In 1995 the partnership between Omega and Bond started with the prodcution of Goldeneye, the first film to star the new bond, Pierce Brosnan. A new watch for a new Bond, plus a new excititng partnership.
The Swiss luxury watchmaker Omega, founded in 1903 is the pinicle of luxury. Being one of the top luxury watchmakers in the world explains why such a legendary partnership has been formed.
Throughout the years of James Bond (before the Omega partnership) Bond wears a Rolex countless times. However the change of Bond evoked a change of luxury timepiece to adorne the wrist of 'the world's most beloved spy.' Rolex, being at top runner in luxury watch markets would seem like a good choice for Bond, which it was however, Lindy Hemming - a costume designer on many Bond films stated, “I was convinced that Commander Bond, a naval man, a diver and a discreet gentleman of the world would wear the Seamaster with the blue dial.”
The original Omega Seamaster with the blue dial from Goldeneye, 1995
As well as the watches Bond wears in each film Omgea have also come out with Limited edition watches in recent years for example for Casino Royale, Skyfall and the 50th Anniversary. Although these watches are hard to find you can finds loads of options and models on www.watchfinder.co.uk were you can buy omega and other brands pre-owned.
In the future I would love to own my own Omega James Bond limited edition model, it would be a lovely edition to my collection and would be a treat for any Bond fan!
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I would highly recomend watchfinder.co.uk to find a luxury watch pre-owned. They have a beautiful selection of Omega, and other brands as well as limited edition pieces. They also give you the option of part exchanging your watch which is a really good feature. I hope that in years to come I will be buying my first limited edition Omega watch, which i will probably buy from Watcherfinder because of its great buying options and the recomendations i have recieved from friends.
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