There are some items in the luxury retail world that became famous because of Hollywood. Oftentimes, it’s because such pieces were worn on-screen by some of the most famous stars in Tinsel Town. These are the likes of Givenchy’s little black dress worn by Audrey Hepburn in “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” and Vivienne Westwood’s wedding dress worn by Sarah Jessica Parker in “Sex And The City Movie,” among others. When it comes to luxury timepieces, the world’s favorite spy, James Bond, is usually the style icon who wears them on-screen. This year, one of 007’s most iconic watches is getting a major upgrade—the Omega Seamaster Diver 300M Titanium Tantalum Limited Edition.
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Release date: October 2018
Price when reviewed: $13,000
The remastered timepiece was first introduced last March during Baselworld 2018. It’s part of a new collection paying tribute to the iconic model’s 25th anniversary since its initial launch in 1993. The watch, as well as the collection it belongs to, became a high point for the famous luxury art fair, even though they’ll only be available this coming October. With only 2,500 pieces in existence, this limited edition timepiece costs a stunning $13,000 a piece.
- Diameter: 42mm
- Movement: Automatic
- Water Resistant: 300 meters
- Power Reserve: 55 hours
- Frequency: 25,500 vph
- Strap: Stainless steel bracelet
- Buckle: Folding clasp
The Omega Seamaster Diver 300M Titanium Tantalum boasts a host of technical upgrades of Swiss luxury label’s famous model, including a conical helium escape valve and wave-edged caseback. The watch is also one of the very few and rare timepieces offered in the market today that makes use of tantalum. Design-wise, the timepiece traded in their signature navy-blue colorway (famous in the James Bond films of the 1990’s) for a more classic and sophisticated rose gold scheme, with matching bezel and crown. And instead of a rubber strap, this model comes with a shimmering stainless steel bracelet.
Apart from its tantalum material and rose gold colorway, there’s little difference between the Omega Seamaster 300M Titanium Tantalum from its original iteration. Even down to the design on the dial and its primary functions, one wouldn’t tell the difference if the colors and materials remained the same. For a piece worth tens of thousands of dollars, and a limited edition at that, one might and should expect it to be a lot more upgraded than the classic model. The lack of such necessary innovation makes it less worthy of both the prestige and price tag.
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