Omega’s Speedmaster Professional ‘Moonwatch’ is forever associated with man’s first lunar landing, but that may not resonate with today’s zennial bitcoin billionaires who prefer points of reference blasting at them from their Instagram feeds. The Speedmaster Professional, has been spotted on the wrist of the astronaut hero of forthcoming sci-fi action movie, ‘Moonfall’.
Helmed by ‘Independence Day’ director Roland Emmerich, ‘Moonfall’ sees the moon fall out of orbit and into a collision course with Earth. Patrick Wilson plays former astronaut Brian Harper, who is called upon to lead a mission into space to save the planet. Wilson can be seen wearing the 42mm stainless steel Speedmaster Moonwatch powered by Omega’s Co-Axial Master Chronometer Calibre 3861.
The Speedmaster was the first watch to be worn on the moon in 1969, when astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin walked on the lunar surface for the first time. One scene in the movie depicts Harper using the Speedmaster to keep track his remaining time before disaster echoing the real-life use of the chronograph to time a mission-critical burn during the infamous Apollo 13 mission.
‘Moonfall’ premieres on February 4 and also stars Halle Berry, John Bradley, Michael Peña, Charlie Plummer, Kelly Yu and Donald Sutherland.
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After originally being scheduled for April 2020, the theatrical debut of James Bond ‘No Time To Die’ is now set for November 20, 2020.
Daniel Craig will reprise his role as British secret agent 007 for the fifth and final time in ‘No Time To Die’, and he will, of course, be wearing an Omega on his wrist throughout the movie.
This year represents the 50th Anniversary since the original James Bond movie ‘On Her Majesty’s Secret Service’ (1969) was released. The movie also marks 25 years of Omega being the official watch of James Bond, which started with ‘GoldenEye’(1995).
Sophisticated style and innovation have always been essential parts of the James Bond story. And to uphold that honor, Swiss watchmaker Omega is now coming out with a brand new Seamaster Diver 300M James Bond Numbered Edition: a watch that offers a lot of details for 007 fans.
Introducing the 2020 Seamaster Diver 300M James Bond Platinum Gold Numbered Edition. Presented in the same size 42 mm diameter Seamaster 300M case as the previously announced individual James Bond Limited Edition ($6,500) and the two-piece boxed set ($42,100) – except this one is in a solid ‘platinum-gold’ alloy that was formulated to be more durable and maintain its color better than typical 950 platinum.
Like the recently announced Seamaster 007 timepieces, this watch has a plate affixed to the side of the case and engraved with the edition number (lucky you: there is no limit in production!).
For an exceptional look, the 42 mm case is made of platinum gold, with a platinum gold plate on the side, engraved with a unique number. The same material is also used for the polished-brushed buckle of the black leather strap of the watch. More unique details characterize the watch, including a black ceramic bezel with an embossed platinum diving scale.
While the spiraling gun-barrel logo is anything but discreet, the ‘007’ gun logo printed in white enamel at 7 o’clock on the minute track is subtle. Even more subtle is the hidden number ’50’ in the luminous material of the 10 o’clock index – which is a reference to the 50th Anniversary of On Her Majesty’s Secret Service.
A black enamel dial features the signature Bond spiraling gun-barrel design in 18K white gold and is accentuated with 18K white gold applied indices, hands. As part of the Omega James Bond collection launched last year, this watch also includes a hidden number 50 in Super-LumiNova of the 10 o’clock index. A reference to the 50th anniversary of the James Bond film ‘On Her Majesty’s Secret Servive’ (1969). Elsewhere on the dial you will find a 007 logo at the 7, as well as the James Bond family coat-of-of arms at 12 o’clock in white gold.
The Omega Seamaster Diver 300M James Bond Numbered Edition Platinum Gold comes in its own Globe-Trotter™ suitcase, bound by NATO-inspired straps, and inside is an additional black rubber strap which can be swapped out with a black alligator leather strap.
