De Ville Prestige: In its very essence
Anyone who has spent even a little bit of time exploring the watch world knows the magic OMEGA started with De Ville Prestige collection. Over the years, the Prestige collection has attracted not just watch connoisseurs but also a large number of casual watch wearers whose objective was to own just a classic and elegant looking Omega. It is this particular aspect of the De Ville that made it world-renowned, its timeless designs making each of the timepieces in the line-up a representation of luxury at not an over-the-board price. The Omega De Ville Prestige Co-Axial Chronometer 418.104.22.168.01.001 Men’s Watch represents the true essence of the De Ville Prestige series without missing a beat.
The De Ville: In details
A striking dial, a date-window at 3 and a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal is what you’ll notice in the Omega De Ville Prestige Co-Axial Chronometer 422.214.171.124.01.001 Men’s Watch at the first glance. Its stainless steel case measures 36.8 mm across, which is attached to a stainless steel, chain-link bracelet that reminds of the rice-bead bracelets that used to come with the vintage Omegas. Inside the case nests a Co-Axial calibre 2500 movement and from this point, things start getting interesting even more.
The Co-Axial technology in the Omega De Ville Prestige Co-Axial Chronometer 4126.96.36.199.01.001 Men’s Watch brings certain advantages over the usual Swiss lever escapement. It transmits energy through lateral impulses instead of to the oscillator; which cuts down on the friction, making the need for constant lubrication secondary. There is less wear and tear in the Co-Axial movement on the lubrication, resulting in longer service intervals. However, while these benefits are always present in the OMEGA Co-Axial escapement, people usually fall for the extended warranties and longer service intervals thereafter and of course, for the outstanding and long-lasting chronometric performance.
The Omega Caliber 2500 inside the Omega De Ville Prestige Co-Axial Chronometer 4188.8.131.52.01.001 Men’s Watch is the very first Co-Axial movement that became available commercially in the Co-Axial category and this is also another major point where the watch scores.
The Omega De Ville Prestige Quartz 4184.108.40.206.01.001 Men’s Watch; however, is not just entirely a tribute to the historical De Ville lineage. It has been created to serve as a contemporary classic that delivers a vintage feel with its understated and sleek appearance. It has vintage Seamaster-inspired hands, which is a recap of the vintage De Ville-s and their appeal that took over decades ago.
A prominent piece in the modern Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra Co-Axial line, the Omega De Ville Prestige Co-Axial Chronometer 4220.127.116.11.01.001 Men’s Watch is a relatively affordable, classic-styled watch that slips beneath a shirt cuff with ease and subtly announces its presence.