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VINTAGE 1972 OMEGA SEAMASTER DE-VILLE 9KT GOLD AUTOMATIC CALENDAR FULL-SET BOX & PAPERS.

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VINTAGE 1972 OMEGA SEAMASTER DE-VILLE 9KT GOLD AUTOMATIC CALENDAR FULL-SET BOX & PAPERS.

Vintage 1972 Omega Seamaster De-Ville 9kt gold automatic calendar ‘full-set’ box & papers.

This wonderful gentlemen’s Omega was close to the top of the companies range in 1968. The model 166.5020 De-Ville was the new ’slim’ version of Omega‘s water-proof line of watches, using a two-piece case with no removable back. The movement is accessed through the front of the watch once the bezel and glass has been removed. Very ingenious at that time, these new cases were exceptionally well made and the movements within are usually found in perfect condition.

Using the Omega calibre 565 automatic movement with quick-change date, the example that we have here is in ‘as-new’ condition. I have rarely seen a movement as clean as this one, which is testament to the wonderful case design which has protected it perfectly over the years. I would say that it is in the same condition as when it left the factory in 1972.

The solid 9kt gold case measures 34.5mm across the bezel, not including the crown and 40mm tip-to-tip. The case and bezel are in beautiful original condition with no noticeable wear, dings or scratches.

The gold linen-textured dial is absolutely beautiful, with contrasting gold baton markers and hands. Signed simply ‘Omega Automatic – Deville’ with ‘Swiss Made below 6.

The watch works faultlessly and keeps very good time. The glass is the original, with the tiny omega symbol in the centre. You will notice also the original split-stem type winding crown, which has no real noticeable wear. The watch still retains the original omega gold-plated buckle, though the original leather part was perished and we have fitted a new alligator-grain one.

Purchased from the Cheshire jeweller ’Ollivant & Botsford – Wilmslow’ in 1972, the watch retains the original guarantee papers, owners booklet, red plastic wallet & both inner and outer boxes, which are also in exceptional condition.

We don’t see complete full-set solid gold De-Villes very often and certainly not in wonderful condition such as this one.