Watch Spotlight: Omega Seamaster Diver 300m James Bond 007 Edition

    If you enjoy looking sleek, love James Bond and adore luxury watches, then our selection for this Watch Spotlight won’t disappoint you. The Omega Seamaster Diver 300mm James Bond Edition is the actual watch worn by the iconic character in the 2021 film No Time to Die. In today’s spotlight, we’ll look at why we admire the look of this watch so much and why it could be a great addition to your luxury watch collection.


    If you have an affinity for diving watches, you’ll most likely agree that a decent amount of diving watches can feel too big on a wrist; luckily for this Seamaster, we are still in the happy range of 42mm for case diameter. The case is also made from titanium which is lighter, stronger and more corrosion-resistant than the typical stainless steel — making it a convenient watch.

    Regarding practicality, the watch has a water resistance of 300 metres, so general diving will be feasible with this timepiece. The watch also utilises an elegant and fashionable grade II titanium mesh strap which makes this watch appropriate for use in formal and informal settings.

    Dial-wise, the piece hits the mark with its beautiful vintage-looking hour markers surrounded by a splendid dark dial that creates a stunning contrast with the whole piece. This sleekness carries through on the unidirectional rotating bezel. The watch also has a domed, scratch‑resistant sapphire crystal with anti‑reflective treatment inside, making it suitable for strenuous work.


    With a power reserve of 55 hours, 35 jewels, the calibre Omega 8806 is no joke. It’s a self-winding movement with a co-axial escapement which became commercialised by Omega in the late 90s. It also includes a special luxury finish with a rhodium-plated rotor and bridges with geneva waves in arabesque.

    The 8806 is quite a standard Seamaster Omega movement similar to the 8800, yet without the date display. It doesn’t blow your mind but functions well for daily wear.


    Buying an Omega can always be difficult with brands like Rolex around the corner, especially when the Submariner becomes available in the same pricing bracket. However, unlike Rolex, Omega is a friendlier brand to work with when purchasing the pieces. You don’t have to wait six months to two years for this timepiece. You can buy it brand new with a few clicks of a button directly from Omega or any authorised dealer. Priced at £9,300, it can be a tad eye-watering, but like many Omega watches, it does drop in value swiftly enough and can be acquired on second-hand marketplaces for around £7,400.

    In terms of value for money, this piece might be a miss, but let’s be honest, you shouldn’t be looking at this watch as an investment but something you’ll generally love wearing on special occasions and most likely buy to celebrate a significant moment in your life. The Seamaster is an iconic piece in the Omega catalogue. With this edition we’d happily add it to our list of our favourite diving watches in terms of style and timeless value.

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