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.
"Grima, who was arguably his generation’s 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 in gorgeous original condition. The dial is original and mint, and the case is just short of mint. The crystal on this watch appears to be made of mineral glass.
It has just been freshly serviced.
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 rare Grima inspired Emerald watch that presents almost as mint!
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.
Country of origin: Switzerland
Serial no.: 38,848,013
Year made: c. 1973
Model: DeVille, Ref. MD 771.1805
Functions: Hours, Minute
Designed for: Men
Case material: 18K gold plated and stainless steel
Case markings (inside): Omega Watch Co., Swiss Made, Plaque OR L 20 Microns, Fond Acier Inoxydable, 511.448, 711.1805
Case condition: Just short of mint with light wear around the bezel
Dimensions: 32mm wide (excluding crown), 24mm long lug tip-to-tip
Dial: Signed Omega, gold, black indices at the primary hours, original, mint condition
Hands: Original, blackened gold batons
Movement type: Caliber 625, "extra flat", copper colored, manually wound, 17 jewels, shock resistant
Movement markings: Omega, Swiss, Seventeen Jewels, Unadjusted, 625
Band: Original Polonais bracelet, 18K gold plated, signed Omega, adjustable to virtually any size up to approx. 7 1/4 inches.
Crystal: Appears to be mineral glass, mint condition
Serviced: Yes, cleaned and oiled.
Warranty: 1-year warranty. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org 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
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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.
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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.
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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.