A new adventure demands a new watch, and in the case of 007 that is still an aaa quality replica Omega Seamaster. While in the past, Bond was simply more or less equipped with something from the regular collection, he is now treated to a watch designed especially for him.
Both Craig and people closely connected to the franchise worked with perfect fake Omega UK on the watch’s design, tapping into Bond’s military side; he holds the rank of commander in the British Royal Navy.
The franchise did an outstanding job appropriating that segment of his (fictional) life as well as what Craig brings to the role, helping him to portray a version of Bond that is even rawer than Timothy Dalton’s representation.
The 007 edition of the luxury fake Omega Seamaster Diver 300M Co-Axial Master Chronometer keeps the best part of this famed diver’s watch yet serves it up in a slightly differentiated manner. A matte dial in very dark brown replaces the fancy ceramic wave pattern of the regular edition, and a “tropical” patina vibe was given to both the dial and bezel, adding a lot of beige and even Super-LumiNova in this color.
This is a perfect fit for Craig as no other Bond ever got as dirty and dusty in the line of duty as he has. While some might dislike the color combination as it could be seen as faux patina (or fauxtina), it is just a color combination – and a pleasing one in my opinion.
Also interesting to note is that the bezel is once again aluminum and not ceramic as has become best 1:1 replica Omega’s standard. While this is a detail, I feel that aluminum is just a tad more pleasing. Though I am biased based on the bezel insert in my own Seamaster.
While I like the heft of stainless steel, I feel that the right choice was made to house this one in Grade 2 titanium. It suits a more militarily inclined super clone watch, and Bond can do without carrying extra weight while once again saving the world.
Swiss made replica Omega offers this watch on a choice of NATO strap or titanium mesh bracelet. There is historical precedent for the former as Bond wore his Rolex Submariner on a NATO strap in Goldfinger. While very handy for military operations, Bond is usually too well-dressed to have this match his clothing very well.
I have the same issue with the titanium mesh bracelet. While very well made, it looks like an afterthought and not at all as slick and good-looking as the “Bond bracelet” that became part of the cheap fake Omega Seamaster signature.
Fortunately, Swiss movement replica Omega UK as forgone any obvious 007 branding on this watch as it sometimes has in the past. Not that this Seamaster is very stealthy as it features a so-called “broad arrow” on the dial just above the 6 o’clock position. This arrowhead symbol is used by the British government to mark property. One could argue that this would make it quite possibly a bit harder for Bond to remain undercover, but that never seemed to have been part of his modus operandi anyway.
While I normally don’t mind a robust ETA movement like the one I have in my own high quality replica Omega Seamaster, the caliber in this latest Bond watch is more of a treat. Caliber 8806 is certified as a Master Chronometer and features technical delights such as a co-axial escapement and silicon balance spring.
It is also able to withstand antimagnetic forces up to 15,000 Gauss. For Bond a very useful feature as he has a tendency to be around strong magnets like the one he uses to toss Jaws into a shark tank in The Spy Who Loved Me.
As it should be, this finely finished movement is hidden behind a closed titanium case back. I have never been much of a fan of sapphire crystal windows in case backs as I like the understatement of going without. On a tool copy watch like this it makes even less sense.