Omega presents the new De Ville Tourbillon, the renowned Swiss watchmaker’s first ever Master Chronometer certified manual winding central Tourbillon.
The prestigious Master Chronometer certification not only assures highest standard of precision and performance, but it also serves as a testament to OMEGA’s expert watchmakers, who have crafted a tourbillon cage that is able to keep rotating even under a magnetic field of 15,000 gauss. The Tourbillon’s speed is set to one revolution per minute allowing the display of seconds, which is essential for achieving chronometer certification.
Its sapphire crystal caseback offers the magnificent view of the OMEGA Co-Axial Master Chronometer Calibre 2640 movement. This caliber has a power reserve of three days.
You can also view the power reserve indicator through the sapphire crystal case back. The bridges and mainplate of the movement are made from 18K Sedna™ gold, and have been hand-bevelled for a decorative finish.
Presented on a black leather strap, the 43.00 mm central casebody, buckle logo and crown logo are made from 18K Canopus™ gold – an exclusive white gold alloy, distinctive for its high brilliance, whiteness and longevity. Meanwhile, the lugs, bezel and caseback of the watch are formed in 18K Sedna™ gold.
The sun-brushed dial is also in 18K Sedna™ gold, but has been given a captivating dark shade, thanks to its black PVD treatment. Also unmistakable at the centre of the dial is the tourbillon cage with hand polished bevels in black ceramised titanium. This ingenious device drives the movements of the unique and mysterious hands, which give the timepiece its incomparable OMEGA style.
This world premiere wristwatch is the next major accomplishment in OMEGA’s Tourbillon history. Other historical highlights include the first-ever wristwatch Tourbillon calibre, which was created by OMEGA in 1947 and entered into the precision competitions at three major European Observatories. These calibres obtained excellent results, even setting a record in Geneva in 1950.
Almost 50 years later, in 1994, OMEGA introduced the first self-winding Central Tourbillon wristwatch, with the Tourbillon carriage positioned in the middle of the watch. A decade later, in 2004, OMEGA would produce the first Tourbillon wristwatch to be Chronometer certified.
The new De Ville Tourbillon Numbered Edition comes with OMEGA’s full 5-year warranty, and is delivered in a special box with a travel pouch and watch crown winder. There is also a certificate that mentions the specific number of each watch.
Model: De Ville Tourbillon Omega Co-Axial Master Chronometer 43 MM
Sedna™ Gold – Canopus Gold™ on leather strap
Calibre: Omega 2640
OMEGA’s first manual-winding central tourbillon movement, with Co Axial escapement, black ceramised titanium tourbillon cage and base, hand polished bevels on cage, bridges and mechanisms, 18K Sedna™ gold bridges and main plate. Titanium tourbillon cage rotates completely once every minute. 3 days power reserve indicator. Magnetic resistance of 15,000 gauss allows the timepiece to be certified at the industry’s highest level. Power reserve: 72 hours
Sedna™ Gold – Canopus Gold™
Case Diameter: 43 mm
Domed scratch-resistant sapphire crystal with antireflective treatment on both sides
Transparent case back
Water resistance: 3 bar (30 metres / 100 feet)
Available in stores from July 2020
US$ 176,000.00 (Approximately)