAN
The second Limited Edition model produced for Casino Royale is a Planet Ocean Co-Axial 45.5mm with a unique rubber strap. It has an orange 007 gun logo on the counterbalance and the caseback includes an integrated film name and 007 logo, as well the series number. 5,007 pieces made.
4.) Quantum of Solace (2008): SEAMASTER PLANET OCEAN
The Planet Ocean 600M Co-Axial chronometer in 45.5 mm is one of the closest to the on-screen watches, and features the title discreetly laser-engraved on the inside of the sapphire crystal while dial is decorated with a texture resembling the rubber grip of Bond's Walther PPK. 5,007 pieces made.
5.) Quantum of Solace (2008): SEAMASTER DIVER 300M JAMES BOND
Contrasting with the black dial of the Diver 300M is a red 007 gun logo as the second-hand counterweight. The watch also features Bond's agent number on the rear of the 41mm case. 10,007 pieces made.
6.) Skyfall (2012): SEAMASTER PLANET OCEAN 600M SKYFALL
Powered by Omega's exclusive Co-Axial calibre 8507, the self-winding rotor features the words "Skyfall 007" etched on the back while the 007 gun logo replaces the usual number seven on the dial and the agent's number is also on the bracelet clasp. 5,007 pieces made.
7.) Skyfall (2012): SEAMASTER DIVER 300 M CO-AXIAL 41 MM
This watch celebrating Bond's 50th Anniversary features a repeating 007 logo across its black lacquered dial while the screw-in caseback features a rhodium-plated gun-barrel design with a gold-colored bullet decoration in the rotor inscribed with "James Bond 50 Years". 11,007 pieces made.
8.) Skyfall (2012): SEAMASTER DIVER 300 M CO-AXIAL 36.25 MM
This smaller 36.25mm version also features the iconic 007 logo across its black lacquered dial. On the front, the watch is fitted with a ceramic bezel with the number 50 highlighted in red and a diamond index at seven o'clock. Limited to 3,007 pieces.
9.) Spectre (2015): SEAMASTER AQUA TERRA 150 M MASTER CO-AXIAL 41.5 MM
Resistant to magnetic fields up to 15,007 gauss, this watch features the Bond family coat of arms as a pattern on the blue PVD dial, and again on the tip of the yellow central seconds hand. The screw-in caseback features a rhodium-plated gun-barrel design with a gold-colored bullet decorating the rotor. 15,007 piece made.
10.) Spectre (2015): SEAMASTER 300 ‘SPECTRE’ LTD. EDITION
The most recent Bond watch is also the coolest, with a striped NATO strap in a nod to one originally worn by Sean Connery. With no overt Bond decoration, it's also the most subtle and true to the one worn on-screen, powered b Omega's Master Co- Axial calibre 8400. 7,007 pieces made.