With the Olympic Games due to commence on July 23, Tokyo has asked for an extension to its state of emergency until May 31. Omega’s Tokyo 2020 commemorative Planet Ocean 600M, Diver 300M, and Aqua Terra 150M may end up being more collectible if the Games do not eventuate, but meanwhile, there are other ‘un-dated’ 2021 releases from the brand that are worth looking at.
The De Ville Trésor might not get the same kind of attention as the Speedmaster or Seamaster, but it sits quietly within Omega’s collections, focusing on the combination of movement and a simple traditional dress watch aesthetic.
Omega is updating and expanding its dressy De Ville Trésor line by adding a small seconds display at 6 o’clock, with some models having an additional power reserve indicator at 12 o’clock. The ones with the two sub dials means that the Omega logo has shifted to 3 o’clock and the ‘Master Chronometer’ is at 9 o’clock.
The watches are all powered by a manual-winding Co-Axial Master Chronometer Calibre – either the 8926/8927 or 8934/8935.
First up, the De Ville Trésor Co-Axial Master Chronometer Small Seconds. It is coming in five launch models, all in 40mm sized cases, in either stainless steel, yellow gold, or Omega’s proprietary Sedna™ gold. The dials are grey, silver, blue, green, or a deep burgundy red. One stainless steel model, with a silver dial, also has a bezel with 72 full-cut diamonds.
Inside is the in-house Calibre 8926, which beats at 25,200 VPH and has a power reserve of 72 hours. It has rhodium-plated finishing and Geneva waves in arabesque.
The De Ville Trésor Power Reserve Co-Axial Master Chronometer Power Reserve, to give it its full name, comes in a 40mm-sized case also in three metal options and five variants – stainless steel, yellow gold, or Sedna™ gold. Their dials are either (two-toned) silver, black, blue, green, or a deep burgundy red, this final model sporting a bezel with 72 diamonds.
Inside the Power Reserve model is the manually-wound Calibre 8935, which beats at 25,200 VPH and has a power reserve of 72 hours. The stainless steel models have rhodium-plated finishing and Geneva waves in arabesque. The yellow gold and Sedna™ models have an 18K Sedna™ gold balance bridge with Geneva waves in arabesque.
These will all be available from September 2021 and their RRPs are as follows.
For the Small Seconds model:
Ref. 4184.108.40.206.06.001 (stainless steel, grey dial) – AU$7,050
Ref. 4220.127.116.11.03.002 (stainless steel, blue dial) – AU$7,050
Ref. 418.104.22.168.02.002 (stainless steel, silver dial, diamond bezel) – AU$12,300
Ref. 422.214.171.124.10.001 (yellow gold, green dial) – AU$16,900
Ref. 4126.96.36.199.11.002 (Sedna™ gold, burgundy dial) – AU$16,900
For the Power Reserve model:
Ref. 4188.8.131.52.06.001 (stainless steel, two-toned silver dial) – AU$7,600
Ref. 4184.108.40.206.01.001 (stainless steel, black dial) – AU$7,600
Ref. 4220.127.116.11.11.001 (stainless steel, burgundy dial, diamond bezel) – A$12,900
Ref. 418.104.22.168.02.001 (yellow gold, silver dial) – A$17,500
Ref. 422.214.171.124.03.001 (Sedna™ gold, blue dial) – A$17,500
The new De Ville Trésor Small Seconds and Power Reserve are elegant good-looking old school dress watches brought up to date. These are for those who love classics, and tha they use manually-wound movements designed especially for them, is part of their appeal.
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