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Omega De Ville 166.033Omega De Ville 166.033

Omega De Ville Ref. 166.063

A subtle, elegant dress watch by Omega. And a gold one, no less!

This Omega De Ville is executed in 18k yellow gold. If you are afraid that might be a bit much, don’t fret. The modest size, combined with the silver matt dial makes this watch truly elegant and subdued. It is by no means brash.

At first glance, it is an archetypical wrist watch. This is what a kid draws, when you ask it to draw a watch.  The subtle golden frame around the date aperture.

Come and try it on at Reestraat 3 in Amsterdam.

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Details
Brand Omega
Diameter 34 mm
Model De Ville
Bracelet/strap: Leather
Reference 166.033
Buckle/clasp Generic plated
Year of production (circa) 1968
Lug Width 18 mm
Material 18k Yellow gold
Set Content Watch only
Crystal Mineral
Warranty 2 year (AWCo)
Dial color Silver
Movement Hand-wound
Backstory

When Omega launched its Seamaster line in 1948, the watches initially featured traditional round cases, without any sort of diving-specific features such as a dive time bezel. When these were added in 1957, the collection became a bit cluttered. A late 1950’s Seamaster could be a small dress watch or a chunky diver. In terms of clarity, there was room for improvement.

Omega tried to solve this in 1963 by adding the De Ville designation to its dressier Seamasters. These would be the more classical, smaller and dressier watches within the Seamaster range. The idea was to separate the Seamaster range into sporty Seamasters and sophisticated Seamaster De Villes.

But as is often the case with big companies with many, many managerial layers, the decision would be turned on its head once again in 1967. The De Ville name was separated from the Seamaster and launched as its own collection. From a commercial point of view, it was a stroke of brilliance though. The De Ville line was used for more sophisticated, more elegant models than its sports lines. It was an instant hit.

The De Ville line has existed since. It featured (and still does) countless variations in design, complications, sizes and materials. Sophisticated and elegant. If these are qualities you hold in high regard, the De Ville collection might just harbor that perfect watch for you!

Shipping
Of course it is of the utmost importance to get your purchase to your doorstep safely. Therefore, we ship all our packages insured worldwide.
We do our best to handle packages as soon as possible. This could take a max. of 3 working days. Note that the delivery times commence the day of dispatch.
Unfortunately, we cannot be held responsible for any delays caused by destination customs clearance processes, local duties and taxes, and items that are lost in transit. 
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Brand

Omega

Model

Reference

166.033

Year of production (circa)

1968

Material

18k Yellow gold

Crystal

Mineral

Dial color

Silver

Movement

Hand-wound

Diameter

34 mm

Bracelet/strap:

Leather

Buckle/clasp

Generic plated

Lug Width

18 mm

Set Content

Watch only