Omega unveils the new De Ville Tourbillon Numbered Edition, the first Master Chronometer certified manual-winding central Tourbillon. Not only does this certification assure high standard of precision and performance, but it certifies that the tourbillon cage is able to keep rotating even under a magnetic field of 15,000 gauss. The Tourbillon’s speed of one revolution per minute allows the display of seconds, which is essential for achieving certification. The Omega Co-Axial Master Chronometer Calibre 2640 is to be seen through the sapphire crystal caseback, as well as the 3-day power reserve indicator. The bridges and mainplate are made from 18K Sedna™ gold.
Presented on a black leather strap, the 43mm central casebody, buckle logo and crown logo are made from 18K Canopus™ gold – an exclusive white gold alloy, distinctive for its high brilliance, whiteness and longevity. Meanwhile, the lugs, bezel and caseback of the watch are formed in 18K Sedna™ gold – Omega’s own fiery rose gold alloy. The sun-brushed dial is also in 18K Sedna™ gold with black PVD treatment. At the centre of the dial is the tourbillon cage with hand polished bevels in black ceramised titanium.
This latest wristwatch is the next accomplishment in Omega’s Tourbillon history. Other historical highlights include the first-ever wristwatch Tourbillon calibre, which was created by Omega in 1947 and entered into the precision competitions at three major European Observatories. These calibres obtained excellent results, even setting a record in Geneva in 1950. Almost 50 years later, in 1994, Omega introduced the first self-winding Central Tourbillon wristwatch, with the Tourbillon carriage positioned in the middle of the watch. A decade later, in 2004, Omega would produce the first Tourbillon wristwatch to be Chronometer certified. The new De Ville Tourbillon Numbered Edition comes with a full 5-year warranty.