Omega first debuted their De Ville series - like the recently serviced 1960's Ref. 14915, complete with its original BOR bracelet, here - under the Seamaster line, and then as a stand alone line in the late 1960s. This example of the former features a refined silver dial, with applied indexes and black inserts. The stainless steel case features a one piece body, with striations that radiate outwards away from the dial.
Omega's Seamaster line debuted in circa 1948, with the Seamaster De Ville following suite in 1963, and its run continued up through 1967.
James Bond has worn it in films since 1995; other famous Omega wearers, past and present, including John F. Kennedy, the UK’s Prince William, George Clooney, and Astronaut Buzz Aldrin – do we really need to note where Buzz wore his?
Omega was officially founded in 1903, and its watches were the choice of NASA and the first watch on the Moon in 1969, and has been the official timekeeping device of the Olympic Games since 1932.
This Omega comes with an its original bracelet, nylon NATO strap, springbar tool, and Pelican travel case.
Mid-1960's Omega Seamaster De Ville Ref. 14915 Cal. 601, w/Original Bracelet
DIAL: Original dial, with original hands.
CASE: Original 34.5mm (w/o crown, 36mm with) x 38.5mm stainless steel monobloc (one piece, no caseback) case. Omega Seamaster logo is clear and well-defined on back of the case.
CRYSTAL: Flawless crystal, no imperfections.
BAND: Original stainless-steel Omega-signed beads of rice (BOR) bracelet (a find in its own right), with tight links; will fit a 6.7 inch wrist, without a buckle extender. This De Ville also comes with a dark blue, white, and green nylon NATO strap, with stainless-steel hardware.
MOVEMENT: Original Omega manual-wind Calibre 601 mechanical movement. This watch recieved a full service in October 2020.
CROWN: Omega-signed stainless-steel crown.