At the beginning of this movie agent 006 and Bond are both seen wearing
the quartz movement version of the Seamaster 300 Pro, model
Both 006 and 007s watches are on
custom leather straps instead of the steel bracelet they come with
The events in this pre-credits sequence are
supposed to take place in 1987, seven years before the rest of the
film. The funny thing is, the watch shown didnt actually come out until
1993. After the opening sequence the timeframe of the movie jumps
forward 9 years and Bonds watch now has the steel bracelet on his
Later on in the film Bond gets captured on a train that is about to
explode. Bond uses his watch
to cut through the floor of the train that he and Natalya are
trapped on, in order to escape. A laser beam powerful enough to cut the
one inch thick armor plating of the train shoots out of the marker on
Bond gets cought another time by the trader 006 and is stripped of his
posessions, including his watch which 006 compares to the old leather
strapped model he is still wearing.
The watch is also equipped with a
remote explosive detonator control button in place of the helium escape
valve. Bond attaches mines to a number of barrels of flammable liquid
in Alec's Cuban base, but Alec de-activates them by
pressing the button on the watch.
A red LED light blinks on the bezel marking indicating that the mines
Never Dies - 1997
During the intro credits to this movie, there is an x-ray shot
of the watch to be used throughout this film.
Bond has now upgraded to the automatic chronometer version of the Omega
Seamaster, model 2531.80.00
When Bond ends up at Wai Lin's hideout and is gearing up with
equipment, he puts on a new Seamaster that Wai Lin has in her arsenal
and explains "This looks familiar". Wai Lin informs him that the
Chinese Secret Service has made a few new improvements to the watch.
The watch is now outfitted with a small removable detonator. It comes
out of the back of the watch when the helium escape valve is pulled on.
While on Carver's stealth boat, Bond puts an activated grenade inside a
glass jar to hold the grenade arm down, and tapes the detonator to the
glass. He places this bomb on top of a fuel barrel.
When Bond needs a backup plan to escape, he sets off the detonator by
twisting the bezel of the watch. Blue LED activation lights run
symetrically down and up the hour markers on both sides of the watch.
The detonator goes off, breaking the glass and releaseing the grenade.
This blows a hole in the stealth ship causing it to be seen on radar.
Is Not Enough - 1999
Bond once again wears 2531.80.00 throughout the entire movie. There are
two modifications to this movie's model.
The first is an illumination light that is used when 007 and Electra
get trapped in an avalanche, and 007's inflatible ski jacket
forms a dark, protective bubble around them. There are blue LED lights
at all of the hour markers on the watches face as well as another ring
of LEDs just inside that. The light is activated by turning the bezel.
The other is a piton / grappling hook. When bond is trapped in
Kazakhstan at the bottom of a nuclear bunker inspection pit, he uses it
to grapple 50 feet up to the roof and follow Renard. Twisting the bezel
brings out the hook and pressing the helium escape valve button shoots
The bezel spins as the wire is extending.
Another Day - 2002
Bond once again wears 2531.80.00 throughout the entire movie this time
outfitted with some previously used, but more modified gadgets.
In the beginning of the movie, Bond uses a new style detonator,
inserted in a block of C4 hidden in a briefcase behind a tray full of
diamonds. The helium release valve pulls put to reveal a pin that is
actually a detonator for the C4.
Pressing down on the crown activates the detonator and a red LED blinks
on the end of it.
In order to escape, bond sets off the detonator by twisting the bezel.
This sets off the C4 which explodes and sends diamonds into the face of
Zao, giving him a permanently disfigured face embedded with diamonds.
Later in the movie, Q gives 007 a new Seamaster and claims that it is
his "20th one". This new watch gets used in order to gain access to
Gustav Graves' compound. 007 uses
a built in laser that can cut through ice. This time the beam shoots
out of the
crown of the watch and seems to be activated by pressing down on the
actual face of the watch.
