Omega De Ville Cal. 320, ref 141.009-67, 18k Gold Chronograph
Here we have a fabulous vintage Omega De Ville 18k Gold Chronograph Cal. 320, ref 141.009-67. The Cal. 320 Movement contained within is none other than the forefather of the Speedmaster; the watch that launched a thousand space rockets!
Produced between 1942 and 1969, the Cal. 320 is a 1800A/h, 17 jewels, 44 Hour Power Reserve movement that were Omega’s “go-to” movement; until it was improved and upgraded to Omega’s fabled Cal. 321 in 1969.
The 267** serial number for this Cal. 320 movement, indicates this watch was produced in 1968.
Overall, the condition of this amazing timepiece is breath-taking, especially when you consider this watch is almost 54 years old!
The silver, vertically brushed dial is almost “as new” and really shimmers in the sun. It has no marks or discolouration and the black printed “Swiss Made” dials’ Minute Markers; Sub Dials and Tachymeter Scale are crisp. Only very minor foxing can be seen using a 4X loupe.
Hands too are a perfect match to the dial, with their original lume still in situ, although it is now almost black from years of degradation.
This beautiful movement and dial are set into an 18k Solid Gold, 34mm (excluding crown) x 41mm (lug to lug) case. This too is also in almost “unworn” condition. Yes, it has scuffs and minor scratches showing it has been handled often. However, look at the snap-back case back, there is none of the usual wear associated with extended periods of time on the wrist. The original vertical brushing can still be clearly seen. Similarly, all the facet edges of the case are still sharp and true too.
The original crown and rectangular pushers are all in good shape, as is the crystal, which is devoid of any major marks that detract. It has been recently cleaned and serviced by our expert horologist, so it is running as you would expect.
Having previously been owned by an avid collector, this looks very much like an original “Box Queen”, or to steal a quote from Jack Nicholson, “As Good as it Gets”.
We have presented it on a new 18mm brown leather strap. This watch shouts style: a style that surpasses fashion, the style of a “Timeless Classic” and a collector’s piece of the finest quality.
Yep, “As Good as it Gets”.
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Dispatch: We aim to dispatch items within 1-2 days of receipt of payment.
The delivery method can vary depending on the value of the watch. All watches are sent fully insured usually using UPS.
All watches sold without an original box will still be dispatched with a ChronoDuo presentation box.
Warranty: All timepieces purchased from us come with a guarantee of authenticity and our 12-month time-keeping warranty. Please note that accidental damage or damage to the item resulting from third-party repairs, improper handling, or liquid damage will void our warranty. We do not guarantee any of our watches to be waterproof.