2020 is now very much on the horizon, and we’re thinking new decade, new watch! So give the gift of time this Christmas and purchase one of OMEGA’s iconic timepieces. It might be the new Seamaster – as worn by James Bond himself – or the Speedmaster Moonwatch Professional Chronograph 42mm which is equally ready for adventure, while the De Ville Prestige is a perfect fit for any glamorous gathering. Here we look at these OMEGA timepieces and more… there really is an OMEGA for everyone
“The Speedmaster took part in all six lunar missions, making it the ultimate watch for adventure as well as a symbol of OMEGA’s passion for technology and innovation“
Mr Bond, we’ve been expecting you…
There’s really no more appropriate time to buy an OMEGA Seamaster, as 2020 will mark the release of the latest James Bond film, No Time To Die. The watch has appeared in every Bond film since 1995’s Goldeneye, and, following the On Her Majesty’s Secret Service Limited Edition Seamaster that came out earlier this year, we can’t wait to see which edition will be on Daniel Craig’s wrist in the upcoming blockbuster. The Seamaster Diver 300M collection was updated in 2018, and OMEGA’s Seamaster 300M Co-Axial Master Chronometer 42mm watch (above, £4,170) with black polished dialand matching unidirectional rotating ceramic bezel is a bold and all-round practical addition. The anti-magnetic stainless-steel watch with matching bracelet features the line’s recognisable laser-engraved waved dial (reintroduced in 2018), a white enamel diving scale and a handy date window at 6 o’clock. The easy-to-read white hour markers and indexes are filled with Super-LumiNova® for round-the-clock use – something you’ll find useful whether you’re a businessperson or an international superspy. Through the wave-edged case back, the wearer can admire the self-winding Master Chronometer Calibre 8800, offering an approximate 55-hour power reserve.
You can also read about the OMEGA Seamaster Diver 300M “James Bond” Limited Edition’ timepiece here.
Across the universe
Winding the clock back to the present, this year marked the 50th anniversary of the Moon landing, hence the Speedmaster has enjoyed even more attention than usual in the last few months of 2019. The Speedmaster took part in all six lunar missions, making it the ultimate watch for adventure, as well as a symbol of OMEGA’s passion for technology and innovation. The 42mm Speedmaster Moonwatch Professional Chronograph (£3,910) showcases a high-precision black dial and bezel, this time completed with a tachymeter scale, ideal for anything from flying to motor racing. The dial also provides a 30-minute subdial, a 12-hour subdial, a small seconds subdial, and a central chronograph hand. Presented on a black leather strap, it’s powered by OMEGA’s 1861 calibre with an approximate 48-hour power reserve and is water-resistant to 50m. It is presented in a box with an additional astronaut NATO strap in case you decide to reach for the stars – or perhaps, more realistically, decide to switch up your look.
Diamonds in the blue
Meanwhile, some sporting women may want to add a touch of glamour to their wrist, and where better to start than OMEGA’s 28mm stainless steel Seamaster Aqua Terra (£2,430). Water-resistant to 150m, it’s designed for women who are at their happiest either under the waves or firmly on land. This well-equipped timepiece glints with 18-carat Sedna™ gold indexes and hands, and its simple white dial is adorned with diamonds. The quartz-powered timepiece’s case back is engraved with OMEGA’s Seahorse emblem as a reminder of the watch’s maritime heritage – after all, the Aqua Terra has been gracing the wrists of divers since 2002.
Continuing the theme of clean, pure design, OMEGA’s quartz-powered 27.4mm stainless-steel De Ville Prestige (£2,260) features a stunning white mother-of-pearl dial – in fact, every timepiece is unique thanks to this captivating natural pattern. Rose-gold Roman-numeral hour markers and diamond indexes add to its charm, not to mention the line’s stellar reputation for exuding elegance to any outfit at any occasion. It is water-resistant to 30m.
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