BY JOVAN KRSTEVSKI
Omega seems to be keen on ending 2020 on a dressy note. After recently adding some new variations to its classic De Ville Prestige collection, the Swiss brand is now expanding its De Ville Tresor collection with two new elegant watches. Featuring blue gradient dials, the new Omega De Ville Tresor Orbis watches celebrate Omega’s continued support to Orbis, a non-profit organization, that focuses on the treatment of blinding eye diseases.
Founded in 1982 Orbis is an international charitable organization that is committed to preventing blindness and blinding eye diseases in developing countries through hands-on training, public health education, and local partnerships. Since its inception, Orbis has provided optical care to more than 23.2 million people in 92 countries. Omega’s association with Orbis dates to 2011 and the Beil based brand has now released two watches to pay a tribute to this association.
The highlight of the new De Ville Tresor Orbis duo is the stunning blue sunburst domed dial. The shade of blue looks spot on and what adds to the visual interest is the gradient effect that shifts from a light blue hue to an almost dark shade of black towards the outer periphery. The layout remains identical to the regular Tresor watches with curved applied white gold markings and hands, a printed minute track, and a date window at 6. However, there are few noteworthy changes as well that are exclusive to these new watches only. Firstly, the second’s hand is painted in sky-blue, the official color of Orbis. Secondly, the 8 on the date has been replaced with the picture of a Teddy bear as a nod to the soft toy that Omega gives every young patient undergoing Orbis treatment.
Both watches come equipped with a well-proportioned 40mm stainless-steel case. The one major differentiating factor here is the bezel. While one variant features a smooth bezel, the other one comes with a diamond-studded bezel to offer some added extravagance. Turing the watch over reveals the hand-wound calibre 8511 that powers this watch. The movement offers the latest cutting-edge tech that includes a 60-hour power reserve, magnetic resistance up to 15,000 gauss, and a silicon balance spring. The movement is also beautifully decorated with a nicely machined Arabesque pattern, blackened screws, and a red gold balance bridge.
The new Omega De Ville Tresor watches come attached to a blue alligator strap. The diamond-studded variant wound cost EUR 11,600 whereas the smooth bezel variant is priced at EUR 6,400.
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