Tuesday, 17 April 2012

James Bond (Daniel Craig) to wear Omega in Skyfall: great new pic and video for 007 fans

How about this for a great new image of Daniel Craig as James Bond getting to grips with the baddies in Skyfall – due for release in October and November 2012 (depending on where you live).

It is now certain that 007 will be wearing an Omega Seamaster Diver 300m wristwatch once again in Skyfall – just as he has in every Bond mission since Goldeneye in 1995. And for fans, there is a great opportunity to buy the special new 50th anniversary update edition of the watch.

The new collectors’ pieces were unveiled at at Omega’s new boutique store in London’s Stratford Westfield mall by Omega president Stephen Urquhart. Available in two sizes, the new Seamaster Diver is distinguished by a red 50 on its bezel (an idea initially suggested by longtime Bond co-producer Barbara Broccoli).

Also at the event was Lindy Hemming, the Oscar-winning costume designer who originally chose the Omega Seamaster as 007’s watch in Goldeneye.

“I was convinced that Commander Bond, a Naval man, a diver, and a discreet gentleman of the world would wear this watch as opposed to the one everyone expected me to use,” she said. She added, “I had also known contemporaries when I was in my twenties who were military and naval, and some who worked in field of energy and electricity, who all swore by their Omegas.”

The James Bond 007 50th Anniversary Collector’s Piece has been created in two sizes, 41mm and 36.25mm. The coolest thing about these watches is actually their backs which feature the iconic 007 gun-barrel design encircling a “bullet” decoration that’s fixed on to the rotor mechanism.

The 41mm version is being produced in a limited edition of 11,007 pieces and the 36.25mm version in a limited edition of 3,007 pieces.

Buy the Omega Seamaster Diver 300 m Co-Axial 212.30.41.20.03.001

Here’s a list of release dates for Goldeneye in the bigger world markets

USA    9 November 2012
UK    26 October 2012
Canada    9 November 2012
France    26 October 2012
Germany    1 November 2012
Spain    31 October 2012
Australia    22 November 2012
Japan    1 December 2012

And here’s a video of the new Omega Seamaster Diver 300m