The release date has not yet been announced. However, there is a price tag on the watch of €47,175. The new Omega Seamaster James Bond editie is available at Omega boutiques and selected stores worldwide. Come into the beautiful world of Omega.
Love the colour red? You’re about to be stoked. Omega has just released a new De Ville Trésor ladies model dressed in fire-engine red accents.
Omega’s historic reputation for luxurious women’s watchmaking has been elevated even further – particularly thanks to the arrival of the Trésor collection. Combining classic design with modern touches, the timepieces have proven to be a truly popular choice. This year, a new selection of styles will be unveiled, including one unique model in red and white.
The new timepiece includes a polished 36 mm case crafted in stainless steel. Following the well-known Trésor style, the case is also set with 38 single briljant cut diamonds, which curve elegantly along each side. Perhaps most distinctive is the new combination of colours.
The Omega De Ville Trésor ladies model is dressed in fire-engine red accents. Perfect, if you’re looking for new ways to wear your favourite hue other than with red clothes, shoes and bags.
The lacquered white dial is surrounded by transferred Roman numerals in red, while the matching strap truly stands out in red leather. On the crown, you’ll find another single diamond, this time surrounded by a red ceramic flower made from five Omega logos.
Turning the watch over, the Omega Calibre 4061 quartz movement with ‘Long Life’ feature to maximize the autonomy of the battery. sits just behind a polished mirror caseback that is embellished by a metalized ‘Her Time’ pattern.
The Omega De Ville Trésor in red is priced at $4200. Come into the beautiful world of Omega.
Launched in 1993 as a part of the hugely successful Seamaster range of diving watches, the Omega Seamaster Professional Diver 300M was an instant success globally. Recognized for its design and technical proficiency, the watch found its way onto the wrists of divers, athletes and researchers, relying on it in the most demanding of environments.
Friend of Omega, Daniel Craig is the face of the new Seamaster Diver 300M. Looking every inch the gentleman as he surfaces for air in Omega’s new campaign, he truly is the perfect choice. Who else could make a wet-suit look this stylish?
A year later, the Seamaster Diver 300M Chronograph was awarded ‘Watch of the Year’ by readers of German magazine Armbanduhren, signaling a promising future for Omega’s newest collection. It did not take long for this promise to come to fruition with the world’s most famous spy, 007 James Bond himself, strapping a Seamaster Diver 300M on his wrist for GoldenEye in 1995. Omega and Bond have become inseparable ever since, a mainstay in every James Bond movie that has followed.
Now Omega has unveiled a complete facelift of this famous watch, with 14 unique models, including 6 in stainless steel and 8 in a mix of stainless steel and 18ct gold.
Sized larger to 42mm, each new Seamaster Diver 300M has been given a Master Chronometer Calibre 8800 movement, instantly elevating the entire collection’s precision, performance and magnetic resistance. Magnetic forces in electronic devices used on land, on deck and even under the sea can throw a timepiece out of synch.
Of significant note, diving equipment often include magnetic devices and are operated in close proximity. To counter this, the movement is built with non-ferrous materials that can resist these effects that magnetism causes.
In addition, the movement and watch have passed the 8 stringent Master Chronometer tests set by METAS (Federal Institute of Metrology) that include examinations under strong magnetic fields of 15,000 gauss. These intensive tests by METAS go beyond the industry norm COSC certification, and mark a new standard of quality. The METAS tests range from the aforementioned magnetic exposure tests, to daily chronometric precision tests, to power reserve tests and tests of water resistance.
For divers, keeping track of time spent underwater is crucial, and the new Seamaster Diver 300M has given the all-important rotating bezel a fresh design twist. Not only is the iconic diving bezel now made from ceramic with the diving scale in Ceragold™ or white enamel, Omega has also included a luminescent dot at 12 o’clock. Completely stylish, utilitarian and vintage approved at the same time.
