James Bond has been reliably supported by his OMEGA Seamaster wristwatches in every 007 film since GoldenEye in 1995.
One word was on the minds of OMEGA’s designers when they were given the chance to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Goldfinger: gold!
To honour one of the world’s favourite movies, OMEGA has created a one-of-a-kind Seamaster Aqua Terra in an explosion of 18K yellow gold. This very special timepiece sold for 106,000 CHF (70,000 GBP) on Wednesday 17 September as part of an online auction that celebrated the renowned James Bond film. The winning bid was nearly eight times the estimated value of the watch!
With this outstanding result, this OMEGA Seamaster Aqua Terra is considered to be the most successful item in this online auction and it was the only item to make such a drastic jump from its published estimated price to its final price.
This Seamaster Aqua Terra has a discreet 38.5 mm 18K yellow gold case and is presented on a matching bracelet. The dial has also been created from 18K yellow gold. The 18K yellow gold hands are coated with Super-LumiNova, making them legible in all lighting conditions. In a subtle nod to the world’s most celebrated secret agent, there is a counterweight (in 18K yellow gold of course!) on the central seconds hand crafted in the form of the iconic 007 logo.
What’s inside this very special timepiece is as important as its design: it is powered by the OMEGA Master Co-Axial calibre 8501 revealed through its transparent crystal caseback. The one that equips this unique Seamaster Aqua Terra features an 18K yellow gold rotor and bridge, distinguishing it from the 18K red gold normally associated with the movement. The oscillating weight is also made of 18K yellow gold. The mechanical movement delivers extraordinary timekeeping performance and reliability and it is also resistant to magnetic fields greater than 15,000 gauss, solving a challenge that has perplexed watchmakers for centuries.
The words engraved on the 18K yellow gold ring around the transparent caseback tell the story: GOLDFINGER, 50TH ANNIVERSARY, UNIQUE PIECE, ANTI-MAGNETIC, >15,000 GAUSS.
This remarkable 18K gold OMEGA Seamaster Aqua Terra watch celebrating the 50th anniversary of Goldfinger is delivered in a special presentation box whose design was inspired by the U.S. Bullion Depository building at Fort Knox.