007 Seamaster SPECTRE sold at Christie’s
As a watch nerd, for me, the most memorable scene in SPECTRE was when James Bond receives his new watch from Q (Ben Whishaw) and he’s asking if the watch can do anything? The answer given by Q is priceless: “It tells the time…” The timepiece in question is an Omega Seamaster 300, and one of the eight actual prototypes worn by Daniel Craig in the movie was part of a James Bond SPECTRE memorabilia auction held at Christie’s London, on February 18.
The watch features a bi-directional rotating bezel, made from black, polished ceramic with a LiquidMetal 12-hour scale. It can be easily recognized thanks to the lollipop central seconds hand and the 5-stripe, black and gray NATO strap. The watch is powered by the Omega Master Co-Axial calibre 8400.
Estimated at £15,000 – £20,000, the Omega Seamaster 300 prototype No. 1, fetched £92,500 which at today’s exchange rate, is more than $183,000 CAD.
All the proceeds of the auction, totaling more than £2.7 million, will benefit Doctors Without Borders and other non-profit organisations.
Did you missed the auction, but you still want to get your hands on a Seamaster 300 James Bond? I got some good new for you. Omega has released the exact same model in a limited edition run of 7,007 pieces and it can be yours for $8,100.