Happy Birthday Goldfinger !
by Guillaume V. - 18/09/2014
To celebrate the 50 years of one the most iconic movies of the James Bond saga - Goldfinger - Omega created a unique model in yellow 18K gold.
The model is an Aqua Terra - 38.5 mm in diameter: a relatively sleek object in nature, it features a striking Yellow Gold embossed dial. This timepiece features an Omega Master Co-Axial 8501 caliber visible through its clear case back.
And nods to the movie were not left out: the seconds hands counterweight represents the famous 007 in juxtaposition to a Walter PPK, the Yellow Gold oscillating weight is branded “Goldfinger 007” and the ring around the clear case back - also in Yellow Gold - is engraved “Goldfinger, 50th anniversary, unique piece, Anti-magnecti, > 15,000 GAUSS”.
This really original timepiece was sold at an online auction on 17 septembre for 106,000 CHF - a little over 87,500 euros. That’s about 8 times its estimated value. This is one of the best achievements for an online auction.
Omega Aqua Terra Goldfinger
- 38.5 mm 18K Yellow Gold round case
- Yellow Gold dial, Super-LumiNova coated indexes 007 counterweight on seconds hand Clear case back with 18K Yellow Gold ring engraved GOLDFINGER / 50TH ANNIVERSARY / UNIQUE PIECE / ANTI-MAGNETIC / > 15,000 GAUSS Omega Master
- Co-Axial 8501 caliber (chronometer certified, 18K Yellow Gold balance bridge and oscillating weight, magnetic field resistance superior to 15,000 gauss)
- 18K Yellow Gold strap