In a single famous scene from Live and Let Die, 007, performed by Roger Moore, uses his magnetic – but otherwise totally normal-searching – watch to unzip his latest conquest’s dress, declaring that “it’s sheer magnetism, darling”. Within the real life, however, magnets as well as their invisible forces wreak havoc using the workings of the mechanical watch – compromising precision as well as stopping a wrist watch performing whatsoever.
It’s an issue that challenged horologists for hundreds of years however in 2013, Omega developed the solution. It unveiled the world’s first mechanical watch movement that may resist magnetic fields as high as 15,000 gauss (the system by which magnetic pressure is measured). There have been anti-magnetic watches before Omega’s innovation, like the Rolex Milgauss, but it was only resistant against fields as high as 1,000 gauss.
Unsurprisingly, Omega’s ground-breaking anti-magnetic movements are showing up in increasingly more from the luxury Swiss brand’s collection. With such gadgetry available, it’s only right the brand’s two new 007 edition Spectre watches are outfitted using these highly innovative anti-magnetic Omega Master Co-Axial calibres.
We already introduced you news of 1 limited-edition 007 watch, the Omega Aquaterra Mens Spectre Watch and today comes the Seamaster 300 Master Co-Axial ‘Spectre’ Special Edition – exactly the same model being subjected to its paces by Daniel Craig’s Bond within the film.
Omega’s Seamaster continues to be 007’s watch of preference since GoldenEye in 1995 however this elegant timepiece marks the very first time the particular watch worn by 007 has been released like a limited-edition model. Presented inside a 41mm stainless situation, it features a decidedly retro feel. The rhodium-plated hands possess a vintage (blue-tinged) coating of Super-LumiNova, a black ceramic bi-directional rotating bezel along with a five-stripe black and gray NATO strap with ‘007’ engraved around the bracelet strap holder.