While numerous Omega fans are getting a charge out of the dispatch of the men’s Olympic-themed watches, a mission featuring Kaia Gerber is underway to draw in recent college grads to the new De Ville Trésor Ladies Collection. Kaia, girl of veteran Omega minister Cindy Crawford, was enlisted in 2017 as the substance of the “up and coming age of watch fans”.
Kaia’s Choice: De Ville Trésor
Surprisingly complex and audaciously ladylike, the new De Ville Trésor Ladies Collection is described by thin, smoothed out cases, larger than average Roman numerals and jewel set bezels. Introduced in 36mm and 39mm case sizes, in either hardened steel or Omega’s restrictive 18k Sedna pink gold, this isn’t your shimmering little mixed drink watch.
The liberal case sizes of 36mm and 39mm exude presence and character, as do the prolonged Roman numerals that stretch strongly towards the focal point of the dial. The triumphant coordination of marginally manly characteristics – like the huge case size and calm dial – stay away from the watch wandering into cutesy, nostalgic territory.
Thin is in
In Omega’s powerful book “A Journey through Time” we discover that the De Ville family was brought into the world in 1960 and was an immediate descendant of the Seamaster, a line of watches eminent for their one-piece case that must be opened by means of the bezel. The idea behind this bizarre strategy for getting to the development “provided opportunity to design models that combined the slender refinement of a dress watch with the advantages of strong water-resistance”.
The one remarkable component that has streamed down to the new De Ville Trésor collection is the “slender refinement” and the cases brag lean profiles estimating simply 8.85mm thick for the 36mm models and 9.75mm for the 39mm sisters.
An hourglass figure and other ladylike traits
The tallness of the case may be thin, however this watch has bends. The ebb and flow of the case and hauls is especially engaging and the column of pavé-set jewels on one or the other side of the bezel upgrades its hourglass figure. Rather than simply embellishing the bezel with shimmering jewels, the tightened setting of the precious stones draws the eye towards the well proportioned shapes of the watch.
Another ladylike touch is the red fluid artistic supplement formed like a bloom on the crown with a jewel in its middle. The tips of the stylised Roman numerals, which are either embellished or moved on the dial, gather to make an ideal circle in the focal point of the dial and are perused by thin, tightened hands. The shut case back has likewise been decorated with an eight-petalled botanical theme and a reflected surface. Apparently designed to appreciate yourself, the reasonableness of a mirror on the rear of a watch is questionable.
A quartz movement
The first De Ville Trésor of 1949 was initially a men’s watch albeit the ‘treasure’ had nothing to do with valuable metal or jewels. The fortune alluded to the amazing Omega 30mm type housed in its slender case. Designed by Henri Kneuss in 1939, the 30mm type with “its uncommon dependability, its fine managing execution, its heartiness and simplicity of upkeep,” would become, “a benchmark in the historical backdrop of watchmaking for a fourth of a century, from 1939 to 1963.”
It is bizarre at that point to see that the new ladies’ De Ville Trésor watches have discarded a thin mechanical development for a quartz development. Fitted with Omega’s type 4061 quartz development, the decision was no uncertainty roused to contain costs and to interest young ladies who need the look and feel of a trustworthy brand on the wrist without the problem of winding a watch.
Since decision is the usable word in watchmaking today, nine minor departure from the topic are accessible. Notwithstanding picking the metal of the case, an elegant range of dial tones – going from an appealing beige earthy colored to iridescent mother-of-pearl and lacquered opaline – is proposed alongside coordinating lashes in one or the other texture or cowhide. Costs start at CHF 4,100 for a treated steel model and arrive at CHF 8,000 for a 18k Sedna gold model. More details on omegawatches.com .