Earlier this year WatchPro unveiled its Watches of the Year 2012 – the 10 winning timepieces and 90 highly commended watches that we felt boasted commercial appeal, innovation and had wowed consumers and retailers alike over the past 12 months.
Highly commended in the Classic Watch of the Year category was the Omega De Ville Chronograph Co-Axial Calibre 9301.
The DeVille collection debuted in 1999 with its Co-Axial escapement and has since produced a number of striking timepieces.
For 2012 the brand has utilised the trend for the hue of blue to make a punchy, luxurious-looking watch.
The De Ville Chronograph Co-Axial calibre 9301 carries on the line’s technological appeal and is equipped with Omega’s Si14 silicon balance spring and an 18ct gold rotor and balance bridge.
As a watch with two time zones, the hour hand can be adjusted without affecting the minutes or seconds, while the dial has two chronograph sub-dials, 18ct gold diamond-polished hands and classic Roman numeral indices.
The De Ville’s 42mm rose gold case adds to the classic appeal of the timepiece, which is COSC certified and has an added element of luxury delivered by its blue alligator strap.
A definite modern classic.
To see a digital version of the WatchPro Watches of the Year 2012 issue, which was published in June, click here.