Omega De Ville Tresor: Understated Classic

The De Ville name goes back to the 1960s when the family of that name took control of Omega.

Now I have a lot of time for an Omega De Ville because the classic gents models with the 550/565 movements are incredibly reliable. Many have clocked up over 50 years of timekeeping. The De Ville champagne dials tend to be understated too, bit plain you might say, but they did the job.

OK, move on into the 21st century and the De Ville has a see-thru caseback, so the Co-Axial movement can be viewed and appreciated.

It’s a bigger watch, but still has the 60s style sub-second dial. Very plain blue or dark bottle green dial colours too.

Because you get some 18K gold in the case, the price is a bit stiff at £15,000 for the green one. Pass on that, the gold content isn’t worth the extra over the standard £6,290 for the stainless steel model. Blue always carries its resale value betetr too.

Here’s the word from Omega;

This model has a polished 40 mm stainless steel case, which is presented on a blue leather strap. The domed blue dial includes a Small Seconds display at 6H, along with hands and domed indexes in 18K white gold.

Inside, this De Ville Trésor is powered by the OMEGA Co-Axial Master Chronometer Calibre 8926 and is certified at the industry’s highest standard of precision, chronometric performance and magnetic resistance.

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