Timepiece Of The Month
Omega Seamaster 300M Commander’s Watch Limited Edition
The James Bond movie franchise marks three noteworthy anniversaries this year: the 50th anniversary of You Only Live Twice; the 40th anniversary of The Spy Who Loved Me; and the 20th anniversary of Tomorrow Never Dies.
In each of these 007 flicks, the famous spy can be seen sporting his official military uniform. Inspired by his rank and regalia, Omega, the watch brand of choice for James Bond since 1995, has created the Commander’s Watch.
With its white, blue and red accents, the stately watch salutes the ensign colours of the British Royal Navy. The 41mm stainless steel case features a blue ceramic bezel with a Liquidmetal diving scale and red rubber covering the first 15 minutes. The dial is polished white ceramic and includes 12 blue indexes. Unique features include the 007 gun logo counterweight on the central seconds hand.
The NATO bracelet follows a five-stripe pattern with a polished buckle, while the wave-edged caseback features the “three stripes” of the Commander’s naval insignia on the rotor, along with a 007 “bullet” design.
Driven by the Omega Calibre 2507, the stainless steel model comes with an additional metal bracelet and is limited to 7,007 pieces. There is also an 18K yellow gold version limited to just seven pieces.
Ulysse Nardin Marine 1846
Based on the legendary 1996 timepiece that was launched to mark the brand’s 150th anniversary, the new Marine 1846 has been updated with cutting-edge silicium technology and a Grand Feu enamel dial. The self-winding in-house UN-118 Chronometer movement boasts a 60-hour power reserve and a forward and backward quick-set date function. The slightly larger 41mm case bears the traits of the Marine collection: Roman numerals, a fluted bezel and impressive water resistance. On the enamel dial, the small seconds, date and power reserve indicator are joined by the historic marine chronometer hands and logo. The caseback lists the gold medals won by historic Ulysse Nardin timepieces.
IWC IWC Ingenieur Chronograph Sport Edition 50th Anniversary of Mercedes-AMG
To mark the golden anniversary of Mercedes-Benz’s performance motoring arm, IWC has launched the Ingenieur Chronograph Sport Edition 50th Anniversary Of Mercedes-AMG watch. Limited to 250 pieces, the 44m special edition with titanium case is modelled after the regular Ingenieur Chronograph Sport, which is powered by the in-house Calibre 89361 with a 68-hour power reserve and bears twin registers at 6 o’clock and 12 o’clock. What sets the AMG tribute model apart is the caseback. Like the original Ingenieur from 1955, the IWC Mercedes-AMG Ingenieur Chronograph Sport features a soft iron cage to protect the movement from magnetic fields. In this limited version, the soft iron capsule is emblazoned with the AMG motto and has been perforated to resemble a brake disc, in line with the motorsport theme.
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