We have here a very special and rare Omega De Ville dress watch. The solid 9ct gold, snap-back case is an English case and is fully hallmarked. At 33mm, it is the perfect unisex watch. The unusual, oval shape evokes Omega's more futuristic designs of the late 1960s. Inside is the mechanical manual wind Omega caliber 620, fully serviced by us and running strongly. We've paired the watch on a green, lizard grain strap and omega buckle but it looks great on anything.
A subtle linen effect on the original silvered dial adds another level of intrigue to this fun and interesting watch! A mixture of gilt Arabic numerals and stick batons, along with gilt, pencil hour and minute hands, provide a sense of symmetry that is a must-have on a dress watch. The dial is signed simply 'Omega' with the famous Omega logo at 12 o'clock and 'De Ville' at 6. This is exactly the type of clean and crisp design you want from a 1960s Omega.
Founded by Louis Brandt in 1848, Omega started out as La Generale Watch Co., an unassuming, but international business. It wasn't until 1885, when the company had been taken over by Louis' sons, that the first mass-produced caliber, the Labrador, was released. By 1903, the company had renamed itself Omega and only two years later were they the official timekeepers at many sporting events across Switzerland. Omega stepped onto an international stage in 1932 as the official timekeepers at the Olympic Games in Los Angeles, the first of over 20 Olympic Games. Omega were one of the 12 companies, now known as the Dirty Dozen, commissioned to produce watches for the British Military during the Second World War. One of Omega's most iconic watches, the Seamaster, was introduced in 1948 to celebrate their 100th anniversary. Over 70 years later, it is still one of Omega's best selling watches. Omega made headlines in 1962 when Wally Schirra wore the Speedmaster as part of NASA's first crewed spaceflight programme, making the Speedmaster the first watch to enter space. It was only a few years before the Speedmaster became the official chronograph for the American space missions and was worn by Buzz Aldrin as well as the Apollo 13 crew. Omega are still involved with NASA and have been instrumental in creating vital pieces of equipment for space exploration. Omega's reputation continued to soar in the 1990s with Omega Seamaster worn by Pierce Brosnan as James Bond. As well as post-1995 James Bonds, Omega has been worn by the likes of Elvis Presley, John F. Kennedy, Prince William, Rory McIlroy, Ringo Starr, Michael Phelps, Cindy Crawford and George Clooney.
This watch comes fully serviced by our on-site workshop and with a 12 month, non-waterproof service cover.
What we think
A very unique piece and the slim design makes it the perfect dress watch for him or her. A space-age feel, but sophisticated - this watch can be dressed up or down. Solid 9ct gold and a crisp elegance that you can only find on 1960s watches - this watch a must have for every collection!
Age : 1961/1970
Specific Age : 1968
Case Size : 33mm
Case Thickness :
Lug to Lug : 36mm
Lugs : 18mm
Condition : Pre-Owned
Box & Papers : No
Case Material : 9ct Gold Fully Hallmarked London 'n'
Service History : 12-Months NON-Waterproof service cover