Omega’s replica De Ville has gone down the road of the skeleton watch. Right from the outset, Omega has opted to promote its capabilities as a manufacture with constructions that are daring, risky even. The De Ville offers two examples of this. The first is the skeletonized nature of the Swiss Omega replica watches. The unfinished plate, not fashioned in this approach, weighs 75 grammes. After the skeletonization process, it weighs just 6 grammes – 92% lesss. The second, even more compelling example is the crown wheel. It connects to the crown at 3’0 clock, measures 39 mm in diameter and is concealed beneath the bezel. The result is a part with an extremely large diameter that is nevertheless extraordinarily slim and narrow.
In technical terms, this is one of the most breath-taking components of the De Ville: a part that is extremely difficult to machine without warping, finished at just 3/10ths of a millimetre. The component is both very thin and very wide – and also needs to be extremely strong, being a critical functional element of the IO’s winding mechanism. Alongside these specific developments by the Omega manufacture, the Swiss Replica Omega De Ville meets all the standards of fine watchmaking effortlessly: pearled, angled, openwork bridges, added horns (the most difficult type to make), alternating satin and mirror finishes, and more besides.
For some details, the De Ville features the firm’s own, unique decorations. This is the case for its metal-coated back, lighting up the base of the watch with a unique motif. Drawing inspiration from the traditional Swiss sunray decoration, it has been used here to highlight the transparent nature of the piece whilst concealing the contact with the wrist.
The De Ville, limited to two editions of 88 pieces each, has now arrived in cheap fake Omega watches stores.