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MERCH FOR 7,007 GEORGE LAZENBY DIEHARDS: Omega’s Seamaster Diver 300m James Bond
Text by Kee | Photos courtesy of Omega
This wristwatch pays homage to the only James Bond movie that starred George Lazenby
The 12 o'clock index features James Bond's coat-of-arms
A special plate engraving identifies each of the 7, 007 editions
A hidden '50' numeral appears at 10 o'clock alluding to the anniversary of 'On Her Majesty’s Secret Service'
The wristwatch comes in a special edition box

We’re roughly half a year away from Daniel Craig’s final run as super British spy 007. But don’t let this final farewell detract you from the fictional character’s longevity that has lasted since the golden age of Hollywood (the first James Bond movie was in 1962). While next year’s 25th instalment of Bond, titled No Time to Die, will be a tearjerker of sorts let us remind you that the secret agent isn’t known to be sentimental. But let this latest James Bond themed release by Omega be an exception. After all, it is based on the 1969 movie, On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, which stars possibly the most controversial 007 actor thus far in the Australian George Lazenby, who was the youngest actor to be cast in the starring role. He quit the franchise after starring in the movie and he did so the day before its premiere. Lazenby has since come clean and said that he left the franchise after his manager talked him out of signing on for six more Bond movies and was subsequently blacklisted in the industry. However, On Her Majesty’s Secret Service is beloved by diehard fans and has been studied closely in understanding Bond’s contentious relationship with women. That said, you’re not going to get any controversies packed into this tribute Seamaster wristwatch. Instead, Omega has steered clear from the aforementioned backstories and focuses on Bond’s codes. And there are plenty to salivate over on this 42mm diver’s wristwatch: the black ceramic dial with a spiral-brushed gun barrel design, a 12 o’clock index design inspired by Bond family’s coat-of- arms, a ‘50’ numeral on the 10 o’clock index that is only visible in the dark, and a special font used for the number 7 on the date indicator. Being a limited edition of which there are only 7,007 made for public consumption, there is a special yellow gold plaque screwed to the case side that indicates the numbered edition as well as rep the famous logo of the franchise. A license to thrill, indeed.


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