The watches in the special edition Omega Spectre series, a Seamaster 300 and an Aqua Terra 150M, are highly coveted among collectors. They can withstand magnetism up to 15,000 gauss and are certified as master Co-Axial chronometers.
Limited editions coveted by collectors
Seamaster 300 Spectre / Seamaster Aqua Terra 150M James Bond Limited Edition
Caliber 8400 or 8705: anti-magnetic up to 15,000 gauss
Master Co-Axial chronometer
Black/gray striped NATO strap
Omega Spectre: Two Watches for 007
Omega has been supplying James Bond with watches since 1995. In the 1995 film GoldenEye, Bond wears an Omega Seamaster Diver 300M with a blue dial and bezel. Twenty years later, in 2015's Spectre, he's still sporting an Omega Seamaster, this time the Omega Seamaster 300. This vintage watch's design was inspired by the original from 1957. Omega offers two limited edition watches for collectors and Bond fans: the Seamaster 300 Spectre and the Seamaster Aqua Terra 150M James Bond Limited Edition. Both models feature the most modern technology; they are resistant to magnetic fields up to 15,000 gauss, for example. Omega also subjects them to a realistic test even stricter than the test from the Official Swiss Chronometer Testing Institute (COSC), which they developed in cooperation with the Swiss Federal Institute for Metrology (METAS). Therefore, the watches are inscribed with the words "Master Co-Axial Chronometer" on the dial.
If you're a James Bond fan and want to emulate the master spy, then the Omega Spectre models, the Seamaster 300 Spectre and the Aqua Terra 150M James Bond Limited Edition, are perfect choices for you. The Seamaster 300 Spectre is a bit sportier with its rotatable bezel and NATO strap. The watch has a vintage look and goes just as well with a suit as it does with a casual polo shirt. Actor Daniel Craig proved this in the film and during his visit to Omega's factory workshop in Villeret. This Omega Spectre watch is limited to 7,007 copies and costs 6,200 euros. According to watch expert Robert-Jan Broer, new versions of this watch are almost completely sold out. After only a few months, the value of the watch had risen by 1,000 to 2,000 euros. Unworn models cost 7,500 euros or more. For around 5,000 euros, on the other hand, you can purchase the Aqua Terra 150M. It's limited to 15,007 copies and will surely increase in value over the coming years. Its polished bezel gives the stainless steel watch a slightly more elegant look when compared to its sibling, the Seamaster 300 Spectre.
Omega Seamaster 300 Spectre
The Omega Seamaster 300 Spectre is one of the most highly coveted models in the Seamaster collection. The watch is a worthwhile investment. Its design is very similar to the standard model, with only a few differences. The numbers 0 through 11 on the bezel immediately catch the eye. They are made of Liquidmetal, an amorphous metal alloy which is more resistant and elastic than titanium or aluminum alloys. The bi-directionally rotatable bezel allows you to keep track of the time in a second time zone by synchronizing it with the hour hand. The normal version, on the other hand, has a unidirectional bezel with a 0 to 60 scale. This is a classic diving watch characteristic. Before you start your dive, you turn the bezel so the zero marker is aligned with the minute hand. This way, you can keep track of how long you've been underwater.
Both models feature thin, long, triangular index markers, similar to those on the first Seamaster 300 from 1957. Also similar to the original, Arabic numerals are at 3, 6, and 9 o'clock; the only difference being the 1957 version featured a 12 numeral as well. The Spectre edition features the company name and logo where the 12 would have been. Both models have an arrow-tip hour hand, but the second hands differ. The standard Seamaster has a triangular tip, while the Spectre edition has a "lollipop hand" with a circle on the tip. The most noticeable feature of the Spectre watch is its gray/black NATO strap. James Bond has been wearing NATO straps since the 1964 film Goldfinger, when Sean Connery sported one. In close-up shots, you may notice the 18-mm strap was too slender for the Submariner's lugs.
The automatic caliber 8400 powers the Omega Spectre. Special features of this movement include its Co-Axial escapement, an alternative to the Swiss anchor escapement. A Co-Axial escapement is synonymous with precision and efficiency. The balance wheel vibrates with a frequency of 25,200 alternations per hour (A/h). Omega built an anti-magnetic silicon balance spring, resulting in a movement unaffected by magnetic fields; it can withstand up to 15,000 gauss. Two barrels create a long-lasting power reserve of 60 hours. Following in the footsteps of their historical predecessors, Omega passed on adding extra functions to the caliber. After being given the watch in the film Spectre, James Bond asks Q if it can do anything. Q answers, "It tells the time."
Special limited edition - only 7,007 models produced
Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra 150M James Bond Limited Edition
The Seamaster Aqua Terra 150M James Bond Limited Edition is the other special edition watch. The 41.5-mm diameter timepiece is limited to 15,007 copies. The dial features the Bond family coat of arms repeatedly interlocked, creating a unique pattern. The coat of arms is also found on the tip of the second hand with black outlines and three yellow dots in the middle. The family motto is Orbis non sufficit - the world is not enough. Fans know this phrase from the 1999 film of the same name and the 1969 film On Her Majesty's Secret Service. You can view the caliber 8507 in action on the backside of the watch. The caliber has a special oscillating weight which was designed to resemble a gun barrel with a bullet in the middle, similar to the "gun barrel sequences" in the opening credits of James Bond films.
Similar to the Seamaster 300 Spectre, the Aqua Terra 150M is also resistant to magnetic fields up to 15,000 gauss, thanks to its anti-magnetic silicon components. Omega's 8507 caliber contains a Co-Axial escapement and is certified as a master chronometer. In order to be certified, the watch's precision, waterproofness, and resistance to magnetic fields must be tested. The date display is at three o'clock and sapphire glass allows a clear look at the dial.