Omega Commander's Watch - 007 James Bond Limited Edition Review
Omega salutes James Bond with yet another deadly limited edition watch.
The colors of a top-secret agent and statesman shine forth on the new Omega Seamaster Professional Diver 300m Co-Axial Automatic. The new 41mm chronometer seems to take some design inspiration from Omega's previous James Bond Limited Edition, the Spectre (which had a monochromatic gray and black striped NATO strap. This new James Bond watch comes to life with a more colorful red, gray and navy blue striped NATO fabric strap with the colors of the Royal Navy along the strap and stately bezel.
The Omega Commander watch also has a brushed stainless steel bracelet with the 007 logo branded on the push-button deployant clasp.
If you love Omega watches as much as I do, you'll also be happy to receive the Omega branded tool and instructions on how to remove and change the bracelet or strap.
The packaging is also something worthy of a royal salute with a 007 branded button to open the blue and gold Omega Commander's Watch box.
The Navy Blue with Gold Stripes are reminiscent of Her Majesty's Royal Navy
Omega Commander's Watch - 007 Limited Edition Full & Detailed Review
Bezel: Brushed steel with a navy blue ceramic fill that has a red 15-minute scale. Satin finished numbers and indexes in steel wrap all around the bezel with indexes and dot minute markers. The unidirectional rotating bezel also has a great shape for gripping giving you extra traction.
Case: Brushed steel case has the words "COMMANDER'S WATCH" written above the transparent sapphire crystal on the case back with the words "LIMITED NUMBER / 7007 EDITION". The crown and lugs are polished and brushed.
Hands: The hands on the Commander's Watch are very 007 with the skeletonized luminescent navy blue hour and minute hands and a red second hand that has a luminescent dot on one side and the iconic James Bond 007 Gun Logo as a counterweight on the other end of the second hand.
Dial: The white ceramic dial has great contrast and is easy to read with its blue indexes and minute track. Luminescent hour markers and a date window at the 3 o'clock position which shows the date in red. The dial is covered by a slightly domed sapphire crystal.
Water Resistance: Like all James Bond watches, this one is no different and is designed to get wet. The Omega Seamaster Pro model # 126.96.36.199.04.001 is equipped with 300m/100ft water resistance so that if you're doing a little role play and sky diving from a burning helicopter while landing in the Thames with a splash; it should be of no consequence to your watch.
If you are into serious underwater adventures, like as those that call for a professional diving bell, the Omega Commander's watch is equipped with a helium escapement valve at the 10 o'clock position on the case. This helps to release any tiny microscopic molecules of helium that can penetrate the crystal while using a diving bell. Once on dry land, the helium escape valve is pushed to release said helium.
About the Movement: The 27-jewel Omega Caliber 2507 beats at 25,000vph / 4Hz at hold its power for approximately 48 hours. The automatic chronometer has great accuracy and can be seen through the transparent case back.
- The Rotor is made of stainless steel and has three gold tone stripes. The top gold stripe has the 007 logo branded on it in black, the middle stripe has the Omega logo while the bottom gold stripe has the caliber number on it "2507".
- Omega uses their Si14 silicon balance spring which gives the movement great shock resistance compared to other springs. This helps the chronometer achieve excellent performance and reliability.
- Omega also uses the Co-Axial escapement on the caliber 2507 which creates less friction and reduces the need for lubrication on the movement. As a result, the time between maintenance is increased making your watch last longer in between services.
Overall this is a great looking watch that can be rather light on the wrist when using the fabric NATO strap. If you need to dress up a bit, (in dare I say a tuxedo and bow tie?) ...the brushed stainless steel bracelet comes in very handy. Pistol not included.
Now… isn't it about time for a martini? ...shaken, not stirred.