With Spectre, the latest entry into the James Bond catalog, just over the horizon,Swiss Omega replica watch has launched a rather cool limited edition by way of the Omega Seamaster 300 Spectre Limited Edition James Bond watch. While we covered, after spending a few moments with a production model at the Omega boutique in Vancouver, we figured it wouldn’t hurt to share some hands on impressions.
Limited to 7007 units, I’ll be surprised if they don’t move each and every one at a quick pace. While the modifications compared to the standard Omega Seamaster 300 are minimal, they have a considerable effect on the look and feel of the Omega Seamaster 300 Spectre LE.
The bezel is the functional change for the limited edition Omega fake watches, where Omega has opted for a bi-directional 12-hour bezel. While I think the dive bezel of the standard model is more appropriate for a Seamaster, the 12-hour bezel perfectly matches the ethos of Bond, who travels far more than he dives. The ceramic bezel uses a Liquidmetal scale, and its functionality is uncomplicated, simple, and rather powerful, not unlike Bond. Twelve-hour bezels are seeing something of a comeback, and I couldn’t be more supportive of this trend; it’s a useful “complication” that doesn’t add any specific cost or complexity to a sports watch.
The other changes are on the dial where the stock spear-tipped seconds hand has been swapped for a lollipop hand that appears nearly white in most light. The Omega Seamaster 300 Spectre Limited Edition replica watches also hosts a larger logo, brand, and model indication on the dial and deletes the “12” marker seen on the standard Omega Seamaster 300. While I prefer the original logo and “12” marker, the lollipop seconds hand looks really cool.