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A shield for Omega’s Central Tourbillon
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A shield for Omega’s Central Tourbillon

Monday, 22 June 2020
By The FHH Journal editors
The FHH Journal editors

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The De Ville Tourbillon Limited Edition is fitted with a Co-Axial Master Chronometer movement that withstands magnetic fields of up to 15,000 gauss.

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.

De Ville Tourbillon numbered edition © Omega
De Ville Tourbillon numbered edition © Omega

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.

De Ville Tourbillon numbered edition © Omega
De Ville Tourbillon numbered edition © Omega

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.

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