Almost eight years after launch its De Ville Central Tourbillon Co-Axial Chronometer, Omega came out with a limited edition version of the original timepiece, but this time its design is highlighted with 24 baguette diamonds cut into trapezoidal forms which adorn the bezel. The intriguing dial of the timepiece adds a modern twist to the beauty of the tourbillon, which is visible through the sapphire glass with an anti-reflective treatment on both sides. The titanium tourbillon cage, showcased in the centre of the watch, makes one revolution every minute.
The 18K red gold alpha-shaped seconds hand is set in the tourbillon cage while the 18K red gold “flying” alpha-shaped hour and minute hands are etched onto the sapphire crystal. Facetted 18K red gold indexes are applied at 12, 3 and 6 o’clock.
The De Ville Central Tourbillon’s bridges and plates are finished in a striking chocolate brown colour, something that is achieved using a treatment of PVD – physical vapour deposition. Sun brushing the metal creates additional texture and adds depth to the bridges. There is a 950 platinum oscillating weight and the bridges are polished by hand. The movement is housed in a 38.7 mm 18K red gold case with matching red gold hands, screws and wheels.
At the heart of the watch there is a Swiss automatic Omega in-house Co-Axial caliber 2635, with a titanium tourbillion cage and enough power to last 45 hours. It is COSC-certified as a chronometer.
This De Ville Central Tourbillon will be produced in an edition limited to eight pieces with the limited edition number engraved on the side of the casebody. Distinguishing each individual piece are the watchmaker’s initials engraved on the back of the tourbillon’s main plate. This stunning wristwatch is presented on a luxurious brown leather strap with a polished foldover clasp and comes in its own presentation box in the form of a leather watch winder.