Omega recently launched a new addition to its ever-growing watch collection – and this latest treasure is the Seamaster Diver 300m "Commander's Watch". The name is inspired by the legendary spy James Bond who was a Naval Commander, as described in the books of Ian Fleming. The author himself had been a Naval Commander before he embarked upon a writing career in civilian life, and this new timepiece is an appropriately tough, yet elegant item reflecting the essential values of James Bond himself.
The new watch is a limited edition in stainless steel, and is modelled on Omega’s classic Seamaster. The Commander’s Watch is, appropriately enough, presented in the Royal Navy's colours of red, white and blue, in the form of a white ceramic dial, blue skeleton hands and a varnished red seconds hand – and this colour combination is complemented by a smart red, white and blue strap. Limited to just 7,007 pieces, there's also an 18 carat yellow gold version of The Commander’s Watch, which is limited to an exceptionally rare seven pieces.
Seamaster Commander's Watch by Omega, £3,720, omegawatches.com
"My wife brought the watch back today and It's really fantastic to see it working like new and looking like new. I really appreciate that you didn't polish the housing too much and it has a real feel of authenticity about it with the combination of refurbished internals and original casing. I'm really delighted with the result, it's great to have something from nearly 100 years ago to hold and describe for the next generation"
Just to say how pleased I am to have my watch back and that it is keeping perfect time for the first time since I bought it some 68 years ago. My congratulations to the team who have given it the ability to keep working accurately for more years. Thank you all.
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I collected the watch on 11 August, as you know. It is a pleasure to have it back in full working order and looking as good as new. How it came to be so damaged, I do not know. The crystal and dial are fresh and clean in striking contrast to their previous condition. The watch was my grandfather’s silver wedding anniversary present to my grandmother. It was with her when she and my grandfather were deported from Guernsey to Germany in 1943 and returned with her to Guernsey in 1945. The watch will pass to my granddaughter in a few years’ time.Please pass my thanks and appreciation for his work to the watchmaker.