Omega De Ville Trésor, now in Steel (Hands-On Pics)
Nostalgia for a vintage piece re-edited in steel and equipped with Omega's latest generation Master Chronometer movement.
Riding the vintage wave that has flooded the watch market of late, Omega revisits its 1949 Trésor gentlemen’s dress watch. Re-edited in stainless steel, the new De Ville Trésor model incorporates Omega’s Master Co-Axial Calibre 8910, with its COSC and Master Chronometer status certified by the Swiss Federal Institute of Metrology (METAS).
In 2014, the 1949 Trésor watch was given a second lease of life and became the muse of De Ville Trésor collection. The name Trésor, meaning treasure, referred to Omega’s legendary calibre 30, which was housed within the original model’s 37.5mm pink gold case. The De Ville Trésor collection of 2014 was presented in three different golds (Omega Sedna™ gold, 18k yellow and white gold) and equipped with the manual-winding, chronometry-certified Master Co-Axial Calibre 8511, with its high resistance to magnetic fields.
For 2019, Omega introduces a steel version of this handsome 3-hand and date dress watch. The polished 40mm case of the new Trésor features the curved lugs of the 2014 edition and has a slim profile of just 10.6mm.
The fashionable blue colour of the domed dial features a brass-stamped pattern for additional texture. The elongated applied indices and the polished hands (all in 18k white gold) are also slightly bent to follow the sloping edges of the dial and there is a date window at 6 o’clock. A box form scratch-resistant sapphire crystal protects the understated dial.
Master Co-Axial Calibre 8910
On the reverse side the movement, also protected under a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal is Omega’s Master Co-Axial Calibre 8910, an evolution of calibre 8511. A manual-winding movement, the calibre features a silicon balance spring, two barrels mounted in series for a 72-hour power reserve, and beats at a frequency of 25,200vph. The precision is certified twice, by the COSC and by the Swiss Federal Institute of Metrology (METAS). To become a Master Chronometer, the movement and the watch have reached the industry’s highest standard of precision, chronometric performance and magnetic resistance (15,000-gauss). Most of the movement is concealed behind three bridges decorated with Geneva stripes that emanate from the centre.
Available for the moment with a textured blue dial and a plain white dial, the De Ville Trésor comes on a leather strap and will retail for CHF 6,000. For more information, please visit the official website at omegawatches.com.
Nice, but I wish the hands were a bit more interesting.
The white-dialled version is just perfect. Hell I even like the date wheel! Bauhaus without making an issue of it.
Well done Omega. Aesthetic sophistication peaked in The Fifties. This from a man who wore a G-Shock to work today.
Always like the white gold version with the honeycomb dial. Are they discontinuing that?