Omega de Ville Ref. 146.017 steel vintage chronograph, circa 1970
A stainless steel chronograph wristwatch with register and date
One of Omega’s most attractive vintage dress chronographs, the De Ville Ref.146.017 was introduced to Omega’s international collection in 1970. There’s great detailing to the dial with a cross-hair constant seconds dial that is combined with a square date aperture – placed opposite the date’s usual 3 o’clock position, this ensures that the chronograph’s minute recording dial is kept clear from interference. The 30-minute register itself has attractive accenting beneath each of the 5-minute Arabic numeral indications. Further design details include the blackened hands which match the blackened centre of the applied hours indexes and, at the dial’s edge, the start of the tachymeter scale is indicated via a stylish arrow motif. Cased in stainless steel, the watch is two-part with a solid upper body and separate screw-down case back.
We have fitted the watch is a new Hirsch black strap and a new Omega steel buckle.
[M] Omega calibre 930 manually wound movement, lever escapement, 17 jewels, mono-metallic balance, 21,600 BPH, Incabloc shock absorber [D] silvered dial, applied slim baton indexes with black central inserts, luminescent dots above, luminescent blackened hands (please note that luminescence will have naturally dulled with age), two engine-turned subsidiary dials for 30-minute register and constant seconds with cross-hair motif and aperture for date, outer scale for minutes/chronograph seconds, outermost tachymeter scale [C] stainless steel two-piece case, flat bezel with chamfered edge, screw-down case back, round chronograph pushers, Omega crown [S] case, dial, movement and crown signed
Diameter excluding winding crown: 35mm
Length including lugs: 40mm
Depth to centre of crystal: 13mm
Lug gauge/strap width: 19mm
Serviced and overhauled by an Omega approved service centre. This watch is sold with a one year guarantee and detailed Black Bough certificate. A Black Bough leather watch pouch will accompany this watch.