Omega debuted their De Ville series - like this recently serviced example here - in the late 1960s, and it 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.
First making an appearance in 1963 as part of the Seamaster lineup, the De Ville became its own collection in 1967, occupying the dress watch position within the Omega catalog aimed at a younger clientele. The De Ville clearly draws inspiration from the Seamaster, but once it became its own line, it developed a unique personality all its own.
Omega was officially founded in 1903, and its watches were the choice of NASA and the first watch on the Moon in 1969. Omega has been the official timekeeping device of the Olympic Games since 1932.
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 – and do we really need to note where Buzz wore his?
This Omega comes with an leather strap, nylon NATO strap, springbar tool, and Pelican travel case.
Ultra Thin 1960's Omega De Ville Ref. 161.024 Cal. 711 Automatic Dress Watch
DIAL: Original Omega-signed linen dial, with original hands.
CASE: Original 33.5mm (w/o crown, 35 mm with) x 36.5mm stainless steel case.
CRYSTAL: Original domed acrylic crystal, no imperfections aside from a small 2mm one on the side of the crystal near the crown. Importnatly, crystal features the Omega symbol dead center, revealing it as original.
BAND: Brown leather strap, with cream-colored accent stitching – a nice compliment to the vintage nature of this Omega. This De Ville also comes with a premium gray and dark blue nylon ZULU strap, with stainless-steel hardware.
MOVEMENT: Original Omega 24-jeweled Calibre 711 automatic movement, with a bph of 19800.
CROWN: Original Omega-signed stainless steel crown.