1970's Omega De Ville Vintage Mens Rare Extra Large 40mm "Disco Volante" Watch - Stainless Steel


Item No. 7365

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.

  • Manufacturer: Omega
  • 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 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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