DANIEL CRAIG BRINGS THE DIVER 300M TO THE SURFACE
Like the watch he’s wearing, OMEGA ambassador Daniel Craig is clearly at home in the water. Set to play 007 for the fifth time, the talented actor looks every inch the gentleman, even when surfacing for air in a drenched tuxedo. The quintessentially-British Bond is a legendary character, so it’s only right that the actor who plays him gets to wear a legendary timepiece. Daniel Craig first wore an OMEGA on-screen in Casino Royale in 2006, but the actor was an avid watch fan long before he took on the iconic role. Though Bond is stoic, tough and even ruthless when required to be, Daniel Craig is anything but a grounded English gent with an approachable style and commitment to social causes.
OMEGA is proud to call Daniel Craig a friend and thrilled that he’s the face of the new Seamaster Diver 300M. He truly is the perfect choice. After all, how many underwater explorers can make a wet-suit look this stylish?
25 Years Above and Below the Waves
2018 marks three important milestones for the Seamaster collection. Besides celebrating 70 years since the launch of OMEGA’s very first Seamaster timepiece, it is also the 25th anniversary of the Seamaster Diver 300M. Since 1993, the Seamaster Professional Diver 300M has enjoyed a legendary following. Loved for its design and ocean technology, the original timepiece signalled OMEGA’s triumphant return to the world of diving watches and also ignited the brand’s long-standing partnership with James Bond. Now, 25 years later, a bold new collection has arrived.
OMEGA is unveiling a complete facelift of this legendary classic, with 14 unique models, including 6 in stainless steel and 8 in a mix of stainless steel and 18K gold.
Now sized at a larger 42 mm, each new Diver 300M has been given a Master Chronometer Calibre 8800, instantly taking the collection into a higher realm of precision, performance and magnetic resistance.
Every detail of the outward design has also been rethought, including the iconic diving bezel, which is now made from ceramic with the diving scale in Ceragold(tm) or white enamel (for longer-lasting whiteness and durability). The dials are also made from polished ceramic and are available in black, blue or sun-brushed PVD chrome colour. Most notably, OMEGA has reintroduced the wavy pattern (now laser-engraved) that was a popular feature of the original design.
All indexes have been raised and filled with Super-LumiNova and, to keep track of the days, the date window has been moved to 6 o’clock. Even the skeleton hands (rhodium-plated, 18K gold, or blued) have been subtly reshaped, which fans of the model will surely notice. Turning the watch over reveals a wave-patterned edge on the caseback, as well as sapphire crystal, through which you can see the METAS-approved movement. Finally, each model is presented on a traditional iconic metal bracelet or an integrated black or blue rubber strap. The metal bracelets feature a new ergonomic design and have been closely integrated to the case.