Omega has started to roll out previews of upcoming watches for Baselworld 2012, starting with their new Seamaster dedicated to James Bond’s 50th anniversary. They have also revealed two other pieces, a new Seamaster Aqua Terra GMT and ladies Constellation. All three feature variations of their acclaimed new Co-Axial caliber movement. The new in-house made Co-Axial caliber is one of the finest in the industry, giving greater durability, stability, power and superior time-keeping performance.
Omega Seamaster James Bond 50th Anniversary Edition
With Omega now the long-time official watch of James Bond, they are celebrating Bond’s 50th anniversary with a branded version of their iconic Seamaster watch. There will be two case sizes available, one 41mm and one 36.25mm and both in stainless steel. The diamond at the 7 o’clock position marks the smaller version. The cases use unidirectional ceramic bezels with elapsed diving-time scales in matte chromium nitride. Note that since it’s the 50th anniversary, the “50″ is highlighted in red. While the dial looks dark, white Super LumiNova for the hour markers and green Super LumiNova on the hands and 12 o’clock bezel marker. And both use Omega’s signature polished and brushed screw and pin stainless steel bracelets.
For James Bond branding, you’ll immediately see the “007″ monogram patter in the lacquered black dial. On the back you’ll see the screw-in case with the famous gun-barrel view seen in the intro to all James Bond films. The bullet effect surrounded by gold is actually the back of the rotor, which is covered by sapphire crystal glass. And don’t forget this is a Seamaster Diver watch, that is water-resistant to 300 meters. To meet this depth, this watch has a helium escape valve to use during decompression from diving.
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Omega Aqua Terra GMT
The Seamaster Aqua Terra has existed with a GMT function for a couple years, but has taken a new caliber and a fresh, clean form this year. The chronograph sub-dials has been removed, leaving just the GMT function shown with the red arrow hand. This gives a clear view of the face, which shows off Omega’s new “Teak Concept” dial. The loss of the chronograph function also allows for a smaller case size, from 44mm to 43mm. The stainless steel model is shown here, but there will be a pink gold version and a two-tone steel and red gold version. Matching bracelets will be offered along with black, blue or brown leather straps.
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Omega Constellation Ladies Watch
The new version of the ladies Omega Constellation with diamonds now features a version of the new Co-Axial movement to fit its petite size. It comes in a 18 carat red gold 27mm case, with 32 full-cut diamonds (.50 carats) lining the bezel. The dial is mother-of-pearl and is decorated with red gold stars, some raised some sunken in. The red gold hands are also tipped with white Super LumiNova for low-light viewing. Omega then finishes off the full red gold strap with a total of 144 full-cut diamonds, totaling 0.54 carats.
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