Created to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the film On Her Majesty’s Secret Service (1969), this exclusive set was limited to just two-hundred and fifty-seven pieces (this set is numbered 229), which quickly sold out.
The set comprises two watches; the first is a 42 mm. Seamaster Diver 300M. model in 18k yellow gold; the second is a 42 mm Seamaster Diver 300M. model in stainless steel both bearing the edition number 229. The gold watch is presented on a black rubber strap and features an 18K. white gold plate on the side of the watch case, engraved with the edition number. The black ceramic bezel has an OMEGA Ceragold™ diving scale, as well as a spiral-brushed black ceramic dial, which has been given a black PVD colour treatment and a laser-engraved gun-barrel design, with its centre in exactly 9 mm. 18K. yellow gold is also used for the hands, indexes and Bond family coat-of-arms at 12 o’clock, and there is a small 007 logo at 7 o'clock. Elsewhere, a secret number '50' is hidden in the luminescent material of the 10 o’clock index – a reference to the 50th Anniversary of the film On Her Majesty's Secret Service. On the sapphire crystal of the case back, is the Bond family coat-of-arms, metallised in gold and black. Inside, the watch is driven by the OMEGA Co-Axial Master Chronometer Calibre 8807. The two-watch set is presented inside a Globe-Trotter suitcase, which has been bound by black and grey NATO-inspired straps. An additional stainless steel bracelet, as well as a NATO strap for each model, is also included.
The seller of this lot has agreed to donate their entire proceeds of the sale of this lot, if sold, to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, a registered UK charity. The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation is registered in England and Wales with registered charity number 295716. In addition, Christie’s will donate our entire buyer’s premium, less any costs incurred in selling the lot, please see further detailed information at the back of this catalogue.