Here we have an extremely uncommon inverted grey "panda" dial Omega De Ville Chronograph reference 145.017.
This is in our opinion one of the most beautiful vintage chronographs ever made during Omega's golden era. And still looks fresh in todays modern, clean lined aesthetic. The colour changes of brushed grey, the grey/blue tones with ghost grey shades are undeniably attractive as it catches the light.
It is believed the Caliber 860 was only produced in 10,000 units compare that to the 861, which is around 300,000, making this inverted grey panda dial variant somewhat rare, as there was a fair amount of dial variants. Firstly, the shimmering chameleon grey dial on this particular De Ville is as close to top condition as you would wish to find one.
What we truly love about this one is in the details, that cool red detail printing on the left subdial contrasting the right in black print, and the raised white hour indexes against the multi facetted blue/grey brushing of the dial.
This example is in excellent overall condition and nicely preserved dial, with all orginal parts, including the crown and pushers.
These De Ville Chronos are gaining the attention they deserve, you can be sure the next guy won't we wearing one. But, most importantly they are really beautiful watches, with good wrist presence.
#Omega #DeVille #Chronograph #145.017
1972 Omega De Ville Grey Panda Chronograph
Case: Stainless steel, screwback
Dial: Tritium "T Swiss T" dial
Dimensions: 36 mm excluding crown
Function: Manual, Chronograph
Caliber: Caliber 860
Strap: Leather calf grain
Accessories: Handmade strap