The 24th James Bond movie, Spectre, directed by Sam Mendes with the screenplay written by John Logan, Neal Purvis, Robert Wade and Jez Butterworth, was released in October 2015.
Logan, Purvis and Wade are also credited for writing the story according to IMDb based on characters created by Ian Fleming (1908 to 1964). Fleming is well-known as the creator of British Secret Service agent James Bond.
Omega has been the watch brand of choice for James Bond since the 1995 movie Goldeneye, the 17th Bond film. The master spy’s preference, given his active role in secret service, is the Omega Seamaster.
At the 2015 BaselWorld annual watch fair, Omega launched the Seamaster Aqua Terra “James Bond”, the commemorative timepiece that ties in with the launch of the 2015 action movie “Spectre”.
The blue dial of the Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra “James Bond” is inspired by the Bond family’s coat of arms. The Bond family motto is the Latin phrase “Orbis non sufficit” meaning “The world is not enough” when translated to English.
This is also the title of the 19th James Bond movie “The World is Not Enough” which was released in 1999.
On the dial of the Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra “James Bond” is a symbol repeatedly interlocked to form a pattern.
The tip of central sweep seconds hand is also inspired by the Bond family’s coat of arms. One key technical highlight of the Seamaster Aqua Terra “James Bond” is its resistance to magnetic fields of 15,000 Gauss.
The oscillating weight, as seen through the sapphire crystal case back, is cut and formed to resemble the barrel of a gun. At the centre of the rotor is a 9mm diameter golden bullet marked “James Bond”.
On opening day in the United Kingdom, Spectre broke the box office records by raking in £6.3 million (around US$9.7 million) which is reportedly higher than Skyfall’s £6.2 million (the 23rd James Bond movie released in 2012).
Over a seven-day period in the United Kingdom and Ireland, Spectre grossed £41.7 million (US$63.8 million). This is said to be the highest seven-day gross in the UK box office history, beating the previous record and title holder, Skyfall, a movie many will be familiar with as it is the previous James Bond movie. Spectre is therefore a true “Bond” breaker.
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ii. Omega Seamaster 300 “Spectre” Limited Edition: Writing’s on the Wall