The replica Omega Seamaster 300 SPECTRE Limited Edition is possibly one of the most coveted pieces from Baselworld’s previous edition. It was such a desired timepiece that we tried to guess its looks and specifications and the final result was highly regarded by both the industry and the collectors – something that we confirmed when reviewing this watch during a whole summer.
So, the design of the SM300 is great, and so is its movement. It features the hyper-innovative Master Co-Axial Chronometer Calibre 8400, the first movement to be fully antimagnetic (and up to 15.000 Gauss, which is… a lot). The NATO strap will be available on the multiple editions of the Omega Seamaster new 300 Master Co-Axial , meaning stainless steel with a black dial, titanium with blue dial, two-tone (stainless steel with Sedna gold bezel, crown and hands) and the multiple gold editions.
As we told you a few month ago, we spotted Daniel Craig wearing an replica Omega Seamaster 300 Master Co-Axial on a black and gray NATO strap – and as it was during shootings of the latest James Bond 007 movie, there was no doubt to have: the official Spectre watch had to be a SM300. Each of the watches will have its own unique serial number engraved on the back along with the SPECTRE film logo. The Omega Seamaster 300 SPECTRE Limited Edition will be available from September in selected boutiques in 7.007 pieces.
The first one is the second hand. Instead of its usual diamond shape and its white paint, it now comes with a ‘lollipop’ design – something that is reminiscent of the classical military editions manufactured by Omega and that could be found on some old Seamaster 300 (and also on certain Speedmasters CK2998). Concerning the activity of James Bond, a bit of military inspiration is not totally irrelevant. (edit: one of our readers also spotted that the 12 numeral under the top index was not here anymore and that the replica Omega watches and Seamaster logos were bigger).
The other unique feature concerns the bezel. If the overall design and the materials are the identical (a stainless steel bezel with a black ceramic insert), the scale depicted is distinct.
The Spectre edition also gets rid of the luminous dot at 12. While the normal Seamaster 300 features a 60-minute scale (like all good dive watches and like the classical edition), this Spectre Limited Edition has a 12-hour rule – so that time can be kept with any country in the world, just like on a GMT watch, but without the GMT hand. What we didn’t know at that time were the unique features that Omega could include in the limited edition. Now we know. Alongside its stripped fabric NATO strap (that you can find in every fake Omega Boutique), the replica Omega Seamaster 300 SPECTRE Limited Edition is based on the stainless edition of the SM300 (so with a black dial), plus has two specific details to differentiate it from the normal edition.