My husband and I went to Lugano, Switzerland for our first wedding anniversary. It was a simple trip. We just joined an evening cruise, went to the Swiss Miniature Park, and enjoyed the Lugano Lake. The highlight of our celebration was bringing home the best Swiss souvenir we can think of: a watch.
Both of us James Bond enthusiasts, and me a perpetual Omega fan; we brought home a limited edition of the Seamaster Diver worn by 007 in every adventure since the Goldeneye. We bought a pair as an anniversary (and birthday and Christmas) gift for ourselves.
The Jame Bond 007 50th Anniversary Collector's Piece has been created in two sizes, 41 mm and 36.25 mm. The cases of the watches are made of stainless steel and feature ceramic bezel rings. The number "50" is in red to note the 50th anniversary being celebrated. The lacquered black dial featured a 007 monogram. Some may not like the monogram design, but for me it does shoot off a bomb.
The 41 mm version has 11 applied indexes while the 36.25 mm watch has ten with a diamond index at the 7 o'clock position to honor the 007 agent. Its screw-in back case is stamped with a gun-barrel design. There is a "bullet" decoration fixed on the rotor that can be viewed through a central sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating inside. Really cool.
While some of the advanced features will appeal particularly to divers, the James Bond 007 50th Anniversary Collector's Piece will prove irresistible to fans of 007 and to anyone interested in elegant, distinctive timepieces.
We bought the watches at Tourbillon Boutique in Lugano. The store is exquisite and well-secured. The staff is very accommodating. We were served snack and drinks. They also gave us Omega baseball caps and a bottle of champagne from France. Cheers to Bond's 50th and to our 1st!
20 June 2014
I am so proud to say that after almost 2 years, this gem is still as stunning as I first saw it. There was a time when this became my everyday watch and aside from serving its purpose of giving time, it also added elegance to every wardrobe. I am not a fashionista, you would even see me wearing jeans and probably a plain white shirt. My James Bond 50th anniversary Omega Seamaster serves as the perfect accessory. I've always been a fan of both Agent 007 and Omega watches. This collector's piece is the best statement for that. The performance is excellent, the design is superb. Definitely worth the investment. My husband can absolutely say the same about his own 007 50th anniversary Omega Seamaster, the better-half of mine.
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My precious Omega Seamaster Co-Axial 300m James Bond 007 50th Anniversary Collector's Piece:
The perfect couple's watch: