Owned & Worn By Richard Chamberlain - Omega De Ville 18K Gold Plated & Stainless Steel Watch


Item No. 9113

Today's offering showcases this Omega De Ville mens watch owned and worn by Richard Chamberlain, Golden Globe winning, and Emmy and Grammy nominated actor.

An actor and singer, who became a teen idol in the title role of the television show Dr. Kildare, his is also well-known for being the first to play Jason Bourne in the 1988 television film The Bourne Identity, as well as appearing in miniseries such as Shogun, The Thorn Birds, and playing many other roles. He also performed in musical theatre and classical stage roles.

Mr. Chamberlain's 18K gold plated and stainless steel Omega De Ville is full size for the era, measuring 35mm in diameter without the crown - in between the diameters of a Rolex Date watch and a Rolex Datejust.

Living up to its name as one of the sophisticated "DeVille" models, it features a classic case, champagne dial, and uncommon transitional caliber 1325 quartz mechanism with quick-setting hour for easy changing of the time zone and date.

It is one of the early transitional quartz calibers of the era. One of Omega "Accuset" models, it utilizes a push button crown for precision setting of the minutes and seconds.

While collectors know that mechanical watches are prized above quartz ones in collecting circles, this is a quartz watch to be fully appreciated.

Despite the economic pressure brought-on by the quartz revolution, Omega maintained a lofty standard, and built an innovative and high-quality movement. It was not entirely a cost reduction undertaking - while it doesn't have some of the decoration and finishing of a mechanical movement, it was designed to be very accurate and surpass other quartz movements of its day. Like a mechanical watch, it comes fully jeweled - in this case with 15.

It is all original.

Besides being a classic Omega watch, one of the cool things about this watch is its level of wear. This wasn't a "safe queen" - it was enjoyed by Mr. Chamberlain. Think of the events this watch has seen!

We have not polished the watch or done anything to the outside of it...we left it just as Mr. Chamberlain last used it which includes light scratches, a bit of dirt, etc. It arrived to us from his collection without a strap, so we have installed a brand new Teju lizard strap to make it ready for immediate enjoyment.

The only overhauling we did was having one of our Master Watchmakers who used to be an authorized Rolex watchmaker and received training from Rolex at their Beverly Hills Service Center, install a new battery and perform any needed servicing on the movement to make it ready for immediate enjoyment.

One of our Master Watchmakers, who used to be an authorized Rolex watchmaker and received training from Rolex at their Beverly Hills Service Center, has installed a new battery and performed any needed servicing.

Included with the purchase is a two-year C.O.T. international warranty on the movement.

Accompanying it is a Certificate of Provenance from a well-known auction house and a Certificate of Authenticity from Connoisseur of Time.

Its record in the Omega vintage database can be found here.

Don't miss this once in a lifetime opportunity to own one of Richard Chamberlain's personal watches.

Richard Chamberlain -

Richard Chamberlain is an American actor and singer who rose to fame in the 1960s and became widely recognized for his role as Dr. James Kildare in the television series "Dr. Kildare." Born on March 31, 1934, in Los Angeles, California, Chamberlain's passion for acting and singing became apparent early on in his life.

In the early 1960s, Chamberlain co-founded a theatre group called Company of Angels in Los Angeles, where he honed his acting skills. During this time, he also made guest appearances on various television shows, gradually making a name for himself in the industry. It was in 1961 that Chamberlain's career took a significant turn when he landed the role of Dr. James Kildare in the NBC/MGM television series of the same name. Co-starring alongside Raymond Massey, he gained widespread fame and captured the hearts of audiences with his portrayal of the young intern.

Chamberlain's talent extended beyond acting, as he possessed a remarkable singing voice. His singing abilities led to the release of several hit singles in the early 1960s, including the "Theme from Dr. Kildare" titled "Three Stars Will Shine Tonight," which reached No. 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 Charts. As his popularity soared, Chamberlain embraced his multifaceted talents and continued to make waves in the entertainment industry.

