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History of the Omega Deville Replica Watches Perpetual Calendar Chronograph

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Perhaps the most inventive indication was found at 6 o’clock which provided a reading for both the date and the phase of the moon in a half moon shaped space across the upper half of this subdial. The entire dial was made from grand feu enamel as were the discs for the day and month and as well as the moon phase indicator. The subdials which were sunken were also made from seperate pieces of enamel. The now famous indexes consisted of a full host of applied Arabic indexes minus 3,6 and 9 which were occupied by subdials. The 5 and 7 indexes were replaced with applied dot markers to provide more breathing room for the display at ‘6’.

The movement powering the Rolex Yacht-Master Replica 1518 was the famous Valjoux Caliber 13, which also powered the brand’s famous reference 130, its first serially produced wristwatch chronograph. However the addition of the perpetual calendar module was performed by Victorin Piguet. A total of 281 watches were made and famous owners included King Farouk of Egypt, the King of Jordan and the fabled watch collector Henry Graves.

Movement driving the ref. 1518

One of only four steel Omega Deville fake Watches ref. 1518s that is publicly known today to have been completed

The watch was made in yellow and rose gold with a small handful of four incredibly valuable steel watches which are chronicled in our friend John Goldberger’s book on Steel Omega Deville Replica Watches watches. But the steel watches are conceivably not the rarest 1518’s around. In 1942 it was said that Patek made three very special two-tone watches in steel and rose gold. For many years it was believed, now proven erroneously, that one of these two-tone watches was the property of King Michael I of Romania; however a closer examination of a 2017 color photo of the monarch wearing his 1518 reveals it to be a full gold model.