Every watchmaker has their charity of choice, whether that’s environmental, cultural or, in the case of Omega, life-critical. Since 2011 the Swiss makers of the moonwatch have been supporting flying-focused eye hospital Orbis with some particularly lovely editions in the charity’s signature blue. Now they’ve launched a pair of new additions and they are beauties.
The DeVille Trésor Orbis models are pretty simple in concept. They’ve taken the elegant base model with its 40mm steel case and given each the same blue makeover.
The difference between them is the bezel. One is available in uninterrupted stainless steel, the other set with diamonds. Personally, I prefer the plain metal and not because I’m against diamonds. There’s something aesthetically satisfying about the smooth metal combined with the soft curve of the dial.
The final touch to the watches is the date window where on the 8th of every month you’ll see a Teddy bear. No, Omega isn’t riffing on the popular Oris mascot. It represents the cuddly toys given by Orbis to children about to undergo eye surgery and here is in an unmissable bright blue – the same blue as the second hand.
Equipped with Omega’s own calibre 8511 calibre automatic movement with its 60-hour power reserve and exceptional finishing.
The new Trésor models aren’t ground-breaking by any stretch of the imagination, but they are undeniably handsome watches that help a good cause. In short, what’s not to like?
Price & Specs:
Model: Omega DeVille Trésor Master Co‑axial Chronometer
Ref: 4188.8.131.52.03.001 (no diamonds)
4184.108.40.206.03.001 (with diamonds)
Case/Dial: 40mm diameter, stainless steel, domed gradient blue dial with polished hands and applied domed indexes in 18K white gold
Water Resistance: 30m (3 bar)
Movement: In-house Omega Calibre 8511, hand-wound, 39 jewels
Frequency: 25,200 vph (3.5 Hz)
Power Reserve: 60h
Functions: Hours, minutes, seconds, date (with a Teddy Bear for the number 8)
Strap: Blue leather
Price/Availability: £5,560 (no diamonds), £10,100 (with diamonds)
More details at Omega.