Original Bond is Back!

60th Anniversary Seamaster Diver 300M in stainless steel, with an exclusive animated caseback. Wonder how much it will cost.

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Not sure when the "News" section of WatchCrunch will update, however Fratello has an article covering this watch. 

https://www.fratellowatches.com/the-new-seamaster-professional-300m-60-years-of-bond-with-animation-on-the-case-back/

It'll be 7K CHF.

Main differences I got from skimming through the article with the current blue model.

  • 60 on the dive bezel instead of a pip (for the 60th anniversary, not really referencing an earlier model)
  • Lollipop second-hand referencing a seamaster from 1959
  • Aluminum bezel
  • Special case back with James Bond on it
  • The bracelet obviously
  • The shade of blue
  • The wave dials are closer together
  • No Date

Other than the James Bond on the back of the watch, the only other references to Bond I see here is the shade of blue similar to the first Bond Seamaster and the fact that the bezel and dial are aluminum. I personally would have liked to see some more call backs to the first James Bond Seamaster.

EDIT: Forgot to say, it is definitely a pretty watch, and you can get the original Bracelet on the side. Personally not sure I would pick this over the current production model, but I can see a rich James Bond fan being into it. It's definitely pretty

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unseenhero

Not sure when the "News" section of WatchCrunch will update, however Fratello has an article covering this watch. 

https://www.fratellowatches.com/the-new-seamaster-professional-300m-60-years-of-bond-with-animation-on-the-case-back/

It'll be 7K CHF.

Main differences I got from skimming through the article with the current blue model.

  • 60 on the dive bezel instead of a pip (for the 60th anniversary, not really referencing an earlier model)
  • Lollipop second-hand referencing a seamaster from 1959
  • Aluminum bezel
  • Special case back with James Bond on it
  • The bracelet obviously
  • The shade of blue
  • The wave dials are closer together
  • No Date

Other than the James Bond on the back of the watch, the only other references to Bond I see here is the shade of blue similar to the first Bond Seamaster and the fact that the bezel and dial are aluminum. I personally would have liked to see some more call backs to the first James Bond Seamaster.

EDIT: Forgot to say, it is definitely a pretty watch, and you can get the original Bracelet on the side. Personally not sure I would pick this over the current production model, but I can see a rich James Bond fan being into it. It's definitely pretty

I didn’t even remember we have news section here. 

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Love it, but I’m not sure I like it better than what I have.  The new bracelet is probably an upgrade though…

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I feel like we need to ask James if he is a date or no date kind of guy.  I feel like he would be pro-date.  At least, I want him to be pro-date.  

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I think it looks great. Maybe 38mm version next time ?? 😅😅

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Love the blue looks beautiful. 👍

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This is cool but without the pip at 12 where is the laser going to come out of?

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Besides I already have one anyway

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I’ll crosspost as there are two threads:

This was a surprise to me. 
first glance: love it!😀

second instance😕:

+bracelet (but I was going that way anyway for my regular 300m)

+no date

+the animation and visible movement 

+the dome

-blue, I know it’s the right color, but the black and brown suit it better

-aluminum bezel, that’s a no go at these prices for me for a modern watch

-wave pattern is less pretty than the standard one

-price, at this price I would take the NTTD over this

so no way I would chase this, I’ll stick to adding mesh to the regular version.👌

but I do like it, I can see people getting this

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u_n_d_y

I’ll crosspost as there are two threads:

This was a surprise to me. 
first glance: love it!😀

second instance😕:

+bracelet (but I was going that way anyway for my regular 300m)

+no date

+the animation and visible movement 

+the dome

-blue, I know it’s the right color, but the black and brown suit it better

-aluminum bezel, that’s a no go at these prices for me for a modern watch

-wave pattern is less pretty than the standard one

-price, at this price I would take the NTTD over this

so no way I would chase this, I’ll stick to adding mesh to the regular version.👌

but I do like it, I can see people getting this

Agree with you for all the pro points and the alu bezel as con. 

Blue is... okey (I'd prefere the NTTD-color over this). 

The wave pattern: at first glance: 🫤, but I start to love it (actually over the current SMP). 

But still not sure if I'd go for the NTTD over this for the price of 7-8k

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adrianbucher

Agree with you for all the pro points and the alu bezel as con. 

Blue is... okey (I'd prefere the NTTD-color over this). 

The wave pattern: at first glance: 🫤, but I start to love it (actually over the current SMP). 

But still not sure if I'd go for the NTTD over this for the price of 7-8k

If you are in the market, the nttd is available and with discounts, this probably won’t be for a while 

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Looks great, I might try and procure the bracelet for my blue one.

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Meh. Looks very 90s. Don't like the looks of this Wave Dial. The Standard SMP300 Dial looks way better. Also, 8400€ on a milanaise strap? Seems pretty expensive. Unless i'm missing something here? Standard 210.30.42.20.03.001 looks way better and is only 6000€.

Also, i do like the NTTD SMP300 very much looks wise.

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Another Rolex? Probably. They were on the heavy side, but they worked. And at least you could see the time in the dark with those big phosphorous numerals”.

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martini

Love it, but I’m not sure I like it better than what I have.  The new bracelet is probably an upgrade though…

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Yours is nicer I think, I used to have one and always love the colour on the second hand and some text on the dial . The waves look better too.

I really wish I hadn't sold it now. Probably will get a black dial one day. Which was the one I should have got first time round.