Omega Seamaster Professional 300M Chronometer
Seamaster 300 has acted as the supporting role and the ultimate style icon for the perfect spy timepiece. The Omega Seamaster 300 has been through adventures like Golden Eye 1995 (Seamaster Quartz Professional 300M), Tomorrow Never Dies 1997 (OMEGA Seamaster 300M), The World is not enough 1999 (OMEGA Seamaster 300M), Die Another Day 2002 (Seamaster 300), & Casino Royale 2006 (OMEGA Seamaster 300M & Seamaster Planet Ocean). Later movies like Quantum of Solace 2008 and Skyfall 2012 wears OMEGA Seamaster Planet Ocean 600M and OMEGA Seamaster Aqua Terra.
Although the Omega Seamaster 300M watch is a diver styled watch, in the earlier 1950s, the Seamaster 300 could hardly hold up to its’ name. It was “Pretty”, but did not have the staying power. The watch was officially rated to 200 meters only (according to Omega, it was due to testing equipment limitations). The modern Seamaster 300 is a better diving / tool watch in my honest opinion.
Starting with the watch dial, you can see distinct cosmetic features which made Omega Seamaster 300M stood-out from other diver styled watches. The special stale blue colour can vary in shade, depending on how the light is being reflected. The dial can sometime look distinctly blue or in some light can seem dark blue (almost close to black). As you can see from the picture below.
One of the dial’s signature is the Seamaster’s wave pattern which runs throughout the dial. The iconic skeleton hands are also on the Bond Seamaster dial. On these dials, Super Luminova coating is applied to the tips of the hour and minute hand, as well as the markers. Partly due to the generally thinner skeletonized hands, the luminescent glow of the dial is not as visible as the Seamaster Professional models under water. This was also part of the reason why I feel the watch feels more ‘Pretty’ than functional. The dial is protected by an domed-shape sapphire crystal, which is almost invisible to the eye because of the anti-reflective coating on and under the crystal.
Omega Seamaster 300M Chronometer – Bond Seamaster Bezel
The Seamaster rotating bezel is a standard feature on dive watches. It can rotate both ways to help divers track the remaining time on their air supply. Apart from this, the helium escape valve is found in the upper portion of the case – giving it it’s “Professional” title. Helium are more often used for deep sea divers. extreme depths can cause pressure to build inside the watch case, causing the crystal to blowout as a result. The helium escape valve is meant to prevent this from happening by manually unscrewing it, giving the helium a way to escape the case. However, for the average non-divers, this function is just a cosmetic feature
Omega Seamaster 300M Chronometer – Bond Seamaster Bracelet
The Omega Seamaster 300M Chronometer James Bond Watch Bracelet is a unique design of dive watches. This beautiful design is now only exclusive to the actual Bond Seamaster. On the bracelet is a two button clasp which has a handy function – one that has a dive suit extension. In other words, you can extend the bracelet without the use of any tool.
Omega Seamaster 300M Chronometer – Bond Seamaster Movement
On the highly detailed engraved case back holds the Omega Caliber 1120, a automatic chronometer with rhodium-plated finish, with up to 44 hours power reserve.
With such high details, no wonder the Omega Seamaster 300M Chronometer James Bond Watch is on 007 for 2 decades. Today, this watch has became an authentic watch / vintage watch to many luxury watch enthusiast.