A solid 18ct gold Omega De Ville Date reference 166.5020 from the 1960s. An excellent example of a tried and tested favourite from the 1960s. Omega De Ville with a stunning satin dial with gilt markers and straight, gilt hour, minute and central seconds, as well as the date function at 3 o'clock.
The De Ville is one of our favourite, classic 1960s vintage watches and one of our top classic vintage Omega sellers. Powered by the reliable Omega calibre 565 automatic movement and encased in a slim, 34.5mm monocoque, front-loading case, its timeless design looks as good today as it would have in the 1960s.
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.
The watch comes fully serviced by our on-site workshop and with our 12 months, non-waterproof service cover.
What we think
Designed to be an elegant watch, the De Ville is the perfect dress watch for a vintage watch newbie and a must have in any watch collection and is a comfortable wear for both men and women. This watch, in 18ct gold, is where timeless design meets functionality. We've paired the watch on a brown, croc-grain leather strap but it looks equally good dressed up in black.
Age : 1960/69
Specific Age : 1969
Case Size : 34.5mm
Case Thickness : 12mm
Lug to Lug : 40mm
Lugs : 18mm
Condition : Pre-Owned
Box & Papers : No
Case Material : Solid 18ct Gold
Service History : 12-Months NON-Waterproof service cover
Brand : Omega
SKU : AWCOM5020
Case Size : 34mm