Omega De Ville Watches
Introduced in the year 1967, the Omega De Ville watches, since its beginning, represents a sophisticated style that is delivered as an alternative to sports models. Omega De Ville is an elegant lineage that is distinct due to its sleek and classic design along with exceptional movements.
The Omega De Ville range has successfully fulfilled the desires of watch enthusiasts who crave for elegance and high-quality movements. Omega De Ville collection represents sheer luxury along with remarkable craftsmanship. For decades, the Omega has aimed and achieved perfection and precision which has always remained authentic in Omega watch collection.
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History of Omega De Ville Watches
The Omega De Ville was first introduced in the 1960s with a goal to offer the Omega clientele with a sophisticated substitute to its other sporty models such as the Seamaster Diver and the Speedmaster Professional. The outcome of this goal is the production of Omega De Ville which has been characterized by its discreet and classic design.
The birth of Omega De Ville model took place alongside with the special edition of the Seamaster line. However, in a short span of time, the Omega De Ville watches were released as an independent line in the watch collection offered by Omega. Branding has been removed from the overall design of this dress watch so as to achieve a simple and clear dial pattern.
Presently, the De Ville watches signifies the cultivated beauty that determines Omega as the leading brand in the world of watches. This Omega watch collection is not only limited as watch for men but offers a wide range of watches for women as well, thus along with classic men's watch, it also constitutes of chic ladies' watch.
Before we delve into its models, let’s take a brief look at the milestones of Omega De Ville since its birth.
1960 – De Ville introduced as a part of the Omega Seamaster line. It was released as a dress watch which was further separated from its originality due to the launch of dive watches.
1963 - For the first time the dial of the Omega watch displayed the inscription, “Omega Seamaster De Ville”. 1967 – The Omega De Ville was introduced as a separate line which, at a very fast pace, became the Omega's best selling collection. Furthermore, the line was now being manufactured at the headquarters of Omega which is located in Geneva.
1970s – One of the prominent phases of Omega De Ville. The model’s wristwatches were showered with many awards including the six Baden-Baden Golden Rose Design awards.
1999 – The Omega De Ville became the first watch to be equipped with the Co-Axial Calibre. Invented by George Daniels, this exceptional mechanism was regarded as the first practical escapement watch to be launched in two centuries.
2007 – The brand produces their new automatic Calibre 8500. This further gives birth to one of its family member – Omega De Ville Hour Vision. This Omega watch was equipped with a complex level of workmanship along with an impressive dial which featured scratch resistance as it was protected by the sapphire crystal.
These were some of the highlights of Omega De Ville, at present the Omega collection has been expanded with its various models like the Ladymatic, Tresor, Prestige, Hour Version, Gents’ collection and Tourbillion Collection. Now, let’s take a look at some of the beautiful watches and collections offered by the Omega De Ville.
Omega De Ville Prestige One of the popular references under this line is its 418.104.22.168.02.001. The case size of this Omega watch measures 36.8-mm and is presented in steel, yellow or rose gold, or two-tone (steel and yellow gold). It is powered by the automatic Omega Caliber 2500 — the very first Co-Axial movement. The Omega watch displays a date function that is placed at its 3 o'clock position and shows off sword hands for representing the hours and minutes. It is one of the smallest Omega men's watches with sleek and most likely vintage-Seamaster-inspired hands along with the chain-link bracelet.
Omega De Ville Annual Calendar The dial of this Omega watch is simply marvelous which makes it perfect for an ideal dress watch. Though the color of the dial appears to be white in color, it is actually silver and is made in the sort of prototypical German style. The hands of this Omega watch beautify its looks and it is further enhanced by its elegant Roman numerals. What distinguishes it from the other models is its feature of displaying the annual calendar which is positioned at its 3 o clock marker. It is offered in various case sizes which additionally makes it an apt choice for most of the people.
The Omega De Ville Tresor
Introduced at the Baselworld 2014, this model is available in a case size of 40 mm. It is powered by Omega’s caliber 8511, a manual winding, co-axial movement. It presents zero problems on the wrist and fits perfectly flat. It is one of those watches which will let you work easily on your full day by being discreet on your hand. What brings out its beauty is the show of "clous de Paris" patterned dial, hence it is not just an exquisite timepiece, but is a functional one as well.
Thus, add these exclusive timepieces to your watch collection as they not only are elegant and stylish but sits perfectly on each wrist. Adorned with classic beauty, these Omega watches are ready-to-go with every style and occasion.
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Omega was the first watch brand to make it to the moon on July 21, 1969. This was worn by Buzz Aldrin as he stepped out unto the moon’s surface during the Apollo 11 mission. The same Omega Moonwatch model was also brought along by Neil Armstrong though was left on the Lunar Module. Aldrin’s exact watch however was said to have been stolen along with other personal belongings upon his return. Fortunately, Armstrong’s Omega Speedmaster was saved and is now with Washington D.C.’s National Air and Space Museum.
Today, the Seamaster is popularly known as the James Bond watch. It first appeared on the wrist of Pierce Brosnan in 1995 when he starred Golden Eye. This was a Omega Seamaster Professional 300 model. The present day 007 Daniel Craig alternates between a Omega Seamaster Diver 300M and a Seamaster Planet Ocean 600M. This product line however is also associated with the 1971 Seamaster Ploprof design. It was initially water-resistant up to 600 meters though is now able to withstand depths of up to 1,200 meters.
It has undergone some changes since 1952 though has maintained its elegant looks and extremely precise movements. The Omega Constellation came in gold and steel while the Constellation Deluxe appeared only in gold. It was the Constellation Grand Luxe however that provided a more refined look which had a gold and platinum finish. The collection eventually evolved into 1982’s Constellation Manhattan with its iconic four griffes which appeared to be holding the watch bezel in place.
This was originally part of the Seamaster family in the 1960s before it eventually branched out into an independent line in 1967. Its simplicity and classic design aspects give a timeless quality to it. Omega combined this with modern elements to produce an award-winning watch collection. The Omega De Ville was given the Grand Prix Triomphe de l’Excellence Européenne as well as six “Golden Roses” during the Baden-Baden design awards in the 1970s.