Daniel Craig visits OMEGA factory

Since Golden Eye in 1995, James has been an OMEGA man!  More specifically an OMEGA SeaMaster Man.  For every film there has been a commemorative edition.  This year for the first time in the history between 007 and OMEGA, there will actually be a Limited Edition for Bond fans and watch collectors alike.  The difference is that the OMEGA Seamaster 300 Spectre Limited Edition will be manufactured to a finite number of 7,007 pieces where the prior commemorative editions were not limited to a certain number.


Daniel Craig and his OMEGA Seamaster 300 Spectre Limited Edition during filming



James Bond himself, Daniel Craig, has made a special visit to Villeret, Switzerland for the inauguration of the new OMEGA factory and to get a guided tour of just what goes into manufacturing of an OMEGA watch such as the ones he wears in the 007 films.


Daniel was joined by Nick Hayek, Swatch Group CEO, and Stephen Urquhart, President of OMEGA, and took the opportunity for some press photos.

OMEGA Seamaster 300 Spectre Limited Edition

The 41mm stainless steel case is water resistant to 300 meters and houses the OMEGA Master Co-Axial Calibre 8400 which is anti-magnetic to 15,000 gauss.

The bezel on this limited edition timepiece is bi-directionally rotating crafted in polished black ceramic with LiquidMetal® 12 hour scale for optimal scratch and corrosion resistance.

Limited to 7,007 pieces worldwide, engraved on the case back will be the unique serial number and the Spectre film logo.  Other features unique to this piece are the ‘Lollipop’ seconds hand and a black/gray NATO strap with 007 gun logo engraved on the strap holder.

This week , GQ-Magazine.co.uk published  photos of Daniel Craig taken for a partnership between James Bond and Heineken. Though this partnership with the beer company involves Spectre, Daniel Craig is not in costume as James Bond, though he is dressed in a Bond-like manner. Though GQ identifies this navy pick-and-pick suit as a Tom Ford O’Connor suit, this is certainly not a Tom Ford Suit. This suit isn’t as interesting or unique as a Tom Ford suit, and it’s most likely a ready-to-wear suit, but Daniel Craig looks like James Bond in it.

Tom Ford suit jackets always have a curved “barchetta” breast pocket, which this suit jacket lacks. O’Connor suit jackets also have slanted hip pockets, whilst this jacket has straight pockets. The O’Connor jackets in Spectre are button three roll two, whilst this jacket is just a button two like the ready-to-wear O’Connor jackets.

The Spectre suit jackets also have four cuff buttons whiles this jacket has only three cuff buttons. The buttons on this navy suit contrast in medium-light grey urea. And whilst Daniel Craig’s O’Connor jackets always have a single vent, this jacket has double vents. The narrow lapels are around the same width as the O’Connor lapels, but the notch on this jacket is smaller.

Daniel Craig seen at JFK 8/19/15


   Daniel Craig, 47, showed his pecs in a tight-fitting T-shirt as he arrived at JFK airport in New York on Wednesday