MOVEMENT: Manual Mechanical
CASE DIAMETER: 34mm
Initially used to describe a Seamaster model with monocoque case (a case that cannot be opened from the back, but rather by removing the bezel and glass), the De Ville became a line of watches in its own right in 1967.
This piece is an exceptionally rare example number 10 of 10. The Prestige model was initially released in 1995 at the Basel World Fair, in a series of only 50 pieces in platinum and 100 pieces in yellow gold.
- The Huygens spacecraft lands on Titan, the largest moon of Saturn.
- Pope John Paul II dies; over 4 million people travel to the Vatican to mourn him. Pope Benedict XVI succeeds him on April 19, becoming the 265th pope.
- Charles, Prince of Wales marries Camilla Parker Bowles in a civil ceremony at Windsor's Guildhall. Camilla acquires the title Duchess of Cornwall.