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Omega DeVille Co-Axial Chronograph Luxury Watch Review

http://www.thewatchbox.com One glance at the spec sheet says it all: the Omega DeVille Co-Axial Chronograph is a loaded machine. In-house caliber 9300 movement. Co-Axial escapement. Silicon balance and hairspring. 60-hour power reserve. Completely amagnetic. The DeVille Co-Axial Chronograph launched in 2012 as the first of a new wave of Omega DeVille models to incorporate the new cal. 9300 chronograph. Based on the company's landmark 2007 cal. 8500 (the first purpose-designed Co-Axial movement since the system's 1999 debut), the caliber 9300 adds a chronograph to the 8500's manifold virtues. The DeVille is a stunner. Its 42mm stainless steel case combines alternate brushed and polished portions with an articulated lug construction that adds definition to the comparatively large watch body. 42mm is a bold size for a non-sports model, but the DeVille Co-Axial Chronograph wears its mass proportions with grace and ergonomic comfort. The DeVille's dial is a study in managed space. Omega employs a layered approach to keep the vast matte black dial engaging and refined. Different levels of dial and sundial, raised (applied) and polished Roman numerals, and a shallow channel divides the calibrations of the minute track from the hour race. The effect of each element is subtle, but the total effect is compelling; this thing is handsome. Below that artful dial is the main event. Omega's caliber 9300 chronograph brings the tech hard and heavy. Completely resistant to magnetism. Braced against shock with a full balance bridge and free-sprung escapement. Equipped with the still-exclusive George Daniels Co-Axial escapement. This chronograph is a generation ahead of the mechanical competition from Breitling and Rolex. And that's before mentioning its better-than-COSC Omega in-house timing tolerances. The hour hand can be adjusted independently of the minute hand for easy time zone jumps. Caliber 9300 is the total package, and twin mainspring barrels in series permit over 60 hours of autonomy between windings (and this one's an automatic). And here's the best part yet: Omega warrantees the cal 9300 models for four years. Having been purchased in May 2013, this Omega DeVille Co-Axial Chronograph is covered by factory warranty through May 2017. See this Omega DeVille Co-Axial Chronograph is available in outstanding condition from thewatchbox.com with full Omega factory accessories - original signed warranty card included. See it in high-resolution images on www.thewatchbox.com. Video and content by Tim Mosso.