Written by: Krystal Esquillo
High fashion meets exceptional machinery in the Omega De Ville Ladymatic 418.104.22.168.55.002. This innovative creation is an answer to women’s increasing desire to own a timepiece that is as impressive on the inside as it is on the outside.
Omega originally released the Ladymatic in 1955. At that time the watch’s significance was twofold: it was one of Omega’s first self-winding watches specifically targeted to women and it marked the smallest automatic movement the brand had ever made.
A 2010 revival of the inventive collection combined Omega’s touted Co-Axial technology with a chic, elegant design. The Ladymatic re-launch also elected the line’s official spokesperson, Nicole Kidman. The Oscar-winning actress endorses Omega’s ability to recognize that women are as interested in quality as men are. As the line’s Ambassador, Kidman believes the new Ladymatic perfectly addresses women’s interest in timekeeping performance.
The heart of the impressive inner-workings of this timepiece is the Omega Co-Axial caliber 8521. The Co-Axial escapement and exclusive silicon balance spring contribute to the precision and durability of the self-winding movement. As a COSC-certified chronometer, this watch further demonstrates its superior timekeeping capabilities. Additionally, the Ladymatic reduces winding time by automatically winding in both directions and has a power reserve of 50 hours. The scratch-resistant sapphire covers the dial and transparent case back, exhibiting the movement’s exclusive, lavish finish: Geneva waves in arabesque.
Impeccably designed, the Omega De Ville Ladymatic 422.214.171.124.55.002 easily appeals to a woman’s fashionable side. Most alluring are the diamond accents and stunning white mother-of-pearl dial. A halo of sparkling, snow-set diamonds adorns the bezel while 11 gold-mounted diamond indicators circle the dial, accompanied by a polished date window at the 3 o’clock position. A swirling supernova pattern spirals from the center, where a pair of golden, alpha-shaped hands rest. With a Super-LumiNova coating, the Ladymatic watch hands are sure to be beautifully luminous even in the dark.
The titanium inner casebody rests in an 18-carat yellow gold case and the matching metal bracelet secures with a butterfly clasp. And finally, the screw-in crown set with a lustrous diamond completes the accessory, its self-locking feature enabling a water resistance of 100 meters.
– 34 mm case diameter
– COSC Certified chronometer
– Diamond-set screw-in crown
– 18-carat yellow gold case and bracelet
– Mother-of-pearl dial
– Snow-set diamond-paved bezel
– Anti-reflective, scratch-resistant sapphire crystal
– Transparent case back
– Omega Caliber 8521
– Water resistant to 100 meters
– 50 hours power reserve
If this particular design doesn’t fit your fashion sense, there are dozens of other combinations in the Ladymatic collection. If you’d like a slightly less dressy watch for half the price, a fitting alternative is the polished bezel model with a leather alligator strap. Omega’s interplay of the different metals, colors, dials, embellishments and bracelets make it easy for you to find a model that precisely fits your style, from simple to stately and everything in between.
Omega has successfully reinvented their product in a way that provides an essential upgrade, yet still maintains the original qualities that people originally adored. The Omega De Ville Ladymatic 4126.96.36.199.55.002 is a modern, stylish watch for today’s fashionable woman.