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OMEGA DE VILLE X-2 Co-AXIAL CHRONOGRAPH




The Handsome De Ville X2 Co-Axial Incorporates Chronograph Functions


OMEGA’s superlative De Ville line is proud to announce the release of its latest X2 Co-Axial Chronograph: an exciting newcomer that follows in the steps of its successful square-shaped predecessor featuring the incorporation of chronograph functions. This happy marriage of X2 aesthetics and De Ville Chronoscope mechanics is a sight to behold. Adopting the bold design cues from the 1951 Cosmic that was re-launched as a limited edition Museum Piece, the self-winding X2 is presented in an enlarged 18-carat red gold or stainless steel case that houses the handsome dial with its retro feel and oversized features. Powering the heart of this formidable chronograph is OMEGA’s exclusive Calibre 3202 in this winning rendition of sporting performance and imposing presence.

Designers at OMEGA have enlarged the size of the X2 by two millimeters to house the new movement in a very conspicuous square-shaped case. Measuring 37 mm x 37 mm, the new X2 Co-Axial Chronograph is available in two versions: in opulent brushed and polished 18-carat red gold or sleek stainless steel.

In order to manipulate the chronograph functions, the polished symmetric rectangular pushers, reminiscent of ingots, have been placed on either side of the crown. The bezel on the 18-carat red gold model, in contrast to the lugs, has been vertically brushed. The craftsmanship is all too apparent in this superior timepiece made patent in the care that has gone into the smallest details such as the facetted triangular-shaped lugs that have been brushed and polished in keeping with the case. The luxury finish of the watch is protected by the screwed caseback that has a slight curve to sit on the wrist and has been vertically brushed and stamped with the De Ville medallion, and engraved with the words “X2” and “Co-Axial Escapement”.

The eye-catching dial of the chronograph showcases the audaciously large Roman X2 juxtaposed with Arabic numerals featured on the sub dials that lend the watch its name. The lustrous black-brown dial, achieved through a PVD (physical vapour deposition) on the red gold watch has benefited from the same technology to create the dial of its close family member, the De Ville Chronoscope. In keeping with the aesthetics of the stainless steel model, the dial is available in contrasting black or cool silver.

Like the former X2 model, the new X2 features a white painted Railway minute track with elongated white indices but, in a departure from its predecessor, the 8 hour indexes have been facetted and applied in 18-carat red gold for heightened contrast. In the case of the stainless steel model, the hour indexes have been facetted, applied and plated with rhodium or ruthenium.

The chronograph sub dials are the same as those featured on the prestigious De Ville Co-Axial Chronoscope with a 30-minute recorder set at 3 o’clock, an ingenious 12-hour counter with a double arc window set at 6 o’clock and a continuous seconds counter at 9 o’clock. The highly visible and legible counters feature applied Arabic numerals for precision chronograph readings and have a rhodium plated central chronograph and counter hands. In pride of place, the applied OMEGA logo and company name sits just under the imposing X2 at 12 o’clock.

To ensure accurate reading in even the most compromising light conditions, the Alpha hour and minute hands of the new X2 Co-Axial Chronograph have been coated with SuperLuminova. Exemplary of the level of detail, the hands on the 18-carat red gold model have been fashioned in the noble metal and polished and facetted. Those on the stainless steel watch are polished and facetted in plated rhodium or ruthenium. A domed scratch-resistant sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment on both sides protects the precious dial.

Fitted with an exclusive Calibre 3202, the self-winding chronograph benefits from OMEGA’s revolutionary and proprietary Co-Axial Escapement technology, a column wheel mechanism and a free sprung balance. The Co-Axial Escapement considerably reduces sliding friction in the escapement and offers improved long-term reliability and accuracy. It represents one of the most important advances in watch making over the last 250 years and was first introduced in OMEGA’s De Ville range. Column-wheel chronographs are widely recognized as the finest movements available and the column-wheel system is designed to ensure a smooth start to the sweep of the seconds hand. It also provides precision stop and reset functions that do not interfere with the main timekeeping function of the watch when the chronograph is activated. The OMEGA free sprung-balance is used in conjunction with the Co-Axial Escapement and is far less sensitive to shock-deformations. The regulating stability is thus improved and guaranteed over time.

With its official Swiss chronometer-testing institute certification (COSC) for accuracy and reliability, a 52-hour power reserve and water resistant to 50 m, this X2 Co-Axial Chronograph is presented with an elegant and fully integrated alligator leather strap. Available in brown alligator with black stitching, black alligator or a distressed brown-beige alligator strap, all three models have a brushed foldover clasp to match the metal of your choice.




Pictures and Text - omegawatches.com



The De Ville X-2 Co-Axial Chronograph was released on December 3 2007



Y'all have a nice weekend



ZIN




 

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Truly stunning Zin :001_tt1::001_tt1::001_tt1:

However, I shudder to think what this beauty retails at in Red Gold.

Any idea buddy?
 

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I've used all of my watch buying tokens up now for some time to come.

Not sure I'd be happy to fork out over eight and a half grand on one even so. Maybe another four or five though.:biggrin:
 

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Sorry to hear about the tokens but that'll probably make some of these things even better to look forward to. Trouble is some of them may need more tokens by then ..... :001_rolleyes:


Be seein' ya


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The watch looks nice, but I'm still not sure about the mix of Roman and Arabic numerals ..

Aside from that, I always wondered, where do you get your pictures from Houston ? Do you have an press account on their website, or do your pictures and come from another website that sources from Omega ?
 

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Hi There Mr SLife

Yes I do have press accreditation with Omega hence the press releases you may have seen over time and as you say the pictures and other material.

Hope you enjoy them my friend :001_smile:


Be well now


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I have to admit, I am not a fan of the watch. The X2 is bigger than the dials, and the watch itself is just way to busy in a compact design. Nice pic though.
 

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I'm warming to this watch. It reminds me of many an item regarded in the realm of haute horology and indicates to me the wide range of designs and engineering Omega is capable of. Not too wild about the price though :001_rolleyes:


Be well pals


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A very nice watch indeed. The pushers are very discreet too.
However it reminds me of those adverts for Cadburys drinking Chocolate from the 80's. The one with the square cup!
 

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Feeling hungry Fergie?

:biggrin::biggrin::biggrin:

Haven't seen you in a while pal. Hope all is well


Be well now


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All's well thanks. I'm just taking advantage of some late nights while I can. I start work again on the 14th. I've been doing some research into a new pet I'm getting soon and been busy browsing and asking questions on a forum for that type of creature. Think James Bond and Indiana Jones and you may have a clue what I'm referring to :scared:

Anyway, just popping off to bed now. Where I can dream of Chronographs and Chronometers I would love to own.
 

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I'm guessing it's snake Fergie.

No wonder you're having to do some reserve. They're not habitants to Scunthorpe normally, are they?
 

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I believe there are adders in Lincolnshire which is closer to you guys than us down south :biggrin::biggrin::biggrin:


Be well now pals


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