IIRC, Omega also released a Bond watch to celebrate 50 years of James Bond. Ironic too, as the first movie Dr No featured Sean Connery wearing a Rolex Submariner. In the original source books, Ian Fleming wrote that Bond wore a Rolex. Connery, Lazenby and Moore all wore the Submariner. Although in Moore's later films it was switched to a Seiko. I think this Seiko was the start of product placements, which Omega eventually got the rights for, starting with Brosnan's Bond.
Fun fact, Timothy Dalton's Bond wore a Heuer 1000.
Yes that’s an epic Heuer, and demands quite a premium over other models of the 1000.
It’s a smart move on behalf of Omega in any case. They’re basically claiming the (history of the) Bond watch and will get away with it for the most part.
Of course most of the buying public will have no clue and be sucked into the hype.
It only shows up when the lume is glowing.
You can see it here.
Still doesn't explain the 12. Is it supposed to be film stock?
Nope, something to do with the Bond family crest.
This is the best write-up that I have read that details all the tie-ins: https://www.ablogtowatch.com/omega-seamaster-diver-300m-007-james-bond-majestys-secret-service-watch/.
Damn, first Omega in a long time that got me a bit excited, that thing is cool!
Aha, quite clever,
Ah the fictional character also has a fictional crest.... at least Alec Monopoly is real (ish)
Yes, as I mentioned previously, the 12 o'clock marker is paying homage to the Bond family crest. See the shield.
So I tried the Apollo on this morning and it's.... okay. Half tempted to review it 'Revolution' style; one paragraph about the moon landings (just in case anybody missed it) one paragraph about the Speedmaster II then two paragraphs about the watch where I quote word for word Omega's press release with all the 'impressive' technical specs.
Breitling relaunching the Avenger, I am surprised, I thought they were getting rid of all the cool stuff and concentrating on being 'retro'...
Still got the winged logo I notice, is this going to be a Heuer/TAG Heuer type situation do you think?
Over to you Jim Dollares.
Yes the tiny old man Kern realized that it was a mistake to tell the market that Breitling would change into being a pure heritage under the radar and not too exciting brand.
About the new Avenger and Superocean lines worth knowing though:
1. crappier casebacks with less finish/details
2. Increased prices
3 Schneider logo no longer in white gold, now in cheap ass brass instead
4. Deployant clasps for rubber straps has decreased finish and feeling. The since long famous superb premium feeling of those clasps has now changed to a product that feels obviously cheaper to handle.
To summarize: less premium and cheaper to produce combined with higher prices! Jeeeej...
It had a great soundtrack! And Diana Rigg!
Just saw this in a jeweller's window. It's absolutely hideous!
I can imagine
What do you guys think about these LE Fortis Fliegers: I am very tempted to buy a Daydate, because they have such an authentic background:
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