A CELEBRATION IN OMEGA COLOURS
For the 125th anniversary of the famous Omega calibre, the Biel/Bienne-based brand has unveiled a new watch with a yellow-gold case enhanced by an Omega-red enamel dial!
125 years ago, in 1894, Louis-Paul and César, the two sons of the watchmaker Louis Brandt, launched a new calibre that was so revolutionary that they called it Omega, the last letter of the Greek alphabet and the symbol of accomplishment. For the occasion, they also renamed the watchmaking firm their father had founded in 1848. To celebrate this important step in its history, Omega has unveiled a new timepiece showing off the brand’s signature colour and capacity for innovation, both inside and out: the De Ville Trésor 125th Anniversary Edition.
The watch’s timeless appearance is set off by a dial in a deep red bordering on burgundy, a colour closely associated with the brand. This soft but intense tone comes from Grand Feu enamel on a convex ceramic dial. The hours, minutes and seconds are shown in the centre with a trio of stick-style hands made of yellow gold. They move around an hour rim featuring gold-coloured indices and a pearl-drop minute track.
The time information is managed by the calibre Omega Master Chronometer 8929, the brand’s first hand-wound movement to be given the METAS certification. This highly accurate mechanism is resistant to magnetic fields and provides a power reserve of 72 hours. It is housed in an elegant, 40mm-wide yellow-gold case, with the right size and finesse to be worn by either men or women. On the back of this precious timepiece is a special medallion made of red enamel and surrounded by a form of engraving called damaskeeing, with curls and curves that were once all the rage in the US.
The De Ville Trésor 125th Anniversary Edition is worn with an alligator-leather strap matching the dial and tone-on-tone stitching, along with a yellow-gold tang buckle.
Price: 17,800 CHF omegawatches.com
By Sharmila Bertin