The actual Omega Seamaster Diver 300M worn by the 007 agent James Bond is rolling its way onto Christie’s auction house stage with a minimum price of $24 000. Now is the chance to own a piece of golden history. This is the Omega Seamaster Diver 300M.
Whether or not we plan to exceed them, it helps to know the operating limits of a watch. Often at times, it’s right there in the name. The Omega Seamaster Diver 300M is famous for being water-resistant up to, yep, you guessed it, 300M – making it a severe action watch for anyone looking to deliver like Daniel Craig.
But there’s a duality at work here because what you can only learn from experiencing this piece in the metal is how smoothly it operates as an everyday watch. Technically it’s as capable as ever but with its sharp aesthetics matching a bold gold and back motif manages to add a touch of style and flair.
This model has always had something exceptionally stylish about it. After all, it was famously worn by their suavest bond – Pierce Bosman and no less than five other bond films. Its golden eye and its versatility are unmatched.
The watch is the modern Seamaster 300M Professional you know and love; its stainless-steel case is 42mm in diameter, 13.7mm thick, and 50mm lug-to-lug across the wrist. A screw-down crown at 3′ helps secure the 300-metre depth rating, and the Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup-style helium-escape valve is situated at 10′. The case displays an elegant mix of brushed and polished finishes, with lovely cambered and bevelled lyre lugs that hug the wrist well.
The dial, however, utilises bi-coloured luminescence with the applied circular hour indices. The central second’s hand has a stick shape, with a lollipop-style tip also coated in glow-in-the-dark SuperLuminova.
In the end, the Omega Seamaster Diver 300M watch is not the only thing on the line; the sale is also offering several other charming Bond gems, including the five bow ties worn by Daniel Craig as Bond, an Aston Martin DB5 stunt car, and even a Jet Boat.