While Rolex may be the watch brand most historically associated with superspy James Bond, Omega has been the official partner of the Bond film franchise since 1995. As a result, Omega has built quite the James Bond specials watch collection—some in conjunction with new movie releases and some “just because.” The Omega watch we’re highlighting at today was in fact made in honor of the movie Spectre, made in 2015 and starring Daniel Craig. Let’s have a look at the Omega James Bond Aqua Terra 150M Limited Edition.
This limited edition Omega James Bond Aqua Terra may be for you. (Image Credit: Omega)
Design: Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra 150M James Bond Limited Edition
Right off the bat, we see that Omega applied the James Bond theme liberally to the special edition Spectre Omega Aqua Terra (ref. 126.96.36.199.03.004).
First, on the tip of the yellow seconds hand, there’s a miniature version of the Bond family coat of arms (fun fact: the Bond family motto “Orbis non sufficit” translates to “The World is not Enough). Furthermore, a closer look at the vibrant blue dial, housed within a 41.5 mm stainless steel case, reveals a repetitive pattern that also takes its design cues from the family shield.
Also, just under the “MASTER CO-AXIAL CHRONOMETER” font on the dial, Omega cleverly modified the magnetic resistance rating label to “15,007 GAUSS” where the last three digits are in reference to Bond’s famous codename. Completing the design of the dial are the matching yellow minute markers on the outer edge, the luminous tapered indexes, and the iconic Omega broad-arrow hour hands.
While the Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra 150M James Bond Limited Edition watch comes with a matching stainless steel bracelet, there’s also a blue nylon strap with yellow stitching included in the set for those days when you want a more casual look. Naturally, the set comes with a strap-changing tool for easy bracelet switching.
The limited edition Omega James Bond Aqua Terra has a plethora of Bond-like features.
Movement and Functions: Omega James Bond Aqua Terra 150M Limited Edition
Flip the Spectre watch around and you’ll spot the Omega Master Co-Axial Caliber 8507 through the sapphire caseback. The self-winding Master Co-Axial Caliber 850 powers the time-only Aqua Terra with a 60-hour power reserve and boasts a magnetic resistance of 15,007 gauss.
Continuing the 007 theme, there’s the visible “James Bond” marking front and center on the rotor. Plus, the movement’s oscillating weight is skeletonized and has been cut and shaped to resemble a gun barrel. The caseback also includes the watch’s unique edition number (limited to 15,007 pieces) and its water resistance rating of 150 meters (500 feet).
The Aqua Terra model from Omega is known to be a solid everyday luxury watch that is easy to wear and love. And this particular James Bond edition is a great looking version with its punchy blue and yellow dial contrasting with the sporty steel case and bracelet.