This version of Omega’s classic Central Tourbillon watch has a coaxial calibre, and a bezel set with 24 baguette diamonds. The piece is unusual, amidst the tourbillon watches by different brands, for the position of the tourbillon itself. At the centre of the watch, the seconds hand is set into the titanium tourbillon cage which revolves once a minute. The hour and minute hands seem to float above the movement: they are in red gold etched onto sapphire crystal. Bridges and plates are finished in chocolate brown PVD, with a sun-brushed texture, providing a chromatic contrast with the screws and wheels in red gold. The watch has a platinum oscillating weight.
The red gold case is 38.7 mm in diameter, so relatively small as a men’s watch but ideal for the wrists and tastes of customers from the Asian market, where presumably they will be going. The De Ville Central Tourbillon will be a limited edition of just eight pieces, available only in Omega boutiques, numbered on the caseband, with the watchmaker’s initials engraved on the back of the tourbillon mainplate. Brown leather strap with foldover clasp
The watch, reference 518.104.22.168.64.001, is powered by the co-axial Calibre 2635, an automatic movement providing 45 hours power reserve. It has COSC chronometer certification. The presentation box is also a leather watch winder. Price is somewhere in the order of €200,000.