Omega to run contests for forthcoming Bond flick

NEW DELHI: With little more than a fortnight to go before the premi?re of the 20th Bond movie Die Another Day in India, Omega has announced the start of its promotional activities with an online competition lasting till February 2003.

Internet surfers who participate in a quiz contest posted on the prestige watchmaker's website,, can win the 'Seamaster Professional Chronometer' watch worn by Pierce Brosnan in the new movie.

James Bond has worn the Seamaster, an elegant sports watch, in the previous three Bond movies namely GoldenEye, Tomorrow Never Dies and The World is Not Enough. The last film will be aired on Star Movies as a New Year's Eve Special.The special gadgets added to the watch by Q branch often saved his life in crucial situations.

To win the watch worn by Pierce Brosnan during the filming of Die Another Day (albeit without the hidden extras), the Bond fans will need to know all the aspects of Bond from the past 40 years.They will need to answer all the questions in the first round correctly before they can move on to the second round. Those who successfully complete both rounds will be in with a chance of winning the Seamaster Professional Chronometer.

The second and third prizes in the competition are a luxury OMEGA weekend travel bag and an OMEGA briefcase. Runners-up will receive an OMEGA & 007 notepad and pen. The company will notify all the winners in writing.

An official release states that the Speedmaster watch is a perfect example of an elegant sports watch. Omega also claims that the watch is the perfect synthesis of form and function and the chronometer certificate awarded by the official Swiss chronometer testing institute (COSC) is the official proof of the supreme accuracy of James Bond's timepiece.

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