After the conclusion of "Dr. Kildare" in 1966, Chamberlain ventured into the theater circuit, where he showcased his acting prowess. He took on various roles, including an ill-fated Broadway musical called "Breakfast at Tiffany's" in 1966, where he starred opposite Mary Tyler Moore and Priscilla Lopez. Despite the musical's unfortunate closure after only four previews, Chamberlain's commitment to his craft remained unshaken.

In the late 1960s, Chamberlain decided to explore opportunities in England. His talent was quickly recognized, and he found success in repertory theater and the BBC's adaptation of "Portrait of a Lady." Chamberlain's dedication to his craft and his reputation as a serious actor grew during this time. In 1969, he had the honor of starring alongside Katharine Hepburn in the film "The Madwoman of Chaillot." He also took on the iconic role of Hamlet for the Birmingham Repertory Theatre, becoming the first American actor to portray the character there since John Barrymore in 1925. His remarkable performance received acclaim, leading to a televised version for the Hallmark Hall of Fame in 1970, which earned him a Grammy Award nomination.

The 1970s marked a successful period for Chamberlain in film. He established himself as a leading man, starring in notable movies such as "The Music Lovers" (1970), "Lady Caroline Lamb" (1973), "The Three Musketeers" (1973), and "The Count of Monte Cristo" (1975). He showcased his versatility by taking on diverse roles, including a villainous turn in "The Towering Inferno" (1974) as a dishonest engineer. Chamberlain's talent extended to the musical genre as well, as demonstrated in "The Slipper and the Rose" (1976), a musical adaptation of the Cinderella story where he showcased his vocal abilities alongside Gemma Craven. In 1977, he starred in Peter Weir's film "The Last Wave," further solidifying his reputation as a versatile and accomplished actor.

Chamberlain's success continued in the realm of television, particularly in the form of mini-series, earning him the well-deserved nickname of "King of the Mini-Series." He captivated audiences with his performances in popular series such as "Centennial" (1978–79), "Shogun" (1980), and "The Thorn Birds" (1983), where he portrayed Father Ralph de Bricassart alongside Rachel Ward and Barbara Stanwyck.

In the 1980s, Chamberlain's talent graced both the big and small screens. He appeared as the leading man in the film "King Solomon's Mines" (1985) and took on the iconic role of Jason Bourne/David Webb in the television film adaptation of "The Bourne Identity" (1988).

Throughout his career, Richard Chamberlain has consistently proven himself as a versatile and talented actor. From his early days as Dr. James Kildare to his captivating performances in mini-series and films, he has left a significant mark on the entertainment industry. Chamberlain's dedication to his craft, his ability to bring characters to life, and his captivating voice have made him a beloved figure in the world of acting. His contributions to both the stage and screen continue to be celebrated, and his legacy as a true icon of the industry remains intact.

Connoisseur of Time Celebrity Collection:

I'm excited to have launched a collection that is composed of 87 watches and clocks owned or worn by 44 iconic celebrities and public figures. It may be the largest current collection of celebrity-owned watches in the world. It will be constantly changing and is currently headlined by timepieces owned by some of the most legendary Hollywood actors and actresses, musicians, comedians, and entertainers:

It is part of our Celebrity Collection of watches that has been featured in GQ, Revolution Watch, Europa Star, JCK, Hampton's Magazine, Gotham Magazine, Vegas Magazine, Silicon Valley magazine and many others. eBay just recently partnered with us for an exclusive, special sale for seven of the watches.

It will be constantly changing and is currently headlined by watches and clocks owned by some of the most legendary Hollywood actors and actresses, musicians, comedians, and entertainers:

The King, Elvis Presley. (Just sold)

The King of Pop, Michael Jackson. (Just sold)

The King of Comedy, Jerry Lewis.

The Artist Formerly Known as Prince

Hollywood icons Steve Martin, Red Skelton, Martin Sheen, Burt Reynolds, Betty White, Olivia Newton-John, Bob Hope, Greta Garbo, and Mickey Rooney.

Legendary musicians Johnny Cash, Frank and Nancy Sinatra, Janet Jackson, Beatles drummer Ringo Starr, Kenny Rogers, Don Mclean, Leslie West, and Hank Williams, Jr.

Sports great and soccer legend Pelé, , heavyweight boxing champion Jack Dempsey, Yankee great Lefty Gomez, World Cup winning captain and soccer defensive legend Daniel Passarella, and Green Bay Packer Mike Bucchianeri along with the game ball, signed photo and watch from the college football "all star" Blue Gray Game in 1940.

Further filling the current collection are watches from King Edward VIII and the Duchess of Windsor, beloved Hollywood host Ed Sullivan, renowned illusionists Siegfried & Roy, Academy award-winning actresses Loretta Young and Doris Day, Emmy award-winning actress Valerie Harper, Golden Globe winning actor Richard Chamberlain, Phyllis McGuire of the chart-topping McGuire sisters, Ian McDonald multi-instrumentalist English rocker for King Crimson and Foreigner, Elvira Mistress of the Dark (Cassandra Peterson), fashion designer to the stars Nolan Miller, and a watch worn by multiple characters in the television series "For All Mankind."

It also includes rare watches given by heads of state: A prototype 18K gold Buren Microrotor gifted by His Royal Majesty Ibn Saud, former King of Saudi Arabia; a Felsa given by former Libyan Colonel and Head of State Muammar Al Qathafi; a Longines given by Highness Khalifa bin Salman Al-Khalifa former Prime Minister of the State of Bahrain; a Baume & Mercier gifted by the King of Jordan. All three watches are new-old-stock in presentation shadow box frames with photos.

Recently sold was a watch given a handful of years after the Civil War concluded by the Vice President Elect to honor an Army commander who went on to receive the Medal of Honor.

This is a significant, exciting, and constantly changing new collection you won't want to miss! Stay tuned over the coming weeks for photos of other special pieces from the collection!

To view the first few already up for sale follow this link: https://shop.connoisseuroftime.com/collections/our-celebrity-owned-historical-event-watches?page=1&sort_by=created-descending

  • Country of origin: Switzerland
  • Maker: Omega
  • Serial no.: 37,431,422
  • Year made: c. 1976
  • Model: Omega De Ville, ref. MD 192.0027
  • Functions: Hours (Quick-Setting), Minutes, Date
  • Designed for: Men
  • Case material: 18K gold plated and stainless steel
  • Case condition: Excellent with signs of previous wear
  • Dimensions: 35mm diameter (excluding crown - 37mm including) by 40mm long lug tip to tip
  • Dial:  Champagne, signed Omega, gold applique black topped baton indexes, aperture for the date, blackened gold "baton" hands, original and untouched, mint condition
  • Movement type:  Omega caliber 1325 quartz movement, copper colored
  • Band: Teju lizard, fully stitched, padded, brand new and unworn with aftermarket Omega style buckle. We also stock lizard and a variety of other straps in various prints, skins, and colors. Please ask us if you're interested.
  • Crystal: Mineral glass, excellent condition
  • Servicing: We have not polished the watch or done anything to the outside of it except install a band because it came from Mr. Chamberlain's collection without one...we left it just as Mr. Chamberlain last used it which includes light scratches, a bit dirt, etc. The only overhauling we did was having one of our Master Watchmakers who used to be an authorized Rolex watchmaker and received training from Rolex at their Beverly Hills Service Center, install a new battery and perform any needed servicing on the movement to make it ready for immediate enjoyment.
  • Warranty: 1-year international warranty. Please email concierge@cotwatches.com for details. 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 extremely experienced team of four Master Watchmakers all of whom each have over thirty-five years of experience and a large number of parts.
  • Box/Papers: BOX - Connoisseur of Time watch presentation box; PAPERS - Custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity; Certificate of Authenticity from a well-known auction house.
  • 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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