Aston Martin DB9 GT "Bond Edition," offered with Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra Limited Edition James Bond watch (image courtesy Aston Martin)

Aston Martin DB9 GT “Bond Edition,” offered with Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra Limited Edition James Bond watch (image courtesy Aston Martin)

Last week, Aston Martin announced its offering of a “strictly limited DB9 GT Bond Edition.”

Among other niceties, purchasers will receive “an Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra 150m James Bond Limited Edition watch complete with a unique Aston Martin strap.”

For those primarily interested in James Bond watch collecting, I think we could be forgiven for wondering if the special James Bond Aston Martin strap will be available separately. And will anything else be different from or added to the “15’007 Gauss” Limited Edition package otherwise being offered by Omega? Are these watches sequentially numbered?

More particularly, this Aston Martin limited “Bond Edition” announcement raises further curiosity on a number of fronts.

Historically, the Aston Martin marque inescapably evokes images of the Rolex Submariner divers’ watch worn by Sean Connery in Goldfinger. Now Aston Martin itself seems to be saying, boldly, Omega is James Bond’s watchmaker.

Is that important to James Bond watch collectors?

It’ll also be interesting to see what sort of value the 150 “Bond Edition” Aston Martin buyers place in receipt of these wristwatches. One measure will be to see how quickly and how often DB9-associated 15,007 Gauss Limited Edition Omega Aqua Terra watches show for auction on eBay.

Limited edition James Bond car issues during the Omega era date back to the the Nieman Marcus BMW Z3 connection to GoldenEye, of course. Omega hadn’t begun offering its own limited James Bond watches then; we’re left without the option of an absolute apples-to-apples reference to what we have today.

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