Professional divers face unique challenges in the course of their work, helium molecules expand during decompression and can pop the crystal face and case-back off regular wristwatches. One of the Seamaster Diver 300M’s most important details has always been its helium valve, implemented to allow helium to escape the watch case safely. For the new models, the valve has been given a conical shape and has been patented with an ingenious new feature. Should the Helium Escape Valve be accidentally opened underwater, the watch is guaranteed to still remain water-resistant up to 5 bar.
The dials of the new watches are also made from polished ceramic and are available in black, blue or a sun-brushed PVD chrome color. Omega has also responded to popular demand by reintroducing a wave pattern on the dial, now laser engraved on the new models. All indexes have been raised and filled with Super-LumiNova and, for symmetrical balance, the date window has been moved to 6 o’clock. Even the skeleton hands, in either rhodium-plated, 18ct gold, or blued, have been subtly reshaped.
On the back of the watch, a wave pattern on the edge mirrors the waves on the dial. A sapphire crystal is also included, through which one can admire the world class METAS-approved Master Chronometer Calibre 8800 movement. Lightly decorated, the movement is magnificent to behold and a masterstroke in precision manufacturing.
Each model is presented on a traditional iconic metal bracelet or an integrated black or blue rubber strap. The metal bracelets feature a new ergonomic design and have been closely integrated to the case for supreme comfort, as well as a sleek contoured look that enables the watch to be at home in suit, be it wet, or Saville-Row.
Omega ambassador Daniel Craig, set to play 007 for the fifth time, characterizes this best. Every inch the gentleman, Daniel Craig first wore an Omega on screen in Casio Royale in 2006, but he has been an avid watch fan long before he took on the iconic role. Though Bond is stoic, tough and even ruthless when required to be, Daniel Craig is anything but.
A grounded English gent with an approachable style and commitment to social causes, he is not just a friend to Omega, but also the face of the new Seamaster Diver 300M.
Truly the perfect choice, the latest advertising images feature his -beautiful – steely gaze and piercing blue eyes perfectly matched with the Omega Seamaster Professional Diver 300M on his wrist, all while submerged in a tuxedo.
For the fans: Head behind-the-scenes of the photoshoot for Omega’s latest campaign, which involved a dapper Daniel Craig plunging into a pool to demonstrate the versatility of the Swiss brand’s redesigned classic. A wet-suit has never looked more stylish.
Since 1888, Dutch jeweler Schaap en Citroen has been a popular address for prestigious watches and jewellery, from brands such as Cartier, Chopard, Jaeger LeCoultre, Patek Philippe, Audemars Piguet, and Rolex, to name just a few.
Now Schaap en Citroen – with branches in Amsterdam – is expanding its number of stores with a Vintage Watches boutique in the Amsterdam 5-star Conservatorium hotel. A brand new concept for the jeweler’s house: second-hand watches are available in the boutique. Schaap en Citroen offers a realistic and competitive price for the timepiece worn. Visitors can also exchange their worn watch for a new product, for example.
Schaap en Citroen Jewelers offers a wide range of pre-owned watches from the most exclusive brands including Blancpain, Breguet, Jaeger LeCoultre, Patek Philippe, Vacharon Constantin, Cartier, Chopard, Rolex, Audemars Piguet, IWC, Omega, and Hublot. An exclusive number of this unique collection can be viewed in the new boutique in the Conservatorium Hotel. The trade-in procedure for second-hand watches can also be arranged online via the website.
Even if you are not looking for a new watch, a visit to the boutique is worthwhile. Interior designer Rob Feenstra has provided the store with a stylish interior with furniture from Fendi Casa and Bentley Home.
Vintage Watch boutique can be found in the Van Baerle Shopping Gallery at the Conservatorium hotel, which is open maardag: 13: 00 to 17: 45. Tuesday-Saturday: 11: 00 – 20: 00, and Sunday from 13.00 to 17.00 o’clock. Phone number: 020 – 2384792.