The good news is that Omega’s really done a nice job nailing exactly those attributes in the SPECTRE limited edition, which is characterized – thank God – by a near-total absence of any Bond-specific branding. Instead, the’s taken a watch that Bond might plausibly choose for himself – the 300 – and given it a few subtle tweaks to make it distinctive, attractive, and just-different-enough without making it an obvious piece of branding. The watch, as issued, will come on a grey-and-black NATO, and the two major differences on the dial side from the standard SM300 are the bezel and the seconds hand. The standard model has a standard 60 minute diver’s timing bezel, but the SPECTRE model has a 12 hour scale – bidirectional – that you can use as a second time zone scale; arguably at least as practical for Bond as a diver’s bezel. The other vintage/old-school element is the lollipop seconds hand, which can be found on some vintage models as well (the book Omega: A Journey Through Time, for instance, shows a 1959 with a circle tip seconds hand, ref. CK 2913).
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