Baselworld 2014: Omega De Ville Trésor with New Antimagnetic Movement

Omega De Ville Tresor - frontAlong with its new Speedmaster Professional and Speedmaster Mark II watches, Omega also unveiled at Baselworld 2014 an elegant men’s model, the Omega De Ville Tresor, which is an update of a vintage Omega watch from 1949 and contains the brand’s new Master Co-Axial Caliber 8511, designed for maximum resistance to magnetic fields.

The original Omega De Ville Trésor (French for “treasure”), released nearly 50 years ago, was characterized by its thin, classical gold case and contained a 30-mm Omega movement. The new model harks back to that watch’s retro design but upgrades the interior substantially by outfitting it with one of the most advanced Co-Axial movements that the brand has produced. Omega Master Co-Axial Caliber 8511 is a manual-winding movement that includes a time zone function, an 18k rose gold balance bridge, a Si14 silicon balance spring, and, of course, Omega’s hallmark three-level co-axial escapement. The movement is also a COSC-certified chronometer and, most notably, features Omega’s exclusive anti-magnetic technology, which enables the watch to resist magnetic fields greater than 15,000 gauss (a technology that debuted to great fanfare in an Omega Seamaster watch last year).

Omega De Ville Tresor - front

Omega DeVille Tresor - recliningThe case — available in yellow gold, white gold, or Omega’s proprietary Sedna gold (more on which here) — measures 40 mm in diameter and has a box-form scratch-resistant sapphire crystal over the silvery opaline dial. The dial is domed and is decorated with a vintage Clou de Paris pattern. The hands and hour markers are made of 18k gold; the hour and minute hands are arched to complement the curvature of the dial and crystal. Another domed sapphire crystal can be found in the back of the case, providing a view of the movement. The polished caseback also sports the engraved words “ANTI-MAGNETIC,” “15,000 GAUSS,” and “Si14.” The Omega De Ville Tresor is water-resistant to 30 meters and comes on a black or brown leather strap with polished 18k gold buckle. Prices are $13,800 for the yellow-gold and Sedna-gold models and $15,000 for the white-gold version. All come with a four-year warranty.

Omega De Ville Tresor - close-up

Omega De Ville Tresor - side
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  1. I do not understand the “time zone function”, can you please explain?

    • John Hardie

      This allows you to move the hour hand without affecting the minutes and seconds, very convenient when you travel across a time zone boundary. GMT watches usually have this feature, but it is being found on more and more normal (i.e. 3 handed) watches as well in recent years.

      • MrTissot

        Yes it is a great feature if you don’t mind losing the quick set date function.

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