Introduced in the year 1967, the Omega De Ville watches, since its beginning, represents a sophisticated style that is delivered as an alternative to sports models. Omega De Ville watches is an elegant lineage that is distinct due to its sleek and classic design along with exceptional movements.
The Omega De Ville range has successfully fulfilled the desires of watch enthusiasts who crave for elegance and high-quality movements. Omega De Ville collection represents sheer luxury along with remarkable craftsmanship. For decades, the Omega has aimed and achieved perfection and precision which has always remained authentic in Omega watch collection.
From its humble beginnings in 1848 by founder Louis Brandt, Omega has now become one of the most prestigious brands in the world. The Swiss luxury watchmaking brand has grown from a small workshop in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland, to a worldwide success with various collections to boast, including the Omega Speedmaster, Seamaster, and Omega De Ville watches, to name a few.
Not only has Omega been top-of-mind luxury wear, but it has also been a favourite timepiece by the filmmaking industry, making it easily one of the most patronised luxury watch brands in the world.
With the company’s beginnings as La Generale Watch Co. — Omega’s original name, Louis Brandt has created custom-made key-wound precision pocket watches for his patrons from England, his primary market, to Italy and Scandinavia. Brandt crafted his creations from materials and parts supplied by his local craftsmen. Brandt’s vision remains strong even after his death in 1879 as his sons stepped in to carry on a legacy.
Louis-Paul and César Brandt, sons of the founder, crafted a revolutionary mechanism that allowed for parts of their prime watches to be interchangeable. This was the beginning of the rise of the Omega brand under La Generale Watch Co. Through the years, Omega has risen through the ranks. It became known for its maintained timekeeping accuracy. In 1903, with demand proving itself powerful, the Omega brand launched as a standalone company, Omega Watch Co.
Known models of Omega watches continue to dominate the market. Most of it is due to each timepiece’s unique components and features. From Speedmaster to Seamaster, Omega has proven itself worthy of its affluent status among enthusiasts.
One of its most exquisite line of watches is the Omega De Ville collection. Omega introduced the De Ville watches as a part of the Seamaster series. Back then, it was one of the most prominent dress watches under the line. Later, the brand decided to separate De Ville from the collection. Soon after, Omega launched the dive series. In 1963, the inscription “Seamaster De Ville” first appeared on its dials.
Due to its popularity, Omega launched the De Ville collection as a separate line, identified by a more streamlined look. Compared to the sporty appeal of the Seamaster, the De Ville collection is more refined. Like any line Omega has released, it easily became a best-seller for its variety and quality.
In the 1970s, the collection received the Grand Prize “Triumph of European Excellence”. The Committee of European Excellence awarded the brand for embodying the ‘art of living’. The committee recognised the collection for its quality, original creativity, and aesthetics.
Fast forward to 1999, Omega De Ville watches launched its first watch with the new Co-Axial calibre. George Daniels invented the Co-Axial escapement in 1974. It improved the lever escapement mechanism with some incorporations of the detent escapement. It was successfully commercialised by Omega. The brand went on to apply it on the first-ever De Ville Co-Axial. This mechanism was the first practical escapement watch launched in two centuries. Another feat for the Omega team!
Omega never stopped producing groundbreaking creations. With in-depth research, the company manufactured the new automatic calibre 8500 in 2007. Putting together the improved co-axial escapement and the automatic calibre 8500, the De Ville Hour was born. Each De Ville Hour stood out with complexity in its craftsmanship. Its remarkable dial, shielded by a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal.
Today, the De Ville collection is a growing family with sub-collections under its name. It includes Gent’s Collection, Hour Vision, Ladymatic, Prestige, Trésor, and Tourbillon series. Want to know more about De Ville’s illustrious lines? Keep reading for more!