Today's offering showcases this gorgeously restored example of one of Omega's rare vintage gent's watches.
Known in collecting circles as the Flying Saucer or in Italian "Disco Volante," it has a dramatic, avant-garde flair, yet is elegant enough to be worn on the wrists of men of distinction. Both Audemars Piguet and Patek Philippe made their own versions of Disco Volante watches.
The case possesses hidden lugs and a recessed crown so as to not disrupt the purity of the perfectly symmetrical circular design. It is an uncommon extra-large size for a dress watch from the era, measuring just over 40mm in diameter not including the crown.
It has a monococque - or one-piece - design, which when new achieved high water resistance ratings by not having a separate case back.
Besides its extra-large case it also features a gray dial with white printing giving the watch a great monochromatic style.
Powering it is an Omega automatic engine found in Seamasters and other models from the era.
It is fully Omega down to the hands, winding crown, and even signed crystal! It has just finished a true expertly done restoration. The case presents as mint with light signs of having been polished, and the dial has been meticulously restored - the printing could pass as Omega factory done to the naked eye.
One of our watchmakers has disassembled it down to its last screw and cleaned and oiled. It is keeping very accurate time.
For the finishing touch we have equipped it with a brand new calfskin leather strap with contrast stitching 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.
A nearly half-century old Omega that presents like new on the wrist!
Omega watches can be found on the wrists of many prominent figures including Pierce Brosnan, Michael Schumacher, Michael Phelps, Ernie Els, Prince William, also one graced the wrist of President John F. Kennedy. Omega has been the official timekeeper for 21 Olympic Games and is the official chronometer of NASA.
Country of origin: Switzerland
Year built: c. early 1970's
Model: De Ville
Functions: Hours, Minutes, Automatic, Quick-Setting Date, Sweep Seconds
Designed for: Men
Case material: Stainless steel
Case condition: Mint with only light signs of having been polished
Case markings (outside): De Ville, Tool 104
Dimensions: 40.3mm wide (excluding crown)
Dial: Smoky gray blue with steel baton indices topped with white, signed Omega, expertly refinished
Hands: Original, steel batons
Movement type: 1000 series, copper colored, straight line lever escapement, monometallic balance, shock-absorber, self-compensating flat balance-spring
Beat frequency: 28,800 BPH
Band: Calfskin leather, fully stitched, padded, brand new and unworn, previously fitted with what appears to be an aftermarket buckle done in an Omega style. We also stock lizard and a variety of others straps in various prints, skins, and colors. Please ask us if you're interested.
Width between lugs: 18mm
Crystal: Acrylic, signed Omega, original, excellent condition
Serviced: One of our watchmakers has disassembled it down to its last screw and cleaned and oiled it making it ready for immediate enjoyment.
Timing: Timed to precision on a state-of-the-art computerized system. 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 email@example.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.