The Caliber 930 is believed to be produced in only 10,000 units spread between 5 different models, this 1969 Omega De Ville 146.017 is one "rarebird" with perfectly preserved blue soleil dial. And applied aged yellow hour markers, and white baton luminous egg-yolk patina.
The De Ville line in itself produced some amazingly clean 60's pieces across their line. The triple register 861's and the double register 860's.
Last month we had the pleasure to present a near NOS silver version, which was very popular amongst Omega Aficionados. Finding this reference is not easy at all.
The "blue soleil" dial in this shape has only been seen a couple of times, but not in this condition.
The design of this watch, from the ample size (36mm excluding crown) to the dial with date at 9 position set in crosshairs, and the opposing radial right sub register, is really a marvel, from a aesthetic and quirky perspective.
We haven't been able to stop staring at this watch, the way the 1069 bracelet feels integrated in to the lugs space of the case, nothing short of an amazing design.
One of Omega's most unusual, and coolest vintage chronographs, nobody else will have.
Not one to miss, as never on the marketplace!
1969 Omega De Ville 146.017
- Reference 146.017
- 36 mm Stainless Steel, Screwback
- Original signed crown
- Original Pushers
- Original Plexi crystal
- Manual winding
- Caliber 930 Produced in only 10,000 units
- Functioning well, with accuracy, fully serviced
- Original blue dial with with applied baton hour markers.
- Original baton hands
- Blue Soleil dial
- 1069 Omega Bracelet with 524 endlinks