Omega watches have made a mark that cannot be altered or undone. These timepieces have been nothing but fantastic in their approach and impact. Every single watch is a marvel of modern horology. Be it the engineering, the design, or the surreal art itself, Omega has successfully nailed every aspect spot-on. A bang for the buck, if you will.
The New Omega De Ville Prestige Co-Axial Chronometer
In this blog, we will be looking into a new addition, a much more accessible one at that.
When looking into luxury watches (which is always an exciting ordeal for some reason), we always tend to look for an entry level watch that has the same level of elegance, panache, and class that the higher-end watches possess. Believe it or not, it is what it is.
If that is the kind of watch you are fond of, then the new Omega De Ville Prestige Co-Axial Chronometer needs your attention.
Although the name De Ville means ‘of the town’, which was probably used to incite an urbane vibe, the watch is much more than that. The watch is as classic as it can possibly get. The case is round, the hour markers are applied roman numerals.
The dauphine hands are aesthetically pleasing in proportion as well as design. They fill the diameter of the dial and complement the design of the watch overall. As far as the dial goes, in order to save the timepiece from generic blandness, a thing that often plagues entry-level timepieces from luxury watch brands, the De Ville has been specifically given an uber luxurious vibe.
The logo of ‘De Ville’ on the dial shows the watchmaker’s attention to detail. The slightly oversized D, V, and E create a spectacular balance between the elements. The date window is classily placed as well. It’s a integrated into the scheme of things pretty well. The size of the watch, apparently a grave concern for many watch buyers, is a neat and tidy 39.5 mm. It is right in the sweet spot as far as wearability is concerned.
Inside the timepiece, a treat lies in the form of the movement, the Omega caliber 2500. This was the first co-axial movement ever produced by Omega. For us movement nerds, it is essentially a highly modified Calibre 2892 that debuted in 1999. Now in its fourth version, the Calibre 2500 is a marvel of horological engineering.
At the back of the watch, buyers get a detailed engraving of Omega’s original globe logo as well as the Greek god of time, Chronos.