Omega De Ville Chronograph

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SKU AS01700
SKU AS01700

Why We Love it

Aficionados of vintage Omega chronographs already know the Omega Speedmaster. The history, the lore, the fact that it went to the moon. Its reputation is such that Omega's chronograph offerings in its other lines are often overlooked--undeservedly, because while these other chronographs might not have the reputation of the Speedmaster, they are just as thoughtfully-crafted and deserving of attention as their more famous cousin.

In the De Ville line, introduced in 1960, Omega combined the water-resistant case of the Seamaster line with high-grade movements often used in other references. However, the cases of the De Ville line--in any metal--were thinner and more elegant than their sportier contemporaries. In such a way, elegance was not substituted for functionality--the De Ville could be worn with a suit and not lose any of its water resistance.  

The Reference 145.017 De Ville Chronograph was released in 1968. It came in a variety of dial colors--from silver, to blue, to grey sunburst, as pictured here. The hallmark of this reference is its twin chronograph registers, here stark white with red numerals in the seconds counter and black in the minutes counter. 

The movement in this Reference is the Caliber .860, Omega's predecessor to the fabled Caliber .861 used in the Speedmaster Reference 145.022. Unlike the Caliber .861, the Caliber .860 lacked an hour counter, giving the dial its distinctive twin subsidiary register layout. Also, Omega only produced 10,000 of these pieces--compared to the 300,000+ watches with the Caliber .861--making the Reference 145.017 quite rare indeed.

With its sharp beveled lugs and a dial that's a quirky play on the "reverse panda" that's so appealing with collectors nowadays, the Reference 145.017 is a sure winner. And this particular example is an even rarer find: it comes complete with an original rice bead bracelet, inner and outer boxes, even its original purchase receipt! The notion of "time capsules"--that is, a watch where its condition is outstanding and its history and provenance are known--is incredibly rare and desirable in today's vintage market, and we're pleased to be able to offer this incredible example here. 

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Analog:Shift stands behind the authenticity of our products in perpetuity.

Condition

Since our pieces are vintage or pre-owned, please expect wear & patina from usage and age. Please read each item description and examine all product images.

Warranty

We back each Analog:Shift vintage timepiece with a one-year mechanical warranty from the date of purchase.

International Buyers

Please contact us prior to purchase for additional details on shipping and payment options.

Shipping & Returns

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All of our watches include complementary insured shipping within the 50 states.

Most of our products are on hand and will ship directly from our headquarters in New York City. In some cases, watches will be shipped directly from one of our authorized partners.

We generally ship our products via FedEx, fully insured, within 5 business days of purchase. An adult signature is required for receipt of all packages for insurance purposes. Expedited shipping is available at an additional cost. We are also happy to hand deliver your purchase in Manhattan or you may pick it up at our showroom.

Returns must be sent overnight or by priority international delivery, fully insured and paid for by the customer. A restocking fee may apply. Watches must be returned in the same condition as initially shipped.

We welcome international buyers, please contact us prior to purchase for additional details on shipping and payment options.

Omega De Ville Chronograph

Omega De Ville Chronograph

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Omega De Ville Chronograph

Why We Love it

Aficionados of vintage Omega chronographs already know the Omega Speedmaster. The history, the lore, the fact that it went to the moon. Its reputation is such that Omega's chronograph offerings in its other lines are often overlooked--undeservedly, because while these other chronographs might not have the reputation of the Speedmaster, they are just as thoughtfully-crafted and deserving of attention as their more famous cousin.

In the De Ville line, introduced in 1960, Omega combined the water-resistant case of the Seamaster line with high-grade movements often used in other references. However, the cases of the De Ville line--in any metal--were thinner and more elegant than their sportier contemporaries. In such a way, elegance was not substituted for functionality--the De Ville could be worn with a suit and not lose any of its water resistance.  

The Reference 145.017 De Ville Chronograph was released in 1968. It came in a variety of dial colors--from silver, to blue, to grey sunburst, as pictured here. The hallmark of this reference is its twin chronograph registers, here stark white with red numerals in the seconds counter and black in the minutes counter. 

The movement in this Reference is the Caliber .860, Omega's predecessor to the fabled Caliber .861 used in the Speedmaster Reference 145.022. Unlike the Caliber .861, the Caliber .860 lacked an hour counter, giving the dial its distinctive twin subsidiary register layout. Also, Omega only produced 10,000 of these pieces--compared to the 300,000+ watches with the Caliber .861--making the Reference 145.017 quite rare indeed.

With its sharp beveled lugs and a dial that's a quirky play on the "reverse panda" that's so appealing with collectors nowadays, the Reference 145.017 is a sure winner. And this particular example is an even rarer find: it comes complete with an original rice bead bracelet, inner and outer boxes, even its original purchase receipt! The notion of "time capsules"--that is, a watch where its condition is outstanding and its history and provenance are known--is incredibly rare and desirable in today's vintage market, and we're pleased to be able to offer this incredible example here. 

A:S Guarantee

+

Our Pledge

Analog:Shift stands behind the authenticity of our products in perpetuity.

Condition

Since our pieces are vintage or pre-owned, please expect wear & patina from usage and age. Please read each item description and examine all product images.

Warranty

We back each Analog:Shift vintage timepiece with a one-year mechanical warranty from the date of purchase.

International Buyers

Please contact us prior to purchase for additional details on shipping and payment options.

Shipping & Returns

+

All of our watches include complementary insured shipping within the 50 states.

Most of our products are on hand and will ship directly from our headquarters in New York City. In some cases, watches will be shipped directly from one of our authorized partners.

We generally ship our products via FedEx, fully insured, within 5 business days of purchase. An adult signature is required for receipt of all packages for insurance purposes. Expedited shipping is available at an additional cost. We are also happy to hand deliver your purchase in Manhattan or you may pick it up at our showroom.

Returns must be sent overnight or by priority international delivery, fully insured and paid for by the customer. A restocking fee may apply. Watches must be returned in the same condition as initially shipped.

We welcome international buyers, please contact us prior to purchase for additional details on shipping and payment options.

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