First introduced in the 60`s as a more elegant alternative to the sport watches available on the market, this model from the recent Omega De Ville Prestige collection is a modern representation of the vintage charm. It has the right amount of conservatorism but its development and crafting are ultimate high-tech and succeed to lend a distinctive personality to the Omega dress watches range.
First thing you`ll notice is the two-zone silver dial with the diamond set indexes (three diamonds each), the polishes red gold Roman numerals at 3, 6, 9 and 12 o`clock and the date window positioned at 3 o`clock. The hands are rose gold, clean and simple. Around it, the bezel has a scattering of 18k diamonds that add a luxurious touch and transform this collection into a more formal one. Omega has always succeeded to keep awake the spirit of this unique collection and it came up with little yet significant details that make models to slightly differ in order to consolidate but also diversify the De Ville collection. The brand signature is below the 12 o`clock marker and the co-axial chronometer lettering is situated above the 6 o`clock position.
One thing that remained unchanged for Omega regarding this particular collection is the desire of a fluent and simple design, a pure aesthetics that can`t be overshadowed by any unnecessary or annoying detail.
In 1999, the De Ville Co-Axial was the first Omega invested with this kind of caliber. This Prestige model houses a Co-Axial 2500 escapement movement, being a self-winding chronometer. The Co-Axial movement implies a less friction in the escapement translated into a less wear on the watch, accomplishing one of the brand`s musts in terms of efficiency and endurance. Its caliber makes it a watch firmly leaned towards performance, the result of passion and attention for quality and precision. It also has a power reserve of 48 hours.
The crown has three positions: one for the water resistance adjustment (this timepiece has a 100 m water resistance adjustable when positioning the crown against the case), the correcting date position and the one for the time settings.
The developers succeeded to create a restrained yet powerful statement of what a simple and classical appearance should look like making a refined timepiece with a look that will stand over the years, a timeless watch that will never go out of style.
The 2500 Co-Axial caliber is housed in an elegant 36.8 rose gold case that matches perfectly with the 18k rose gold bracelet that has a push button folding clasp. It`s a little bit bigger than the Seamaster 300M mid-size model, but it`s the right size for easily sliding under a cuff and resting flat on the wrist.
The case size is the proof of a dressy and elegant type of watch, one that remained untouched by the influence of the pop culture regarding big sized watches.
This one is a very balanced timepiece, knitting an excellent movement with high quality finish. It looks great on any kind of wrist being the expression of what a timeless piece must be.
It is such an elegant outcome of high timepieces technology, a well-studied model that offers you the comfort but also the satisfaction of wearing the result of the passion and attention for quality, precision and design of a brand recognized worldwide as a high-class watchmaker.