Special-edition watch launched by Omega this week is now on display in London.
Following a prestigious launch event in London on 5th July where Swiss watchmaker Omega unveiled a new timepiece to celebrate the rank and regalia of James Bond, the Seamaster Diver 300M “Commander’s Watch” Limited Edition will be on display at Bond in Motion.
About the Commander’s Watch
Cased in stainless steel, the Commander’s Watch follows the Royal Navy’s ensign colours with a polished white ceramic dial, faceted blue skeleton hour-minute hands and a varnished red seconds hand with a “007” gun logo counterweight.
The see-through caseback reveals a rotor with the Royal Navy’s Commander rank insignia. The watch is presented on a 5-stripe blue, red & grey polyamide NATO Strap, with an additional metal bracelet, and is powered by the exclusive Omega Calibre 2507. The stainless steel version is limited to 7,007 pieces. Additionally, the Commander’s Watch also comes in an 18K yellow gold model, limited to just seven pieces.
Visitors to the exhibition, located at the London Film Museum, Covent Garden, will be able to see first-hand this exciting new limited-edition time piece.
2017 marks three noteworthy anniversaries for the James 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.
The Spy Who Loved Me premiered 40 years ago today on 7/07/77 at The Odeon cinema in Leicester Square and to commemorate this special anniversary Bond in Motion has a number of original artefacts from the film on display, these include:
- Lotus Esprit S1 – modified by Q to carry an arsenal of weapons and a full underwater conversion system, allowing it to operate as a submarine
- BMW Wetbike – this forerunner to the jet ski continued the tradition of Bond’s cutting-edge technology
- Lotus Conversion to Submarine concept drawing by Production Designer Sir Ken Adam
- Atlantis concept drawing by Production Designer Sir Ken Adam
- Anya Amasova aka Agent XXX (Barbara Bach) original costume
- First Edition Jonathan Cape book, The Spy Who Loved Me by Ian Fleming 1962
London Film Museum Founder and CEO, Jonathan Sands said: “We are delighted to be displaying the new OMEGA Commander’s watch along with Commander Bond’s costume from Tomorrow Never Dies. Both items are excellent additions to the wide collection of original film vehicles and props we have on display at Bond in Motion.”
Bond in Motion at the London Film Museum opened in March 2014. The exhibition, in association with Eon Productions, has over 100 individual original items on display from all 24 James Bond Films including concept drawings, storyboards, scripts, model miniatures and full-size cars, boats, bikes and gyrocopters.
Highlights include iconic cars such as the Aston Martin DB5 from GoldenEye; the ‘Wet Nellie’ Lotus Esprit S1 from The Spy Who Loved Me; the Rolls-Royce Phantom III from Goldfinger; and the ‘Little Nellie’ Wallis WA-116 Agile Autogyro from You Only Live Twice.