Treasures in Gold: Omega Expands De Ville Trésor Collection with Duo of Gold Watches

As part of its 2021 releases unveiled this past week, Swiss watchmaker Omega has expanded its formal-focused De Ville Trésor collection with two new gold models. The De Ville Trésor Power Reserve and Small Seconds are built upon the classic 40-mm design of the series, the look of which we last saw updated as part of a limited-edition, charitable release last December. Like all other watches in the Trésor collection (the name comes from the French word for “treasure”), these latest models continue a legacy, and a vintage look, first established in 1949.

De Ville Trésor Power Reserve

Leading the duo is the De Ville Trésor Power Reserve, a yellow-gold watch featuring (as its name indicates) a power-reserve indicator on the dial. The 18k yellow-gold case is 40 mm in diameter and 10.07 mm thick, with polished finishing throughout, shortened lugs, and a tight-fitting, signed crown.

The vintage-influenced, box-shaped sapphire crystal covers a textured, silvery dial, slightly domed and hosting a relatively simple configuration. Like the case, each of the applied hour markers are in 18k yellow gold, as are the stick-style hands for the two subdials and the central hour and minute hands. Both subdials are slightly indented and engine-turned, with the upper register being used to track the power reserve and the bottom, to count the running seconds.

Inside the Power Reserve model is the Omega Co-Axial Master Chronometer Caliber 8935, a manually-wound movement capable of a 72-hour power reserve. Among its other features, the caliber also hosts a magnetic resistance to 15,000 gauss, a silicon balance spring, a co-axial escapement, and a dual barrel system, all of which work together to provide exceptional performance and efficiency over time and in any conditions. The movement is visible via a sapphire caseback, displaying luxurious finishing like an 18k Sedna gold balance bridge, rhodium-plated surfaces, Geneva waves, and blackened screws.

Lens Position: 3988

De Ville Trésor Small Seconds

The second watch as part of the dual release is the De Ville Trésor Small Seconds, a new time only model featuring a rose-gold case and deep red dial. Its case is the same in design and dimensions as the Power Reserve, the obvious difference being the case constructed in 18k Sedna gold, rather than the yellow gold of its sibling.

On the domed, burgundy-lacquered sunray dial, we find another classical configuration. Like the Power Reserve, the Small Seconds features simple stick-style hands and long, thin hour markers; on this model, however, there is only a single subdial, at 6 o’clock, used to display the running rather than the remaining power reserve.

Behind the exhibition caseback of the Small Seconds model ticks the Omega Co-Axial Master Chronometer Caliber 8927. This manually wound movement is very similar in terms of specs and appearance to the Caliber 8935, and like that movement also features chronometer-rated performance and a 72-hour power reserve.

Pricing and Availability

Both the De Ville Trésor Power Reserve and De Ville Trésor Small Seconds will be available for purchase starting in September 2021, with the Power Reserve marked at $17,500 and the Small Seconds priced just below it, at $16,900.

To learn more, you can visit Omega’s website, here.

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