This Omega Seamaster 300 SPECTR comes in a robust stainless steel case with a black and grey striped NATO strap – a strap that is reminiscent of Bond’s original NATO strap worn in Goldfinger and Thunderball. The keepers of the strap are engraved with the 007 gun logo and Omega. If you can’t afford the watch, but want the same strap, you can buy the strap from Omega separately, but then it doesn’t have the 007 gun logo engraved.Related Replica Omega Seamaster 300 SPECTRE.
The timepiece delivers a striking black dial along with a rare “lollipop” central seconds hand. Similar to the original Seamaster 300, the watch also includes a broad arrow hour hand and recessed triangular hour markers.The numbers on the bezel go from 1 – 11 and then a 0 instead of the number 12.The case back has the ‘SPECTRE’ film title engraved and the limited number (of 7,007 pieces).
The word SPECTRE in the same sans-serif caps used to display the antimagnetic resistance and depth rating, and the 007 gun logo – unobtrusive and as laconic as Bond himself. I’ve always found the gun logo just a little twee – amusingly enough the gun it depicts is a stylized version of a pistol Sean Connery used in a poster for From Russia With Love, which, as it happens, was actually an air gun. You could read that as a dour, if accidental, comment on the cinematic Bond’s often more-show-than-go demeanor, but here it’s probably better to accept it as a nod to a long tradition and leave it at that. Connery’s Bond may have had inflicted on him an air gun that couldn’t stop a lethargic hamster, but Craig’s Bond, in the same fix and faced with an adversary, would probably just beat him to death with the butt.
The Omega Seamaster 300 James Bond SPECTRE watch is powered by the Omega Master Co-Axial calibre 8400, a revolutionary movement that is resistant to magnetic fields up to 15,000 gauss. The caliber 8400/8401 uses the technology that was first introduced in the Aqua Terra Antimagnetic 15,000 Gauss back in 2013, and has the same degree of resistance to magnetism thanks to the use of silicon in the balance spring, and other amagnetic materials. 15,000 gauss, by the way, is equal to roughly 1.2 million A/m (amperes per meter) and for reference, consider that for a watch to meet ISO requirements to be “antimagnetic” (per ISO 764) it need only be resistant to 4800 A/m. Magnetic fields as strong as 15,000 gauss typically are found only in things like medical imaging devices or particle accelerators, so if Bond ever gets involved in a shootout at the Large Hadron Collider at least his watch is going to keep running.