The newest installment of the James Bond series, SKYFALL starring Daniel Craig, is set to hit cinemas later this year and as we have come to expect from the maker of Bond’s most essential on-screen accessory, Omega has created a limited edition Seamaster Planet Ocean to celebrate.
The SKYFALL Edition
Possibly one of the coolest looking ‘007’ editions so far (in my opinion at least) the new Planet Ocean “SKYFALL” is presented in a 42mm brushed and polished steel case complete with matching bracelet. Although the dial is matte black, the horizontal lines etched into it combined with the contrasting touches of red and white give it a sense of depth that is visually quite attractive.
White Super-LumiNova, which emits a light blue glow in the dark, has been applied to all indices on the dial, along with the hands. As a subtle point of distinction however the minute hand and the dot on the diving bezel glow green instead. Whether that makes any difference from a legibility point of view is probably contestable but it still looks cool nonetheless.
The James Bond references aren’t overt and really the only giveaway that this is a special edition timepiece is the trademark ‘007’ logo at 7 o’clock. Similarly on the reverse side, a black-varnished engraving of the ‘SKYFALL 007’ logo on the rotor of the automatic Omega co-axial Caliber 8507 movement is the only indication that this timepiece is something a little more special.
As is standard on all Planet Oceans, the SKYFALL edition also features a helium escape valve and is rated to 600m of water resistance.
The Final Word
Given that Omega will be producing 5,007 of these special timepieces – that’s significantly more than some smaller brands’ annual production – it is a bit of stretch in my opinion to classify them as limited editions. Still, the new Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean “SKYFALL” Edition is a great looking timepiece with a top-quality engine and undoubtedly Bond fans the world over will be thrilled with this latest release.
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