It’s been a few years since James Bond last burst onto our screens in the 24th installment of Ian Fleming’s super-spy series. In Spectre, enthusiasts were delighted to see the return of sorely missed Bond villain Ernst Stavros Blofeld and there’s been much debate recently on how the story is going to develop in the next installment. To celebrate the imminent return of one of Britain’s most recognizable and best loved fictional heroes, Luxe Watches are planning to give away a brand new Omega Seamaster Diver 300M Commander’s Watch, originally produced in a limited edition to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the legendary Bond film You Only Live Twice.
I suppose we ought to start on which makes the 8400 moves different from the far more prolific 8500. The solution is rather simple: it lacks a date. While we’re on the topic of nomenclature, I think this would have been a wonderful opportunity to utilize a “1” movement. The 8401, as opposed to this 8400, carries a gold rotor and balance bridge and I think that would have matched the two tone case quite well. Regrettably, moves ending in 1 are largely reserved for solid golden Omegas. It is not as if this 8400 is a poor looking motion without it, however. I think it’s downright beautiful.Personally, I am happy they jumped the date on the Seamaster 300. It retains it more in line with the first and leaves the dial uncluttered.I mentioned earlier this 8400 was among the most advanced movements in the world. It unites virtually all of Omega’s technologies with conventional high-end Swiss watchmaking methods to create a true tour de force. It’s a master co-axial, which means that it is immune to any real-world dosage of magnetism you might expect to experience, in large part thanks to its own silicon hairspring. This makes it one of the only anti-magnetic watches with a screen back, and this is fine because the 8400 is something you’re going to want to see.The magic starts right here. This radically new approach to motion design is supposed to substantially lessen the friction at the most quickly-wearing portion of a motion, the escapement. This should let it run for longer involving services, but also increase accuracy over long intervals (several years) as the lubricant ages. The 8400 master coaxial isn’t a 1 trick pony, however.
There was even more discussion over whether Daniel Craig would continue in the role, though the actor recently confirmed that he would return for at least one more outing. A high degree of secrecy has surrounded the latest plot, not least because the script is not yet fully written. Even the name of the 25th Bond is being kept tightly under wraps. The good news is that, according to some sources, shooting for the next film is due to start early next year.
Bond 25: What We Know So Far
- The film is set for release around November 2019 but shooting is expected to start as early as February next year.
- Daniel Craig has confirmed that he’s going to be taking up the role again. If he completes the film, he’ll be the longest running Bond since Sean Connery.
- The script is being worked on by Neal Purvis and Robert Wade, who first got involved in all things Bond with The World is Not Enough in 1999.
- Over the years, Bond’s watch has gotten him out of a lot of tight situations, not least when battling Mr. Big in Live and Let Die.
The new plot has been kept as secret as an MI6 file and not much has been leaked. Rumors that Bond might have married in the interim have been circulating but are largely unsubstantiated.
- Most people do, however, expect Blofeld, one of Bond’s most memorable enemies, to return in the next story. Lea Seydoux who played Madeline Swann in Spectre may also make another appearance.
- The big question is who is going to direct the 25th Bond – the bookies’ favorite was Christopher Nolan after his Dunkirk success this year but other, less well-known candidates have since come forward.
Bond and Watches
It’s no surprise that Omega took the step to produce a Bond style limited edition Omega Seamaster 70s Price Replica and the design has undoubtedly proved extremely popular. Gadgets are a key part of the Bond mystique and owning one of the 7,007 Seamaster Diver 300M Commander’s Watches attracted a good deal of attention.
Even in an era where watches seemed to have transformed into something unpalatable and digital, the traditional design and its feel on the wrist are always certain to appeal to those who want a more substantial timepiece. The way the second hand is balanced by the 007 logo on the Seamaster design could make this timepiece seem a little kitsch, but actually what you get is a Omega Seamaster 2 Tool 106 Replica that looks absolutely stunning.
If you’re feeling nostalgic for the next Bond film, you can own a little memento of Britain’s top spy by taking part in Luxe Watches’ Christmas giveaway. The promotion runs until December 15, 2017 and all you need to do is complete their short sign up form during this time to stand a chance of winning the limited edition watch. luxewatches.co.uk
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