De Ville Trésor

Omega Updates Its Classic Dress Watch With a Killer Movement


May 21, 2019 Watches By

Omega’s current De Ville Tresor line of dress watches haven’t changed much visually from many of the watches featuring similar names made decades ago. That is exactly what many people like about them, but Omega has updated them in a number of other ways. At 40mm wide, these are at average size of most men’s watches today, but larger than many of their now-vintage Omega predecessors. More importantly, they are produced with totally modern materials and techniques, including the METAS-certified co-axial movement in this new De Ville Tresor for 2019.

The shimmering case back view of Omega’s in-house movements lets you know there’s something a little special going on. The manually wound Master Co-Axial 8910 movement (“8929” when it has a “Sedna” gold balance bridge) is beautifully finished, with a power reserve of 72 hours via two barrels, and it’s certified by the Swiss Federal Institute of Metrology (METAS) for an accuracy of 0/+5 seconds per day and is antimagnetic to 15,000 gauss (among other criteria). All this is in addition to being tested by COSC to chronometer standards. The De Ville Tresor watches are handsome, but these excellent movements add a lot to their value.

Another difference from historical Omega De Ville watches is that modern versions are more aimed at collectors in terms of price. In steel on a leather strap, prices for the Omega De Ville Trésor start at $6,500 and go up from there, with options for diamonds and precious metals.

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Hamilton Intra-Matic Watch ($561)
Rolex Oyster Perpetual 116000 Watch ($5,295)
Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Control Date Watch ($6,350)
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