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Out of all the fancy gadgets in the new 007 film, Swiss manufacture Omega's timepieces have the biggest supporting parts

Before filming began for No Time To Die—way back in the spring of 2019—star Daniel Craig and Omega had a discussion about the watch that the former was going to wear in his last appearance as the iconic James Bond. As a former naval officer, the Omega Seamaster was a natural choice for Bond and it's no different in No Time To Die, the 25th Bond film. The Seamaster has been Bond's faithful wrist companion since GoldenEye in 1995. 

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Available as a non-limited edition, the watch that Bond wears in the movie is the Seamaster Diver 300M 007 Edition. Boasting a grade 2 titanium case with matching mesh bracelet, it also comes with an unusual tropical brown dial and a Master Chronometer calibre with Co-Axial escapement that ensures greater reliability and accuracy. A couple of Craig's input made it to the final design—the choice of titanium, for instance, as Craig likes the feeling of "it's like you're not even wearing a watch. It's incredibly comfortable to wear (during filming)."

Craig loves the vintage look of the mesh strap. "I really like that kind of touch, like a 60s or 70s dive watch. It makes complete sense that it's a diver because he's sort of retired, he's in Jamaica, he's on a boat. We hinted that (Bond) is diving in the first part of the movie, which was perfect." The watch is also available with Nato strap. 

The Ladies of Omega

The women in No Time To Die are highly adept individuals who can hold their own against Bond. Their watches reflect this trait. For instance, Moneypenny (Naomie Harris) has gone from being just the secretary to M to a resourceful MI6 operative. In the movie, she puts on the Omega De Ville Prestige in steel with a white silvery dial and green leather strap, befitting her confidence and independence. 

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Meanwhile, Lashana Lynch makes her Bond debut as Nomi, the first female 007 agent with a license to kill. Matching her wit and strength is the Seamaster Aqua Terra 150M with a stainless steel with a durable Nato strap. It is powered by Master Chronometer Calibre 8800, which is resistant against magnetic field of up to 15,000 gauss. 

'No Time To Die' opens in cinemas here on November 25, 2021.

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