Omega Releases James Bond’s Watch For The First Time

James Bond fans will finally get the chance to keep time like the famed super-spy this fall, when Omega releases the same watch worn by Daniel Craig in Spectre to the general public.

Agent 007 has famously worn the Omega Seamaster in every film since 1995’s Goldeneye, as Business Insider notes, but the iconic timepieces sported by each of the Bond actors have never been made available to the public at large. All that is set to change this fall, when Omega debuts the Seamaster 300 Spectre, a limited edition piece that exactly matches the watch worn by Daniel Craig in this fall’s highly anticipated blockbuster.

A grey and black striped NATO strap featuring a 007 logo engraved on its holder will bind the timepiece to its wearer, while the watch’s naval history will be honored with a 12-hour diving ceramic bezel that rotates in both directions. While Omega has offered James Bond-themed watches in the past, the Seamaster 300 Spectre will be the first to accurately match the screen-worn version, featuring an Omega Master Co-Axial calibre 8400 movement.

Though it is a highly desirable piece of Bond memorabilia, the Seamaster 300 Spectre is for the wrists of the most rabid 007 fans only, with a retail price of $6,450. Only 7,007 of the watches will be offered, and a limited number of Omega boutiques will carry the Bond-themed timepiece. Actor Daniel Craig himself visited the Omega workshop recently to view the watches as they came together, as Forbes reports.

“I think what was so impressive was the fact that these watches are made from the ground up,” Craig observed. “You start with nothing, and then there’s suddenly a working watch. That’s the beauty of it.”

Spectre is set to continue the franchise with Craig’s fourth outing as James Bond. Widely believed to be the second act of a trilogy that began with Skyfall, Spectre is reportedly Agent 007’s origin story, according to director Sam Mendes. As the Inquisitr has previously reported, while die-hard fans know some details regarding James Bond’s youth and past, very little of the secret agent’s origin has been explored, as he debuted as a fully formed hero in 1963’s Dr. No.

While Spectre debuts in theaters this November, the Omega Seamaster 300 Spectre will go on limited sale in September.

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