One of people changes was the upgrading on the movement. When Omega launched reference 145.022 in 1968, it had been fitted with caliber 861, and that is deemed more robust.
Omega reminded customers about its lengthy association with James Bond in London this week with the the launch of a limited edition Seamaster Diver 300M Commander’s Watch that celebrates the rank and regalia of Agent 007.
A party for press and partners saw guests transported by boat along the River Thames on a cruise before arriving at Tate Britan for a themed event.
Omega president and CEO Raynald Aeschlimann was joined by Bond film producer Michael G. Wilson, who both revealed the timepiece during an introductory speech at the cocktail reception.
The steel-cased Commander’s Watch uses the Royal Navy’s red,white and blue ensign colours.
The timepiece, which houses an Omega Calibre 2507, has a polished white ceramic dial, facetted blue skeleton hour-minute hands and a varnished red second hand with a 007 gun logo.
The watch is sold on a five stripe blue, red and grey NATO strap, with an additional metal bracelet.
The stainless steel version is limited to 7,007 pieces while a 18ct yellow gold model is limited to just seven pieces.