Omega Seamaster De Ville Automatic

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SKU AS00556
SKU AS00556

Why We Love it

Omega's Seamaster line is one of the most diverse in the business, ranging from form-follows-function dive watches to svelte and elegant dress watches.

The name De Ville captured the air of refinement, style and meticulous designs that came to life with this line, and improved on the original Seamaster collection with the introduction of a monocoque - one-piece - case design.  With this unibody case, the De Ville sought to capitalize on the popular sport Seamaster movement with a case that was more water-resistant and could accommodate a number of case forms, movements and functions.

The De Ville went through a series of changes throughout its life.  When it was first introduced in 1960, 'De Ville' was not printed on the dial.  Instead the line marketed itself through the monocoque design and its sports heritage by keeping the 'Seamaster' name.  In 1963, Omega began printing dials with both 'Seamaster' and 'De Ville' at the request of Norman Morris, Omega's United States brand representative.  

While no direct correlation can be found, Cadillac's Coupe De Ville debuted around the same time and also featured stylish smooth and clean lines.  This lead to the De Ville to become known as the "wrist Cadillac" from Omega.

In 1967, the De Ville finally stood on its own, with 'Seamaster' disappearing from the dial completely.

This particular model comes from the line's cross-over period dating to approximately 1965.  The steel monocoque case is capped in 14k gold and topped off with a silver dial with both 'Seamaster' and 'De Ville' printed at 6 o'clock.  This model features an automatic Calibre 565 with date and rapid date corrector, a feature that allowed the wearer to quickly set the date by pulling the crown out to its final position repeatedly.

The De Ville recalls a time of elegance and svelte modern design that was heralded as being the zenith of fashion in its day, and while it is unassuming by today's excessive standards, it is a benchmark to which many brands - including Omega - are slowly returning.

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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

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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 Seamaster De Ville Automatic

Omega Seamaster De Ville Automatic

Sold
Sold
Omega Seamaster De Ville Automatic

Why We Love it

Omega's Seamaster line is one of the most diverse in the business, ranging from form-follows-function dive watches to svelte and elegant dress watches.

The name De Ville captured the air of refinement, style and meticulous designs that came to life with this line, and improved on the original Seamaster collection with the introduction of a monocoque - one-piece - case design.  With this unibody case, the De Ville sought to capitalize on the popular sport Seamaster movement with a case that was more water-resistant and could accommodate a number of case forms, movements and functions.

The De Ville went through a series of changes throughout its life.  When it was first introduced in 1960, 'De Ville' was not printed on the dial.  Instead the line marketed itself through the monocoque design and its sports heritage by keeping the 'Seamaster' name.  In 1963, Omega began printing dials with both 'Seamaster' and 'De Ville' at the request of Norman Morris, Omega's United States brand representative.  

While no direct correlation can be found, Cadillac's Coupe De Ville debuted around the same time and also featured stylish smooth and clean lines.  This lead to the De Ville to become known as the "wrist Cadillac" from Omega.

In 1967, the De Ville finally stood on its own, with 'Seamaster' disappearing from the dial completely.

This particular model comes from the line's cross-over period dating to approximately 1965.  The steel monocoque case is capped in 14k gold and topped off with a silver dial with both 'Seamaster' and 'De Ville' printed at 6 o'clock.  This model features an automatic Calibre 565 with date and rapid date corrector, a feature that allowed the wearer to quickly set the date by pulling the crown out to its final position repeatedly.

The De Ville recalls a time of elegance and svelte modern design that was heralded as being the zenith of fashion in its day, and while it is unassuming by today's excessive standards, it is a benchmark to which many brands - including Omega - are slowly returning.

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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