Agent on watch

For the James Bond enthusiast, here’s a com­pre­hen­sive list of the Omega watches used in the fran­chise since 1995

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Gold­eneye (1995)

Pierce Bros­nan stars as Bond in a story of stolen satel­lite weapon tech­nol­ogy, the dis­in­te­gra­tion of the Soviet Union and rogue agents. He’s armed with an Omega Sea­mas­ter Pro­fes­sional 300M Quartz with a blue dial. In the movie, Bond uses the watch’s built-in laser to cut through a steel plate.

To­mor­row Never Dies (1997)

Bond (Bros­nan) bat­tles the machi­na­tions of an evil me­dia mogul, El­liot Carver (Jonathan Pryce), who plans to trig­ger a con­flict be­tween China and the UK in or­der to help the growth of his em­pire. An Omega Sea­mas­ter 300M Chronome­ter that has been mod­i­fied to in­cor­po­rate a de­tach­able re­mote­con­trolled det­o­na­tor as­sists 007 in his quest.

The World is Not Enough (1999)

In this movie, Bond (Bros­nan) must pro­tect the beau­ti­ful Elek­tra (Sophie Marceau) from Re­nard (Robert Car­lyle), an EX-KGB ter­ror­ist plan­ning to in­crease the price of pe­tro­leum by det­o­nat­ing a nu­clear de­vice to de­stroy a vi­tal pipe­line. Bond wears an Omega Sea­mas­ter 300M in a speed­boat chase on the Thames; his watch fea­tures built-in il­lu­mi­na­tion and a minia­ture grap­pling hook, at­tached to a 15-me­tre mi­cro­fil­a­ment strong enough to support 360 kilo­grams.

Die Another Day (2002)

In Bros­nan’s fi­nal film as Bond, he takes on in­dus­tri­al­ist Gus­tav Graves (Toby Stephens), who is de­vel­op­ing a weapon with North Korea, in­tend­ing to use it to blast the South and re­unite the coun­try. Bond’s limited edi­tion Sea­mas­ter fea­tures fresh mod­i­fi­ca­tions, in­clud­ing a det­o­na­tor pin re­plac­ing the he­lium-re­lease valve and a laser that can cut through ice.

Casino Royale (2006)

Daniel Craig stars as the new Bond and tries to take down Le Chiffre (Mads Mikkelsen) at the gaming ta­bles of Mon­tene­gro. He wears a blue Omega Sea­mas­ter 300M with Co-ax­ial es­cape­ment—an up­dated ver­sion of ear­lier mod­els but one that does not fea­ture any spe­cial gad­gets. Later in the movie, Bond is also seen with a rub­ber-strapped Sea­mas­ter Planet Ocean 600M Co-ax­ial Chronome­ter with a black dial.

Quantum of So­lace (2008)

Bond (Craig) seeks vengeance for the death of his love, Ves­per Lynd (Eva Green), which leads to a dan­ger­ous en­counter with Do­minic Greene (Mathieu Amal­ric). Agent 007 wears a 42mm Sea­mas­ter Planet Ocean 600M CoAx­ial Chronome­ter with a clas­sic black dial and bezel.

Skyfall (2012)

The past fi­nally catches up with both Bond (Craig) and M (Judi Dench). Bond wears two watches in the film: a Planet Ocean 600M CoAx­ial cal­i­bre 8500, 42mm steel-on-steel with a black dial and bezel; and a Sea­mas­ter Aqua Terra with a “teak con­cept” fin­ish on the dial, echo­ing the wooden striped decks of the lux­ury yachts that Bond would fre­quent.

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