by Stephen Garner
(L-R) Raynald Aeschlimann, Barbara Broccoli, Daniel Craig, and Michael G. Wilson

Omega hosted an event in New York last night to celebrate its newest James Bond watch.

Guests were welcomed at The Top of the Standard, where the new Seamaster Diver 300M 007 Edition was revealed for the very first time. As guests arrived at the event in New York, they were greeted by a full display of the unique Seamaster watches worn by the British spy over the past 25 years. Actor Daniel Craig, as well as producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli, made a special appearance for the occasion.

Amongst the many guests in New York were a number of familiar faces including Paul Wesley, Antoni Porowski, and Sean O’Pry. As an added surprise, the spy-inspired night was concluded with a set from DJ Honey Dijon.

Antoni Porowski and Sean O’Pry

James Bond has been wearing an Omega since GoldenEye in 1995 – the choice of Lindy Hemming, the costume designer who worked on all the Bond films between GoldenEye and Casino Royale.

“James Bond shares many of the same qualities as Omega, from exquisite style to adventurous spirit and exacting precision,” said Raynald Aeschlimann, the president and CEO of Omega. “We can’t wait for everyone to see the new timepiece he’ll be wearing on screen.”

“When working with Omega, we decided that a lightweight watch would be key for a military man like 007,” added Craig. “I also suggested some vintage touches and colours to give the watch a unique edge. The final piece looks incredible.”

The new Seamaster Diver 300M 007 Edition is crafted from lightweight Grade 2 titanium and includes a titanium mesh bracelet, military-style engravings, and a vintage appearance thanks to its “tropical” brown aluminum dial and bezel. This non-limited watch will be placed in Omega’s current collection and available to customers worldwide from February.