Once the James Bond „Skyfall” movie was launched in theaters in 2012, Omega took advantage of this invaluable marketing opportunity and introduced a new limited edition 007 watch to mark the 23rd installment in the franchise. This move was very different than the announcement of the Omega James Bond 007 50th anniversary timepiece. The purpose of this brand new Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean 600M Skyfall Limited Edition design was to confirm that Daniel Craig will once more appear on the screen with a Seamaster PO on his wrist and make fans understand that the partnership between Omega and 007 continues with sleeker, bolder and even more stylish watches.
Fans probably remember that there were numerous rumors about Bond’s decision to give up the Planet Ocean for an Aqua Terra. Essentially, the Omega Skyfall Limited Edition watch is a very distinctive variation of the iconic Planet Ocean with a 42 mm case diameter. For starters, it offers the amazing ability of diving up to a total depth of 600 meters. Next there is the innovating matte black ceramic bezel with a chromium nitride dive scale and the Omega in-house 8507 Co-axial movement. And out of all the design changes, we must mention the smart replacement of the seven o’clock hour marker with the famous “007” logo, the black rotor that can be seen through the transparent case back, the signed 007 clasp and a stunning grid-textured dial. Plus, the Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean Skyfall comes in a special presentation case and it was manufactured only in a limited series of 5007 pieces.
Omega and James Bond movies have been working closely together for many years now and the watchmaking company’s limited edition watches are very popular among fans of the 007 films. The appeal of a timepiece that wears the 007 logo is undeniable for anyone who loves these movies and the appeal that an adventurous looking watch has. Still, I have a small comment to make about this limited edition model. Bond doesn’t actually wear this version in the movie; instead he has on his wrist a standard version.
I think that Omega is a marketing genius as it has managed to totally reinvent a classic design such as the Planet Ocean line by simply linking it to a fictional action movie character. Basically, Bond is the hyperbolic portrait of the Seamaster’s main aesthetic, functional and status values. It is a classy, but super stylish time keeping device that is bold enough to splash, scratch or adventure itself in a thrilling car chase.
From an aesthetic point of view, the James Bond Seamaster Planet Ocean 007 Skyfall limited edition watch is not much different than the standard version. Its most notable improvement is the beautiful textured dial and the 007 logo which replaces the 7 o’clock hour marker. This Omega watch has the iconic 42 mm case diameter, is made out of solid stainless steel, has a black colored dial, a domed scratch-resistant sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment on both sides, and is water proofed up to a depth of 600 meters.
Among its most important features, we must mention the fact that it has a chronometer function, it has the date of the month displayed in the 3 o’clock small window, the iconic helium escape valve in the upper left side of the case, a screw down crown which ensures water resistance, a transparent caseback that allows you to see the inside mechanism and an unidirectional rotating bezel which makes it easy to measure elapsed time.
Both Omega and James Bond fans agree that the Seamaster Planet Ocean Skyfall is the perfect watch for a stylish and rough look. It’s the type of accessory that suggests you’re always ready for action. Furthermore, this limited edition Bond watch has an inside mechanism that is extremely precise, complex and durable. The timepiece is equipped with a coaxial 8507 movement that offers extra functionality and performances to its owner. Compared to any other similar priced luxury timepiece on the market, this Omega limited edition model offers a superior movement that impresses aficionados from all points of view.
Any connoisseur will appreciate the fact that Omega has perfected the legibility of its Planet Ocean line by adding a high quality luminescent coating on the hour markers and hands. The contrast between the black dial and the white lume is simply beautiful in daylight while offering enhanced time reading capabilities in the dark.
As it is a special edition watch, built in a limited 5007 pieces series, the Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean 600M Skyfall doesn’t come cheap. This stylish James Bond watch costs about $5,000-$7,000 and understandably it is very rare on the market. For those who like 007 movies and the understated appeal of a sleek diver’s watch we recommend this very modern and functional Omega PO special version watch.