1973 Omega De Ville Mens Midsize "Emerald" Modern Watch By Andrew Grima - Stainless Steel

Omega

Item No. 7451

Today's offering showcases this fabulous avante-garde "Emerald" DeVille watch, inspired by the designs that Andrew Grima created for Omega and introduced in 1971. Its striking dial is similar to a dark taupe or chocolate brown with gray.

"Grima, who was arguably his generations foremost jeweler, counted Queen Elisabeth II among his clients. The Emerald line is distinguished by the generous proportions of its emerald-cut crystals of precious stone, quartz or mineral glass.

Initially, the pieces were reserved for the top of the Constellation range but as the Emerald line was extended, were increasingly seen in the De Ville line. The Emerald line was only produced at OMEGA until 1973 but it left a lasting impression. Though a lost line at OMEGA these watches remain a "Premiere" collection today showing just how good the design was." - via Omega Museum.

It is fully Omega down to the original hands, crown, and even crystal! It presents in gorgeous restored condition.

The case presents as mint. The dial has been meticulously refinished - the printing could pass as Omega factory done to the naked eye.

As part of the restoration the fine original ultra thin Omega movement has just been fully serviced by a Master Watchmaker. It is running strong and true, keeping time in our face up testing position better than a brand new Omega!

For the finishing touch it has been equipped with a brand new calfskin leather strap making it ready for immediate enjoyment.

Included with the purchase is a one-year warranty on the movement and its function, a custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity, and a new timing certificate.

Andrew Grima:
Mr. Grima was honoured with an impressive array of prizes including twelve Diamonds-International Awards. He was the first jeweller to win the Queen's Award for Export in 1966 and is the only jeweller to have won the Duke of Edinburgh Prize for Elegant Design. In 1970, at about the same time he was designing for Omega he was appointed jeweller to Her Majesty the Queen. He was commissioned by Omega to create a highly aesthetic avant-garde collection. Grima was given a free hand and chose to stick to one principle: he would create the watch around the dial, no matter what its form or dimension.

His work is carried on by his wife and daughter, and the Grima website can be found here:

  • Manufacturer: Omega
  • Country of origin: Switzerland
  • Serial no.: 35,998,600
  • Year made: c. 1973 - the Emerald line was only made from 1971 until 1973
  • Model: DeVille, Ref. MD 511.0378
  • Functions: Hours, Minutes
  • Designed for: Men
  • Case material: Stainless steel
  • Case markings (inside): Omega Watch Co., Swiss Made, Lunette Plaque or G 20 Micros, Acier Inoxydable, 511.0378
  • Case condition: Presents as mint - top would originally have been gold plated, although Emerald watches were also made in all steel.
  • Dimensions: 24mm wide (excluding crown - 26mm including), 41mm long lug tip-to-tip
  • Dial: Signed Omega, chocolate brown with gray (similar to a dark taupe), painted indices at the primary hours, perfectly refinished
  • Hands: Original, whitened gold batons
  • Movement type: Caliber 625, "extra flat", copper colored, manually wound, 17 jewels, shock resistant
  • Band: Calfskin leather, fully stitched, padded, brand new and unworn. We also stock lizard and a variety of others straps in various prints, skins, and colors. Please ask us if you're interested.
  • Crystal: Original, mint condition
  • Serviced: Yes, as part of the restoration the fine original ultra thin Omega movement has just been fully serviced by a Master Watchmaker.
  • Timing: Timed to precision on a state-of-the-art computerized system. It is running strong and true, keeping time in our face up testing position better than a brand new Omega! Your watch is important to us, and we will take care of it for its lifetime. We provide the best after sale care in the business with an experienced team of watchmakers both of whom each have over forty years of experience and a large number of parts.
  • Warranty: 1-year international warranty. Please email concierge@cotwatches.com for details.
  • Box/Papers: BOX - Connoisseur of Time watch presentation box; PAPERS - Custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity; New timing certificate
  • Returns: 7 days full refund. 100% satisfaction guarantee

We offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee for all of our watches. If you are in any way unsatisfied with the watch we will fully refund the purchase price anytime within 7 days after the watch has been received. Our goal is to exceed our client's expectations throughout the buying experience.

All watches are packaged carefully and mailed double boxed in specially constructed, reinforced shipping boxes designed for high value items. All watches are sent fully insured with signature required. Most of our domestic shipping is done through FedEx. At times we will also use USPS Express Mail, and we can accommodate most requests for your preferred carrier. International shipments are sent USPS International Express Mail or FedEx.

The purchase price will be the declared value of the merchandise on any required customs forms. The payment of all customs duties, tariffs, and taxes are the responsibility of the buyer.

Also note that water resistance of vintage watches can no longer be guaranteed and is not covered under the watch's warranty. We do not recommend getting a vintage watch wet, even one that was originally designed to be waterproof.

To get an idea of how this watch will look on the wrist, please use the Watch Sizing Guide

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