The Manual Wind: Omega Aqua Terra Goldfinger

manual wind omega aqua terra goldfinger goldfinger3
goldfinger1Limited editions in the watch world are far from limited.  Every time you blink a new limited edition watch has been released.  Whether it be Hublot who has built itself on limited editions, or Roger Dubuis who limits the production of every design, the number of editions are certainly not limited.  One brand that is also guilty of this is Omega.  Known for is 007 James Bond franchise, Omega has been delivering Bond themed pieces since 1995, and why should this year be any different question mark?

goldfinger2Celebrating the 50th anniversary of one of the great classic Bond films, Omega created the Aqua Terra Goldfinger.  This unique one off limited edition, auctioned for charity, is as you guessed, all gold.

Based on the Anti-Magnetic 15,000 Gauss, this 38.5mm Aqua Terra is from the case, bracelet, hands, dial, and even rotor, all yellow gold.  The true detail lies in the dial and and second hand.  Made to look like crinkled gold leaf, the dial has a raw appearance that makes this all gold watch slightly more rugged in the face.  All gold hands covered in SuperLuminova as well as the 007 insignia as the counter balance for the second hand round out the Goldfinger piece appropriately.  Inside this gold fortress lies the Omega in-house caliber 8501 Co-Axial automatic movement.  A solid watch with a solid movement.

goldfinger4Created for the Christies charity auction for the 50th anniversary of Goldfinger, Omega spared no expense accompanying this piece with a very appropriate presentation box modeled after Fort Knox.  Another highlight of the auction was a  1/3 scale model of the Aston Martin DB5 in 24kt gold plate.  This truly was the auction for a man who loves only gold.

Check out the Omega which sold for a whopping $113,000 earlier this month as well as the other items auctioned off for NSPCC at Christies here.

Living

Peek Inside NoDa House, a Reimagining of Traditional Mill Houses with a Modern Twist

NoDa House has all of the mid-century modern goodness we love about Eichlers but with a modern twist.
Grooming

5 Rules to Follow and Become Your Best Bearded Self This No-Shave November

Here’s some sage pieces of advice and a few product suggestions to take you from clean-cut to boldly bushy.
Auto

Jaguar’s Newest F-Type is Rally Car Begging to Go Off Road

Jaguar XK 120 (left) and the rally-ready Jaguar F-Type (right). Dirt is a special substance. It can be both soft and hard. Dirty and clean. And when you’re flying across a section of dirt road in a specially outfitted rally car, it can be…
Food & Drink

Lucky Lips is the Newest Extra Añejo Tequila from Suerte

We can only assume that the name comes from the fact that, if you are able to try the spirit, your lips are indeed going to be quite lucky.
Fashion & Style

The Snow Peak Pendleton Wool Blanket Is Camp Comfort Done Right

One of our favorite outdoor outfitters meets our favorite blanket maker in one killer collab.
Fashion & Style

Shop the Hottest Men’s Thermal Shirts Before It’s Too Cold

Thermal shirts are the best casual basic to throw on during a weekend at home.
Fashion & Style

Say Goodbye to Down with the United By Blue Bison Puffer Jacket

Bison fiber is also remarkable for its laundry list of benefits — it regulates temperature, it’s hypoallergenic, and it’s actually warm when wet. 
Fashion & Style

The Best Work Pants for Men That Are Both Sturdy and Stylish

Work pants aren't just for the outdoorsman, but if that happens to be you? All the better.
Fashion & Style

Snow Doesn’t Stand a Chance Against the Best Winter Boots for Men

Brands big and small, expected and unexpected — we’ve got you covered.
Fashion & Style

The Best Men’s Parkas for Braving the Cold

The parka is the undisputed heavy hitter of any winter outerwear lineup.
Fashion & Style

Stay Dry in Style with the Best Rain Jackets for Men

There's a rain jacket for every style and budget.
Fashion & Style

Keep Your Digits Warm with the Coolest Men’s Winter Gloves

Never lose feeling in your fingers again.
Fashion & Style

Burn Your Snuggie and Get Yourself One of the Best Men’s Bathrobes Instead

Pick between styles loved by mountain men, island-hopping billionaires, and modern minimalists.
Fashion & Style

Hugh Hefner’s Iconic Silk Smoking Jacket Is Up for Auction

Worn everywhere from the Playboy Mansion to press and media events, Hef's jacket has been around the block in more ways than one.