The word trésor, which means “treasure” in French, is the name of Omega’s new line of women’s watches. In fact, the sub-collections of the De Ville family are not new in name, but they are new to Omega in other ways. Omega’s De VilleTrésor women’s watches are available in several sizes and styles, featuring different case materials, dial colors and straps. All include diamonds, but the stainless steel option helps make the price more reasonable for a wider audience.
The name Trésor seems like a completely natural and appropriate name when applied to women’s watches, but the Omega De VilleTrésor has been a slightly overlooked limited edition men’s watch since 2014. Women’s watches have also been added, but in the same traditional vintage style as the men’s version. Omega explains that before the De VilleTrésor came out in 2014, the term was originally used in the company’s 1949 watches for the movement – the “treasure” inside, I suppose. Ironically, the quartz movement in the new Omega De VilleTrésor Ladies’ watch is not really emphasized or special. On the other hand, the 2014 Omega De VilleTrésor does feature the impressive Omega Master Co-Axial Chronometer (or as it’s called today) movement.
The 2017 Omega De VilleTrésor uses the 4061 caliber quartz movement found in several Omega ladies watches in order to make it slim, narrow, quartz precise and hassle-free. It has 48 months of battery life and a “red Omega logo with rhodium-plated components and circular graining” – though you won’t see it often, as this Omega De VilleTrésor has a sturdy caseback with a mirror and laser. Etched floral motif.
The round case, available in 39mm (9.75mm thick) or 36mm (8.85mm thick) versions, is available in polished steel or 18k Sedna gold, as well as a range of dial colours – for now, the Sedna gold version is only available in 36mm. the flowing diamond shapes on the opposite corners of the case, as well as the slender Roman numerals and slender hands, make up the OMEGA De Ville. The overall look of the VilleTrésor women’s watch, but details such as the red “liquid ceramic” flower on the crown and, at least in my opinion, the diamond in the middle make the design more refined and satisfying. Omega says that the crown is polished with “HyCeram” to make it more “lustrous”.
Some of the design elements here may seem familiar or reminiscent of some other women’s watches. However, in its steel case, the Omega De VilleTrésor is much cheaper than the Piaget Limelight Gala, with similar visual swirls of diamonds in the asymmetrical lugs and set in a precious metal case. Is it me or does some watch or brand already claim that almost every conceivable shape, font, etc., makes other uses of similar things look unoriginal? Does Cartier, for example, “own” the Roman numerals? Well, I guess so.