If playing GoldenEye on the Nintendo 64 didn’t quite scratch the itch of being James Bond, then Omega’s latest offering will get you that little bit closer to double-0 status. (In terms of style, at least. There’s no self-destruct button or tranquiliser darts.)
As you can see this isn’t some gaudy movie tie-in, a standard piece of kit with a logo stuck on the front. The watch takes its design cues from Omega’s Seamaster Aqua Terra, with subtle extra nods to the man himself. Chiefly, the second hand is emblazoned with the Bond family crest, while on the back of the watch the oscillating weight (the metal disc which winds the watch automatically) is shaped like the barrel of the gun we stare down at the start of each film.
Lastly, Omega watches are known for impressive antimagnetic resistance. The standard Aqua Terra boasted 15,000 Gauss resistance, which has been upped here to, wait for it, 15,007. Cue Bond theme playing…
It means 007 fans will recognise the flourishes, while watch aficionados will just appreciate your oh-so-stylish horological flair. If you want to pick one up, be quick about it. There are only 7,007 being made.
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Matt joined Men’s Fitness in April 2014 as features writer after spending several years writing for a luxury lifestyle magazine, swapping champagne and canapés for cardio and leg days.
Matt is a keen Thai boxer and his interest in fitness took off when he made the decision to compete semi-professionally and had to get in shape. Training aside, he says the worst thing about fighting is resisting the urge to apologise all the time.
Oh, and he’s still on the look out for a decent fight nickname after being told ‘The Best’ was reaching a little bit…
Favourite move: Any kind of squat variation
Favourite sport: MMA and Muay Thai kickboxing
Personal best: Competing in a semi-pro K1 bout
Targets: Sub-1hr 40m half marathon and winning a fight by KO
Scariest MF moment: Writing about myself in the third-person for this profile
Favourite MF website story: Spider-Man workout
Favourite trainer quote: ‘Hands up, chin down’ – every striking coach ever
Biggest gym crime: Avoiding the weights and sticking to the treadmill