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Omega No Time To Die Watch: 007 Seamaster Diver 300M

After a full two-year delay due to the global pandemic, the 25th film in the James Bond series, “Dead Men Tell No Tales,” is finally coming to theaters in the United States. With that in mind, although we haven’t actually been able to watch the film for the past few years, we’ve been able to admire the 007 version of the Omega Seamaster that Daniel Craig will be wearing when he plays James Bond for the last time on screen.
Made of Grade 2 titanium and with design input from Daniel Craig himself, the new Omega Seamaster Diver 300m “Hour of Death” Edition has been extremely popular with watch collectors and James Bond fans alike, with many collectors and enthusiasts calling it the best James Bond replica watch to date. Here’s everything you need to know about the new “No Time to Die” Omega Seamaster Diver 300M, including an unboxing video and even a copy of our initial take on the watch when it was first announced in December 2019.
Agent 007’s wristwatch is one of the spy’s most iconic gadgets, but James Bond creator Ian Fleming actually spends very little time discussing Bond’s watch in the original. While he does mention that Bond wears a stainless steel Rolex (Fleming himself owned and wore a Rolex Explorer ref. 1016), there is no mention of it having any secret spy features, such as a laser beam or remote detonator switch.
Although it was a Rolex Submariner that first appeared on Sean Connery’s wrist in the original 1960s James Bond film, Agent 007 has worn many different watches over the years. With this in mind, since Omega became James Bond’s official watch in 1995, some form of Omega Seamaster can be seen on his wrist in various films.
The model originally chosen for Bond was the Omega Seamaster Diver 300m, and Pierce Brosnan wore a different model on all four occasions when he played Agent 007. However, since Daniel Craig took on the role, he has worn a variety of OMEGA Seamaster models, including models from both the Planet Ocean and Aqua Terra collections. In his fifth and final role as James Bond, Craig will return to his character’s roots by wearing a Seamaster Diver 300m – but this particular 007 edition is anything but your average Omega dive watch.
Like the regular Omega Seamaster Diver 300M, the “No Time to Die” edition has a 42 mm case (20 mm lugs) with a rotating bezel, screw-down crown, and helium drain valve. However, while the standard model is made of stainless steel, the “No Time to Die” version is made of grade 2 titanium. In addition, the sapphire crystal has a more pronounced dome (to mimic the look of domed acrylic crystals on vintage replica watches) and both the dial and bezel inserts are made of brown “tropical” aluminum and decorated with colored luminescent to further play up its vintage-inspired aesthetic.
On the inside, the Omega Seamaster Diver 300m, “No Time to Die” edition also features a slightly different movement than the standard version. Unlike the regular version, which has a date window and a 6 o’clock position, the latest 007 version is a model without a date and therefore uses the 8806 Co-Axial movements (instead of the 8800 movements). With this in mind, and despite the differences, both movements are METAS-certified chronometers, resistant to magnetic fields in excess of 15,000 gausses. Furthermore, while the standard version comes with a display case-back, the “No Time to Die” version features a solid case-back with appropriate engraving, as if it were actually issued by the British Ministry of Defense.
The unique feature of the “No Time to Die” edition is its titanium mesh strap (although the watch is also available with a nylon NATO-style strap). The strap features an ingenious construction that allows the user to adjust the length without removing any segments, while its overall aesthetic perfectly complements the vintage style of the fake watch. In addition, due to the bracelet’s mesh design and all-titanium construction, the overall feel on the wrist is incredibly light and comfortable without appearing the slightest bit fragile or Unsturdy.
Overall, the new “No Time to Die” watch is immediately recognizable as a member of the Omega Seamaster Diver 300M collection, but numerous small differences ultimately create a timepiece with a very different presence on the wrist and overall aesthetic. We covered most of the key details about it in our article first published in December 2019, and below you can see our first look at the Omega Seamaster Diver 300M “No Time to Die” edition.