Limited to 7007 units, I’ll be surprised if they don’t move each and every one at a quick pace. While the modifications compared to the standard replica Omega Seamaster 300 (hands-on here) are minimal, they have a considerable effect on the look and feel of the replica Omega Seamaster 300 Spectre LE.
The bezel is the functional change for the limited edition, where replica Omega has opted for a bi-directional 12-hour bezel. While I think the dive bezel of the standard model is more appropriate for a Seamaster, the 12-hour bezel perfectly matches the ethos of Bond, who travels far more than he dives. The ceramic bezel uses a Liquidmetal scale, and its functionality is uncomplicated, simple, and rather powerful, not unlike Bond. Twelve-hour bezels are seeing something of a comeback, and I couldn’t be more supportive of this trend; it’s a useful “complication” that doesn’t add any specific cost or complexity to a sports fake watch.
Functionality is the same as the Seamaster 300, with the replica Omega Seamaster 300 Spectre Limited Edition rocking replica Omega‘s Master Co-Axial 8400, 300m water resistance with a screw down crown, and a domed sapphire crystal with an internal anti-reflective coating.
The other changes are on the dial where the stock spear-tipped seconds hand has been swapped for a lollipop hand that appears nearly white in most light. The replica Omega Seamaster 300 Spectre Limited Edition also hosts a larger logo, brand, and model indication on the dial and deletes the “12” marker seen on the standard replica Omega Seamaster 300. While I prefer the original logo and “12” marker, the lollipop seconds hand looks really cool.
In person, the replica Omega Seamaster 300 Spectre Limited Edition James Bond fake watch feels a lot like the standard replica Omega Seamaster 300 save for the included grey and black striped nato strap – the same Daniel Craig is purported to wear in Spectre. The nato works beautifully for the case and dial and the grey tones match up nicely with the warm coloring of the faux-vintage lume on the markers and hands.
Like the Seamaster 300, the replica Omega Seamaster 300 Spectre’s dial changes considerably depending on the available light and viewing angle. In bright direct light, the dial has a texture similar to teflon, with the recessed markers adding a warm sandy tone and additional depth as the rhodium plated polished hands catch and reflect light. In lower light or shadow, the dial appears black and the polished hands appear nearly invisible, leaving only the luminous elements at their center to function for legibility. While the display still functions thanks to the arrow-style hour hand and large minute hand, legibility would likely be better served by a brushed handset or perhaps a dial that doesn’t sit as far recessed into the case.