This beautiful De Ville, manufactured in 1956, is a stunning example of vintage Swiss watchmaking with a number of novel hallmarks and innovations, Hand-assembled in Omega's Bienne manufactory, the high-precision Calibre 491 automatic movement is their first example of a rotor-driven mechanism in a gentleman's-style watch and has anti-magnetic, shock-absorbent characteristics. The example within this specimen is miraculously good condition with little to no signs of wear, having gone unused for decades before receiving a servicing detail in 2016.
The external casing is made of 18K Trésor gold and is also in remarkably good condition given the watch's age, while its signature bevelled silver dial identifies the watch as part of the Trésor range, with its inset minute markers and a small-seconds readout, parts of which are still used in contemporary Omega watches. The watch retains all of its original parts, including the silver dial surface.
|Model||De Ville (c. 1956)|
|Case Material||18K Trésor Gold|
|Movement||Automatic (Cal. 491)|
|Strap||Hirsch Shiny Gold Brown Crocodile with OMEGA Gold Pin Buckle|
|Features||Domed Sapphire Crystal, Shock-Absorbing Mechanism, Magnetic Resistance, Press-On Caseback|
|Box & Papers||WatchObsession Presentation Box (no paperwork)|
IN STOCK – This vintage pre-owned watch is in stock at WatchObsession, ready to be dispatched immediately – no lead times and no waiting! The watch is in good visual condition with some signs of wear (please consult photos for a detailed look), full working order and is packaged in a WatchObsession presentation box.
Photographs are of the actual watch in question; please feel free to contact us if you have any queries.