A short recap, Bond
Yet before we get into our main topic, it’s been a while since our last Sunday Morning Showdown. The fake Omega Speedmaster World Cup has occupied this space, and we are glad to see many readers lend their vote to their Speedy of choice. We hope you agreed with the eventual winner, the Speedmaster Calibre 321. Try and cast your mind back to the last two Showdowns, and it’s not looking too good for Ben. Jorg’s Breguet Type XXI took a marginal win over the Blancpain Air Command at 51%. But the Tudor Chrono S&G slaughtered the new 2020 Breitling Chronomat with 58% playing 42%. That is Ben’s actual Frecce Tricolori you just slandered.
No Time To Spectre
Like the grainy black and white opening to Casino Royale (2006), Ben is battered and bruised and lying on the bathroom floor. Even so, he still musters the energy to rise, take aim, and let the music play. Jorg, on the other hand, is practicing his evil laugh, stroking a Persian cat, and waiting for the plucky Brit to miss the target once again. But today’s showdown might just be a fair fight as Jorg and Ben are dueling with Omega watches that feature prominently in the two most recent Daniel Craig spy thrillers. In his arsenal, Jorg has the yet unseen No Time To Die (2021) Omega Seamaster Diver 300M in titanium. Ben thinks he has a straight shot with the heritage-infused best quality replica Omega Seamaster 300 last seen in Spectre (2015).
Grab a martini, cock your Walther PPK, and watch the Showdown unfold. If you think the Bond puns stop here, think again, agent.
Spectre (2015) Fake Omega Seamaster 300 Master Co-Axial Chronometer With NATO Strap
Omega has featured prominently in Bond movies since the Brosnan-era. Adorning Bond’s wrist has been the Seamaster Diver 300M, the Planet Ocean, and Aqua Terra. In 2015, the 24th EON Productions Bond film, Spectre, went a different direction. The then newly reintroduced Seamaster 300 took styling cues from the very first Seamaster 300 ref. CK2913 from 1957. The 300 wasn’t the first Seamaster but instead the inaugural model in the range purpose-built for diving. Dubbing it the “300” was a bold statement as Omega could only rate it to 200 meters. But that was the limitation of the testing equipment rather than the potential performance. When the producers were looking for 007’s next wrist gadget, the Master Co-Axial Chronometer Seamaster 300 made perfect sense.
But the prop department didn’t simply take an existing Seamaster as it was shown in the Omega catalog. For the first time, Omega designed this watch specifically for the silver screen. Omega Seamaster 300 ref.126.96.36.199.01.001 replica kept the ceramic bezel, but the Liquidmetal™ numerals use a 12-hour scale rather than the traditional 60-minute dive graduations. By turning the bi-directional bezel, the 00 Agent can track the additional time-zone of his elusive target. It also starts to deviate quite a lot from the CK2913 by not having the 12 that usually accompanies the 3, 6, and 9 on the dial. The Omega logo is much larger and occupies this space, seemingly to showcase greater emphasis on the branding to cinema-goers. Lastly, what differentiates this “Spectre” edition from the regular timepiece is the lollipop tip of the central seconds hand.