Omega has uncovered their most recent watch made on the side of Orbis, a global non-benefit whose mission is to decrease preventable visual impairment in the least fortunate pieces of the world. The new watch (really, a couple of watches) takes the De Ville Tresor as a beginning stage and adds some somewhat unobtrusive design twists to make this something exceptional. Let’s take a nearer look.
The De Ville Tresor is among the most proper watches in Omega’s colossal assortment, and at 40mm these new Tresors strike a modern dress watch tone in their measuring and execution. So many of Omega’s center models are famous games watches, it’s not regularly that we consider them creators of more customary dress pieces, however the Tresor is a decent reminder that they’re perhaps the greatest brand on the planet in light of current circumstances, and can do pretty much anything. The Tresor (and surely these watches specifically) have an extremely clear refinement, and advantage from a similar specialized skill that goes into the creation of Omega’s most tech forward Speedmasters and Seamasters.
These new Tresors both component a similar slope blue dial however have distinctive bezel choices. One is a perfect, cleaned hardened steel bezel, and the other has been set with precious stones. We don’t frequently cover precious stone and diamond set watches on Worn & Wound, however this delivery gives us a decent pardon to talk about the allure of such a watch, as it’s matched with another piece that’s somewhat less blingy. Precious stones, obviously, are not for each taste, but rather a top notch jewel setting is something significant to observe from an unadulterated stylish and art perspective. The way that this Tresor is a 40mm watch (and probably focused to men) is a to some degree fascinating and unquestionably welcome development. Precious stones have been springing up in men’s looks for quite a long time, obviously, however generally in a marginally more unobtrusive way (think jewel markers on a Datejust, for instance). It’s amusing to see Omega flexing somewhat here, and helps me a little to remember last year’s first Speedmaster with a 321 development – you’ll recall that one was in platinum, with white gold markers and shooting star subdials. Omega will in general do intriguing, unforeseen, things with valuable metals and stones, and I think that’s valid with this watch as well.
The Orbis connection can be discovered just once each month on these watches, as a picture of a stuffed teddy bear replacing the “8” on the date show at 6:00. The bear is in similar light blue tone as the seconds hand, which provides a pleasant difference against the hazier tones of the dial. A stuffed teddy bear has become a mark blessing from Omega to adolescent patients who get Orbis care, and is really an instrument utilized by specialists to disclose the medical procedure to their patients.
Both watches are fueled by Omega’s hand wound Caliber 8511, highlighting a red gold equilibrium connect, which is normally all in plain view through a display caseback. Type 8511 highlights the co-pivotal escapement that is presently common to pretty much every Omega item, and fitting a hand twisted development to what exactly is basically a formal, modern dress watch feels like the correct decision to keep it as slender as could really be expected.
No evaluating data is accessible on the two new De Ville Tresors seen here presently, yet head to Omega’s site ( they have a dedicated area devoted to their Orbis association ) for more information as it becomes accessible.