To mark the 40th anniversary of agent 007's first appearance on the
screen and the release of Die Another Day, Omega unveiled a special 007
edition of the Seamaster Professional 300m, model
number 2537.80.00. It proudly displayed the 007 gun logo as a
pattern on the distinctively blue dial. The case back of the Omega
James Bond watch spotlighted the commemorative inscription - "40 Years
of James Bond - Limited Series" and the limited-series number engraved
at 6 o'clock. The model was produced in a limited edition of 10,007
In 2006, Omega presented one more Seamaster James Bond Limited Edition
destined to become one of the first models equipped with the Omega
propriety Co-Axial Escapement, model number 2226.80.00. It was also
developed in a limited edition of 10,007 pieces. The dark blue dial had
the second hand with the 007 gun logo as a counterweight.
Royale - 2006
Daniel Craig's first movie as James Bond has him wearing model number
2900.50.91. This is a 45mm Planet Ocean with a black face and a black
rubber strap. This watch features no spy gadgets.
It is visible for about the first quarter of the movie.
Later on in the movie when Bond changes into a more fancy outfit to
play cards, we
see him wearing model number 2220.80.00, a coaxial Seamaster Pro with a
blue dial very similar to the Brosnan watch..He wears this one for the
remainder of the movie. This watch also does not feature any
traditional Bond spy gadgets.
One does not get a very good look at the watch until later in the movie
To coincide with the release of Casino Royale, Omega released a limited
version of the Planet Ocean seen in the film. The watch, model number
2907.50.91, was limited to just 5,007 pieces and of those, only 10%
were allocated to the United States market. It featured the black
rubber wrist strap and the 007 gun logo as the second hand
Solace - 2008
We see James Bond again wearing a Planet Ocean in this movie, but this
time it is model number 2201.50.00, a smaller 42mm Planet Ocean with a
black face and full steel band. Once again, this watch does not feature
any spy gadgets. This watch is worn for the entire movie.
Omega released one special edition for this movie and another shortly
after as a "James Bond Collector's Piece".
The Quantum of Solace watch was model number 184.108.40.206.01.001. This
a face that had a checker pattern of that found on the grip of a
Walther PPK, James Bond's gun of choice. The crystal of the watch has
the Quantum of Solace logo etched in very faintly from the underside.
This one is limited to 5,007 pieces.
The "collector's piece", number 220.127.116.11.01.001 has a polished,
dial, spotlights black gold plated hour markers filled with white
Super-LumiNova. The luminous hour and minute hands are plated with
black gold. The watch features a centeraly-positioned seconds hand with
a red tip and a red 007 logo designed as a counterweight and creating a
distinctive contrast with the black dial. There were only 10,007
pieces of this exclusive Seamaster model.
The Bond prequel "Skyfall",
once again pairs Bond with an Omega or two. Once again, there are no
gadgets associated with these watches. For the first part of the
movie, Bond wears a 42mm Planet Ocean, model number
18.104.22.168.01.001. It is a black faced model with a new ceramic bezel
and a steel bracelet.
The second watch featured in the movie is an Aqua Terra model, number
22.214.171.124.03.001. It features a blue face on a 36.5mm case with a
One limited edition was released to coincide with this movie. It
is model number 126.96.36.199.01.004 and features a dial that
pattern on the background that is similar to the grille of an Aston
Martin DB5. There is a 007 logo at the "7" position and the caseback is
see-through so one can view the "Skyfall" logo on the watch movement's
rotor. This watch is
limited to 5,007 pieces.
To mark the 50th anniversary of the James Bond franchise and to
co-incide with the new "Skyfall" film, Omega released two special
edition James Bond limited edition watches, each in a different size.
Both versions feature OMEGA's calibre 2507 self-winding movement fitted
with the revolutionary Co-Axial escapement.
The first version is the standard 41mm Seamaster size, model number
188.8.131.52.01.005. It is done in stainless steel and has a black
ceramic unidirectional rotating bezel with the number "50" marker done
in red to emphasize the 50th anniversary. The diving scales are done in
matt chromium nitride. The lacquered black dial features a 007
monogram. The case back is designed to look like the barrel of a gun
and the rotor has the design of the back of a bullet, visible through a
small sapphire window, coated on both sides with an anti-reflective
coating. The 41 mm version is limited to 11,007 pieces.
The second version is a bit smaller, at 36.25mm. The watch matches its
bigger counterpart with the exception of one small detail. The
7-o'clock position marker is a small diamond, done as a reminder that
this watch was made to honour the film history of agent 007. The part
number is 184.108.40.206.51.001 and is limited to 3,007 pieces.