These limited edition timepieces – the De Ville Co-Axial Big Date & De Ville Co-Axial Small Seconds – were launched in 2004 and these models are available in yellow, red or white gold versions.
These timepieces use the familiar De Ville Co-Axial case, with its classic look recalling the popular Omega models of the 1950s. The 38.7mm case is available in 18-carat yellow, red or white gold, with a matching polished bezel in the same material, and is water resistant to 100 metres/330 feet.
Each model has a domed silver dial with 12 facets, a raised central zone and applied facetted hour markers that match the gold colour of the case. Equally familiar are the facetted, diamond-polished Alpha hour and minute hands filled with luminous SuperLuminova material and the blued-steel seconds hand. The elegant design is completed by a domed scratch-resistant sapphire crystal with multi-layered anti-reflective treatment on the inside.
These limited edition models are distinguished by their “big” and “small” features, in other words the small seconds counter found in the 6 o’clock position and the big date window at 3 o’clock respectively.
The De Ville Co-Axial Small Seconds is fitted with Omega calibre 2300, whereas the De Ville Co-Axial Big Date uses Omega calibre 2610. These state of the art movements incorporate the innovative Co-Axial Escapement and free sprung-balance. The precision of these self-winding movements, which have a power reserve of 48 hours, is confirmed by their official COSC chronometer certificates.
These models were produced in a strictly limited series of 699 pieces in each type of gold with a brown alligator leather strap and matching foldover clasp in 18-carat yellow, red or white gold. The transparent case back, revealing the prestige movement with its meticulous rhodium-plated finish of Geneva wave décor, circular graining and gold-plated engravings, is surrounded by the individual limited number (001/699).