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Omega’s New Bond Watch Plays a Movie on Its Back

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maybe omega is No Ever since one of cinema’s most iconic characters made his screen debut on October 5, 1962, he has been inseparable from James Bond. That first “Bond his watch” was, in a whisper, a Rolex Submariner Ref. 6538. Breitling (thunderball) and Hamilton (live and die).it wasn’t until golden eye In 1995, Omega stepped in and assumed a permanent mandate to provide a gadget-laden watch to a fictional British super spy.

Now, in commemoration of the 60th anniversary of the Bond franchise, two new omegas Released. These new creations aren’t linked to any particular movie, but the company has avoided the obvious attempt to push ‘007’ or the rifling effect of the dial into the design this time around, instead giving the caseback a touch of movie magic. It adds a subtle touch. When the piece is flipped, the mechanical animation of the iconic barrel opening sequence plays on the back of the crystal.

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The new 42mm Seamaster Diver 300m 60 Years of James Bond Stainless Steel (£7,100, approx. $8,500) is inspired by the first Omega worn by Pierce Brosnan. golden eye, but now with a mesh bracelet. The Seamaster Diver 300m 60 Years of James Bond Canopus Gold is made from Omega’s white gold alloy and comes in a natural gray He is much more premium with a silicone dial and bezel surrounded by green and yellow diamonds. Model. It all seems to combine to evoke Ian Fleming’s Jamaican home.

The animation behind 007’s opening sequence is accomplished with this mechanical watch that has no screen or digital display. Moire animation, where interference pattern Generated when an opaque border pattern with transparent gaps is overlaid with another similar pattern. To see the pattern, the two designs are not identical and must be staggered or, in this case, rotated.

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Omega’s patent-pending design features an animated rotating aluminum disc driven by a central lollipop second hand. This causes a sequence of four images to repeat continuously at his 15-second intervals while the Co-Axial Master Chronometer Caliber 8806 drives the watch.

Gregory Kissling, Omega’s vice president of product, said the challenge was getting the animations to be accurate. “We started with 7 digits in the sequence, but the problem with the 7 was that there were slight differences between the discs, causing ghosting effects. So we decided to split the sequence into 4 images. This need for precision is also why the casebacks of these Seamasters are screwed rather than “screwed”. This allows the various layers of illusion mechanics to align perfectly. This was not possible with his previous Seamaster caseback. “We also had to manage the distance between the disc and the sapphire crystal,” he says Kissling. “It requires a very small tolerance of plus/minus 0.05 millimeters.”

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