Best Replica Omega unveils the ‘Commander’s Watch

The fake Omega Seamaster soon became a stalwart of seafarers and submariners alike after the releasing in 1957, but today it’s chiefly known for accompanying Commander James Bond, aka 007, on his onscreen adventures, beginning with Goldeneye in 1995. Omega
Befitting the debut of a new 007, played by Pierce Brosnan, the film’s costume designer Lindy Hemming lobbied for the inclusion of the Seamaster amongst Bond’s many ‘hand props’, figuring that a Naval commander would be familiar with the timepiece. The idea flew, and replica Omega has dressed every 007 since.
Therefore, to mark the half-century of You Only Live Twice – not to mention the 40th anniversary of The Spy Who Loved Me and the 20th anniversary of Tomorrow Never Dies – Omega has united these two threads in a timepiece dedicated to the character’s rank in the Senior Service.
The Seamaster Diver 300m ‘Commander’s Watch’ has a restriction of 7,007 pieces in stainless steel (a further seven pieces are available in yellow gold) and comes in a special box inspired by a military medal case.
And there are further clues to its joint antecedents: not only are the colors of the Ensign (red white and blue) to be found throughout the piece, the 41mm case features a blue ceramic bezel with red rubber covering the first 15 minutes.
The dial is in polished white ceramic, while the blues indexes are complemented by blue hands and the replica ‘Seamaster’ logo in red.
Picking up on Commander Bond’s role in popularising the series after its relaunch in the mid-Nineties, the central seconds hands features the 007 gun logo on the counterweight, and the number seven in the date window is picked out in red (all other numbers are blue). As befits a military piece, the strap is a five-stripe NATO bracelet in blue, red and grey and features a polished buckle.