50 years since On Her Majesty’s Secret Service
If you could travel back in time 50 years to September 1969, what would you say to any James Bond fans you met? All of them would be eagerly awaiting the release of the next movie, On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, and wondering what the new actor in the role, George Lazenby, would be like. Would he be better than Sean Connery, and take Bondmania to even greater heights?
Lazenby is famous for playing Bond just once. His story is covered in the latest issue of Mojeh Men, on sale now. How he landed the role in the first place – a former male model with no previous acting experience – is just as incredible as why he gave it all up after only one outing. But his performance is often commended, with the film itself regarded as one of the most faithful in the series to the original books.
So are there reasons to celebrate 50 years since the release of On Her Majesty’s Secret Service? Watch brand Omega certainly thinks so, and is releasing a special edition Seamaster watch in its honour.
Omega has been providing watches to Bond films since 1995’s Goldeneye. This new 42mm Seamaster Diver 300M in stainless steel is limited to 7,007 pieces, featuring a black PVD finish, plus a black ceramic dial with a spiral-brushed gun barrel design and 9mm bullet head at the centre. On the side of the case, there is an 18k yellow gold plate engraved with each unique limited edition number.
The same gold can be found on the hands and other details, including the index at 12 o’clock, which is inspired by the Bond family coat-of-arms. On the seventh day of each month, the number 7 on the date window uses the same font as the 007 logo. There is also a hidden ‘50’ on the 10 o’clock index, which appears by night as a secret signature within the Super-LumiNova – signalling 50 years since the movie’s release.
Presented on a black rubber strap, the watch comes housed in a stylish black box, with gun barrel patterns and bullet head buttons. Expected price is US$6,500 (AED23,871).