Omega De Ville Tourbillon Numbered Edition
Omega has just added a new chapter to its list of tourbillon watches. It all began in 1947, when the brand introduced its first wristwatch with a Tourbillon, followed in 1994 by the first-ever automatic timepiece showcasing a central Tourbillon, followed in 2004, by the first Chronometer-certified one. The collection housing this stunning complication is the De Ville, and the latest evolution belongs no other than this line-up. With the new De Ville Tourbillon Numbered Edition, Omega makes a considerable step forward, introducing the first Master Chronometer certified tourbillon watch.
Also, many more are the product feats that make this high-end Omega so distinctive: new materials, excellent finish, stunning perceived build quality. Proof positive, the new timepiece is assembled at Omega's Tourbillon Atelier, and each piece requires one month and a selected group of watchmakers to roll out the production line. Let's take a closer look at the Omega De Ville Tourbillon Antimagnetic Limited Edition model. Aesthetically, the watch is bold, thanks to the sharp contrast between case, and the two-layered dial, with the tourbillon cage, placed just in the middle.
First things first, let's talk about the new movement. As stated above, this is the first-ever Master Chronometer certified manual winding central tourbillon. It means the caliber guarantees the highest performance among its Swiss Made siblings, ensuring this tourbillon won't be affected by any magnetic field of up to 15,000 Gauss, and beyond.
Under the hood is the Omega Co-Axial Master Chronometer Caliber 2640 caliber you can admire through the sapphire crystal case-back, where the 3-day power reserve counter is instantly visible. The finishes are top-notch, with the bridges and the main plate made from Omega's 18 carats Sedna™ gold and, then, finely decorated by hand.
The case measures 43mm, across, and always comes in 18 carats Sedna™ Gold, along with lugs, bezel and case back. The middle section and the logo on buckle and crown are made from 18-carat Canopus™ white gold, an exclusive new white gold alloy, which stands out for superior brilliance, tone, and durability, according to Omega.
The sunray-finished dial also comes in 18-carat Sedna™ Gold but has undergone a PVD treatment that gives a dark finish, which perfectly contrasts the pink gold case. The tourbillon cage in black ceramic-coated titanium with hand-polished bevels takes center stage instead. Crafted in Sedna™ Gold also are indexes and hands atop the knurled bezel surrounding the tourbillon cage. This exclusive timepiece is offered in a special box with an additional travel case, a certificate carrying the number of each model, and a winding device. With a standard 5-year guarantee, the Omega De Ville Tourbillon Numbered Edition retails for 168,300 Euros. More information on www.omegawatches.com
Photo credit: courtesy of Omega Watches)
Francesco Falcone @Horbiter®