James Bond wears an Omega Seamaster Professional 300m in GoldenEye.
GoldenEye represented a major upheaval for the Bond franchise, with major recasting and legal issues coming to the forefront of production. Still, the movie was a commercial success and cemented Brosnan's role as the Gentleman Spy.
GoldenEye follows the story of James Bond and fellow 00 Agent Alec Trevelyan who are investigating a chemical weapons facility when they are caught and Trevelyan supposedly dies in an explosion.
9 Years later, the Janus Crime Syndicate has taken control of a cold-war era space satellite weapon known as the GoldenEye. James Bond is sent to investigate and ultimately stop Janus from using this weapon.
James discovers that Janus is actually Agent Trevelyan who did not die in the explosion a decade ago, but felt betrayed after the whole ordeal and dedicated his life to revenge.
GoldenEye was the 17th film in the James Bond series and the first to feature Pierce Brosnan as the spy. GoldenEye was the first James Bond film I ever saw personally and came to represent the series in my mind for quite some time.
This might be showing my age a little, but I also loved the Nintendo 64 version of the videogame - this was easily the best multiplayer shoot-em-up of its time. The movie was released in 1995 after a 6 year hiatus caused by legal disputes with Timothy Dalton. The movie, in addition to recasting Bond, recast the roles of Moneypenny and M for the first time. The movie made $360M on a $60M budget.
The below video is of the famous train escape scene, where Bond's Seamaster features a laser which he uses to cut a hole through the steel train floor to escape:
The Seamaster Professional 300m is a beautiful tool watch from Omega making its first appearance on a Bond for Goldeneye. This was the start of a long relationship between Omega and Bond, with many subsequent Bond’s (including Daniel Craig) also wearing a version of the Seamaster.
The version worn by Pierce Brosnan in Goldeneye featured quartz movement (Omega calibre 1538), with a stainless steel case and bracelet, and a rotating stainless steel bezel. The dial is blue with luminescent hands and stick-dot hour markers. The dial also features minute markers around the outer rim and a magnified date display appears at the 3 o’clock position.
The quartz movement watch requires a battery to operate. The crystal is scratch resistant sapphire. The watch is also water resistant to 300 meters, making it a quality choice if you’re in the market for a genuine dive watch. This is a beautiful, functional watch that any James Bond fan, collector, or watch lover would enjoy.
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