In 2006, viewers were treated to a James Bond prequel, Casino Royale. It was here that we were introduced to Bond as a freshly minted ’00’ agent. Its also here that we learn of his backstory – former SAS (British Special Air Services) and his choice of watch- Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean Best Replica Watches UK. It might seem like a digression but it’s an important point to make as the aesthetic cues of Bond’s Planet Ocean can be traced back all the way to the first Omega Seamaster 300 (dubbed sm300 by collectors) in 1957. Highly sought after today, the SM300 was based on mil-specs provided by British Ministry of Defence and truly, these watches were supplied to their elite forces, among them the SAS.
1957 can be considered a milestone year for Omega gold fake watches UK, as the brand was preparing to introduce “professional” watches which they defined as reliable timepieces for diving and daily use. After supplying over 100,000 watches to Allied Forces in World War II, Omega had collected a wealth of information on how to make robust water resistant and anti-magnetic watches; armed with that knowledge, they also introduced the Speedmaster.
But it’s one thing to have the knowledge of warp theory, one must also have access to materials to make a warp engine. In this case, it was Lemania who supplied James Bond Omega replica watches with the perfect chronograph movement; the 27CH12 which Omega then modified into the Cal. 321, the beating heart which powered Seamaster and Speedmaster chronographs of the day.
That said, pre-1950s chronographs had the tendency to wear a little thicker because you needed to make a dial a little bigger to accommodate the additional tachymeter, that meant that case thickness would proportionally increase as well. But Omega’s obsession with creating a ‘professional’ watch meant figuring out how to include the soft-iron anti-magnetic inner case without adding additional thickness. In essence, watch designers had to think outside the box. Which they literally did.
Debating whether to describe oneself as ‘businesswoman’, ‘model’ or ‘Balinese princess’ is a dilemma most of us will never have to grapple with – and what a time-saver that is. Of course, that’s not the case for the fabulous Lindy Klim, who flew in from her home in Bali for our Melbourne event with Omega seamaster series replica watches UK last week, to celebrate women’s watches through the ages. She was just one of a formidable group of women who joined us on the night from across business, fashion, architecture, media and more, to hear Omega’s International Heritage Manager Petros Protopapas reveal the huge role women’s watches have played in shaping society. We caught up with Lindy a few days later to find out if she enjoyed herself.
First up, paint a picture for us of where you are right now.
I’m in Echo Beach, which is in Canggu in Bali. I’m near the ocean, laying on the daybed.
I know! I’m very lucky to be able to split my time between Australia and Bali and Europe.
Well, thanks for joining us at the Omega event.
It was beautiful. That’s the second time I’ve heard Petros speak, too. What a wealth of knowledge. He has so much passion and enthusiasm.
Women’s watches haven’t always been given the attention they deserve, so wasn’t it amazing to find out that the first ever wristwatch was invented for a woman?
Definitely. Hearing the history was so inspiring. It makes you really proud to be a woman.
Now, you wear the Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra, in red gold Omega fake seamaster series watches. What drew you to that?
I’ve been fortunate enough to try out a lot of Omega timepieces at different events, and to figure out what suits me best. This particular watch is really elegant and timeless. I don’t wear a lot of jewellery, so a beautiful statement watch is amazing. I like that it’s this interesting mix of masculine and feminine. I quite like bigger timepieces. And I love the gold and steel combination, which I think looks a bit vintage.
The first 10 lots of the Spectre auction were offered yesterday, and altogether, they brought almost $4 million – which is great news since all the proceeds went to charity. Our eyes were obviously set on the Prototype Omega Seamaster replica watchesUK worn by Daniel Craig, and it blew well past the initial estimate of £15,000 – £20,000 ($21,375–$28,500) reaching over $130,000. And I am sure that you are also wondering who took home his Aston DB10. Well, I fear I can’t answer that, but the battle for this incredible car was fierce, and stopped near the $3.5 million mark, again a solid multiple over the estimates. And the Spectre auction is not finished yet, as some 14 additional lots from the movie are still available for online bidding.
This DB10 was announced as the only one to ever be offered for sale (James Bond had previously smashed seven of the 10 DB10s that Aston Martin hand-built for the set. You can imagine the intense competition to acquire this special car. The starting estimate was £1,000,000 – £1,500,00 ($1,425,000 – $2,137,500) but the car eventually hammered for $3,476,466 –, an impressive amount for a car that you would not be allowed to use on public roads. Yet, its curves trump any underlying rationale – this DB10 is seriously endearing!
If, like Jack, you really want the metallic fingernails of the villain, there is a good news; you can bid on the remaining lots for the next three days here. If you are feeling more peaceful but feisty, you can also bid on the cocktail set from the train scene – one way to make sure your dry martini is really best Omega replica watches.
In management positions with Omega replica watches online UK from 1968 to 1974 before joining Audemars Piguet, Jaeger-LeCoultre and Blancpain until 1999, Stephen Urquhart returned to Omega on June 1st 1999 as President of the company, where he has remained until today.
We were happy to meet with him during Baselworld 2016, shortly before the official announcement of his retirement today, May 31st 2016. Here are some extracts:
On the importance of the world’s first Master Chronometer — the best Omega Globemaster series fake watches with co-axial escapement and M.E.T.A.S. and Omega certification:
“The certification is about anti-magnetic properties up to 15,000 Gauss, but also water resistance, precision and durability. During the first part of the last century, we dealt with shock, then humidity, that were visible problems. Magnetism is not visible, but it was an issue. We built Faraday cages around the movements of our official Railmaster watches in the 1950’s.
In 2008, we solved half the problem with the co-axial movement and a silicon balance spring, then with materials like Nivagauss for other components. Sixty to seventy per cent of watch repairs today are due to magnetism, so we decided to go ahead in 2013 with tests that took this into consideration, and more. We aim to accompany all our mechanical watches with the certificate, most by 2020. We already have six new Master Chronometer movement Omega replica watches(and 46 models) here in Basel.”
Stephen Urquhart will remain closely associated with the Swatch Group and will be available for special projects and consultancy assignments.
Haute Time would like to thank him for his time during this and previous Baselworlds, and for his ongoing commitment to the world of watchmaking.