Omega Small Is Beautiful
The new De Ville Mini Trésor models from Omega hold deep significance despite their dimunitive size
Omega is one of those watch brands that is near-impossible to categorise. Sure, there is the compelling link with aerospace travel, the mythic aura of the Speedmaster Moonwatch. But we wouldn’t just describe Omega as an adventure watch brand — what about the culture- and era-defining Constellation, with its iconic “My Choice” campaign? And beyond the realm of fashion and style, what about the red-carpet glamour and magnetic allure of the James Bond films? Or the inspirational stories of human athletic endeavour represented by the Olympic Games partnership? The multiple aspects of a brand like Omega go beyond a single collection or watch — they represent all the facets of how we live life in an authentic way, creating exceptional moments and connecting with others.
De Ville Mini Trésor 26mm © Omega
The De Ville collection of Omega is the part of the brand that most closely embraces the prestige side of fine watchmaking. The Master Chronometer-certified central tourbillon, for example, resides in the De Ville collection. The Omega Co-Axial Escapement famously made its first appearance in a De Ville timepiece. The Ladymatic, which includes Omega’s only high-jewellery timepieces, is named for a high-performance, small-dimensioned automatic movement from 1955, and also calls the De Ville collection home.
Now, the Mini Trésor joins the De Ville family, a sub-collection of the existing Trésor watches which emphasise classic elegance. With a case diameter of 26mm, the Mini Trésor is unmistakably a watch built for the smaller wrist. Its details, however, from the grand feu enamel dial, to the Toile de Jouy-inspired straps, will find an appreciative audience in anyone who values artisanal techniques and associations.
De Ville Mini Trésor 26mm © Omega
For those unfamiliar with the term, Toile de Jouy is a style of printed fabric that was originally popular in Britain and France from the mid- to late-18th century, most commonly featuring monochrome scenes of pastoral idyll on a light background. Taking inspiration from historical fabric patterns, Omega created three designs of their own, each affiliated with an essential pillar of the brand’s identity.
De Ville Mini Trésor Toile de Jouy 26mm © Omega
One strap features botanical motifs in red, another is decorated with corals and marine life in blue, while the third strap is executed in dark grey with a butterfly print. Each strap is paired with a case in Omega’s proprietary 18k yellow-gold alloy Moonshine Gold, with hour markers in a shade matching the strap print.
For a more design-oriented, contemporary look, the watches also come in stainless steel, with double-tour Toile de Jouy straps.
De Ville Mini Trésor Toile de Jouy double tour 26mm © Omega
Two additional models complete the Mini Trésor collection, with cases and textured bracelets in Moonshine Gold. One bears a dial of grand feu enamel while the second features a Moonshine Gold dial with a stamped texture resembling finely woven silk.
A company of the Swatch Group, OMEGA has been behind major revolutions in watchmaking technology and the timekeeping of numerous Olympic Games. Its watches are worn by world-famous celebrities and have travelled to the moon, the depths of the ocean and everywhere in between.Find out more >
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