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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.

Blast From The Past Lux­ury brands mod­elled their lat­est re­leases af­ter iconic time­pieces for the best of both worlds

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