Omega Seamaster Commander’s Watch
The Omega Seamaster Diver 300M “Commander’s Watch” 18.104.22.168.04.001 is a Limited Edition watch released in 2017, unrelated to a specific Bond film, but the name and design refers to the rank of Naval Commander and regalia of James Bond.
From left to right: Sean Connery as James Bond in You Only Live Twice © 1967 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc. and Danjaq, LLC; Roger Moore as Commander Bond in The Spy Who Loved Me © 1977 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc. and Danjaq, LLC; Pierce Brosnan as the secret agent in Tomorrow Never Dies © 1997 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc. and Danjaq, LLC.
2017 marks three noteworthy anniversaries for Albert R. Broccoli’s EON Productions and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios’ (MGM) Bond franchise including: the 50th anniversary of You Only Live Twice; the 40th anniversary of The Spy Who Loved Me; and the 20th anniversary of Tomorrow Never Dies. In each of these films, James Bond can be seen wearing his official military uniform. (In the film The Living Daylights, which celebrates 30th anniversary, Bond doesn’t wear his Commander uniform).
To celebrate these anniversaries, Omega created a unique watch design inspired by the red, white and blue colours of the Royal Navy as well as the Commander’s insignia itself.
The Commander’s Watch is presented in a special box that has been inspired by a military medal
The watch has Omega’s Co-Axial movement, and is provided with the red, blue and white NATO strap as well as a metal strap with 007 logo. The Omega Commander’s Watch comes in a special presentation box that has been inspired by a medal case. The box contains a stainless steel bracelet, a changing tool and a “naval pin” that mirrors the design of the NATO strap.
A second model, the Omega Seamaster 300M Commander’s Watch 22.214.171.124.04.001 with a case and details made of 18K yellow gold, is available in just 7 limited pieces worldwide.
The watch is similar to the stainless steel version with the same white polished dial, blue ceramic bezel ring includes a Ceragold™ diving scale and red rubber covering the first 15 minutes.
But this edition has an 18K yellow gold case and gold seconds hand with a “007” gun logo counterweight. The 5-stripe blue, red and grey NATO Strap has an 18K yellow gold buckle and strap holder. An additional 18K yellow gold bracelet is included with 007 engraved on the foldover clasp.
The price of the gold watch was not announced.
The watch was unveiled by Omega President and CEO Raynald Aeschlimann and Bond film Producer Michael G. Wilson at a special event in London on Wednesday 12 July 2017. To bring the occasion to life, Omega transported guests by boat along the River Thames to arrive at the Tate Britain. The MC for the evening, Samantha Bond, then introduced Raynald Aeschlimann, who spoke to guests about the new watch and said, “James Bond is a character with a lot of depth and intrigue. We were fascinated by his connection to the Royal Navy, which is an organisation that OMEGA also has history with, and we wanted to pay tribute to his rank as Commander.”
As well as glimpsing the new Omega “Commander’s Watch”, guests were also treated to a display of historic props and artwork from the James Bond archive.
Omega has been the choice of James Bond since 1995, when the spy first wore a Seamaster watch in the film GoldenEye. Since then, the character and Omega have shared every on-screen adventure together, see more Omega watches