OMEGA Seamaster Diver 300M 007 Edition
If you can’t wait to watch Daniel Craig’s newest Bond film, No Time To Die (set to release in theatres on April 8), here’s something that will raise the heat even more. OMEGA has unveiled a brand new 007 edition, the Seamaster Diver 300M 007 Edition, to mark the release of the 25th film of the blockbuster franchise. Built with military needs in mind, the timepiece has been created in close collaboration with Daniel Craig and the producers of 007. This non-limited timepiece will not only be appearing on screen, but will also be available in OMEGA’s current collection from next month.
“When working with OMEGA, we decided that a lightweight watch would be key for a military man like 007. I also suggested some vintage touches and colour to give the watch a unique edge. The final piece looks incredible,” Craig said.
Crafted from Grade 2 titanium, the 42mm new timepiece is light, durable and strong. Additionally, the use of the same material for the mesh bracelet and innovative adjustable buckle ensure not just further lightness but easy wear as well.
In terms of the design, the timepiece caters to Craig’s request of adding a touch of vintage to the watch with its “tropical” brown aluminium dial and bezel ring. Keeping in tune with its military theme, the caseback features a series of numbers that follow a genuine military format usually present in military-issue watches.
The NAIAD LOCK caseback is engraved with“0052” and “923 7697” which signify the code-number specified for Navy personnel and the number of the diver’s watch, respectively. Below this number is the engraving “A/007/62” where “A” stands for the code used to signify a watch with a screw-down crown, “007” is James Bond’s iconic agent number and “62” is the year the very first Bond film was released. Neat, right?
Powered by the OMEGA Co-Axial Master Chronometer Calibre 8806, the watch is also available in a striped NATO strap in dark brown, grey and beige combination with a 007 engraved on the loop.
Panerai Luminor Dhoni Editions
Celebrating the Italian watch branda’s successful collaboration with MS Dhoni that began in 2018, Panerai unveils two special editions dedicated to the Ambassador for India. An extension of the brand’s popular Luminor collection, the two special editions are the Luminor GMT 44mm (PAM1056), and the Luminor Chrono Flyback 44mm (PAM01057).
The new range of watches reflect the dynamic personality of the legendary cricketer by making sure that the timepieces are dependable, sophisticated and good-looking. While the Luminor GMT 44mm (PAM1056) features a solid AISI 316L stainless steel case with a polished steel bezel sitting beautifully in contrast to the brushed steel Safety Lock device, the Luminor Chrono Flyback 44mm (PAM1057) is crafted in a brushed GoldtechTM case which is a gold alloy developed by the Panerai Laboratorio di Idee.
Both the watches are available in a matte green dial with Arabic numerals and markers in white Super-LumiNova® with green luminescence. The colour green has been chosen for this watch as it is MS Dhoni’s favourite colour as well as one of the colours of the Indian flag. It is also reminiscent of Dhoni’s relationship with the India Army. The case back of the two watches houses a personalised celebratory engraving of the inscription “Mahendra Singh Dhoni 183” (the highest score in One-Day International Cricket) with an outline of the Indian peninsula and a picture of the cricketer with his signature.
Despite its aesthetic beauty, the Luminor GMT 44mm (PAM1056) and the Luminor Chrono Flyback 44mm (PAM01057) are mechanical powerhouses. While the former is powered by the P.9010/GMT calibre, the latter has the P.9100 calibre running within. Available in a black semi-matte alligator leather strap with an additional military green rubber strap, the two novelties, Panerai Luminor Flyback and Luminor GMT, limited to just 77 and 251 pieces respectively, are now available exclusively at all Panerai points of sale in India.
The Carl F. Bucherer Heritage Bicompax Annual comes to India
Carl f. bucherer launched the classically inclined and technical masterpiece, the Heritage Bicompax Annual, in India last month. The timepiece, officially released at Baselworld 2019, made its official entry into the country with much aplomb.
Limited to just 888 pieces, the new Heritage Bicompax Annual is deeply inspired by its predecessor while keeping in tune with the tradition and history of the Lucerne-based brand founded in 1888. Available in two options; a two-tone stainless steel and rose gold and stainless steel version, the timepiece is modern and pure with a retro spirit.
One of the main attractions of this watch is the subtlety of its dial. While the stainless steel version features a silver dial with black totalisers, the two-tone edition houses a rose-and-champagne dial strapped to a calfskin leather in cognac brown.
Offering a range of functions from a chronograph and a large date display to an annual calendar complication, the Heritage Bicompax Annual packs a punch in its 41mm case.
Within the timepiece runs the automatic CFB 1972 calibre that clocks in a power reserve of 42 hours.