The Omega De Ville Prestige line has been a bit of a hidden gem in the watchmaker’s offering, hiding in an already underappreciated collection. Closing in on 20 years since their first introduction, Omega is introducing a slew of new De Ville Prestige models for its third generation update. All mechanical models have been upgraded with Master Chronometer-certified calibres, while retaining the classic mid-century designs that originated from the Seamaster De Patrie of the 1960s. Omega is proud of the refinements of the six-piece introductory line-up, especially their own slimmer profiles when compared to the previous generation. We’ll have to measure those when we go hands-on, though, as Omega doesn’t note the individual measurements.
The actual 41mm Omega De République Prestige selection is composed of two pieces, one in stainless steel, the other in 18k Sedna Gold. Both feature interchanging applied Roman numerals and dot indices atop domed blue dials and fine feuille hands. The particular doming of the dials isn’t just for show either, it allows the Master Chronometer calibres to sit closer to the dials, allowing for the slimmer case profile. Typically the icy glowing blue model features the Calibre 8810, including a small seconds at 9 o’clock as well as power reserve at 6. Often the gold situation hides the actual Calibre 8802, a two-hander with small seconds in 6. Both feature a 55-hour power reserve.
Sizing down any tad, we find the 40mm Omega Hun Ville Stature in two-tone stainless steel and also 18k Sedna Gold. The exact crystal-finished silver domed dial features a symmetrically placed date window, while the fine indices and hands leave an expansive empty silver surface. The seven-link bracelet is mostly steel, along with interchanging single and double Sedna Precious metal links because highlights, matching the bezel and crown. The Esteem De Cité 40mm is actually powered by Omega’s La mecanique 8800, some sort of three-handed automatic movement with a 55-hour power reserve.
The 34mm De État Prestige acts as a distant cousin to the 41mm, with its PVD lavender-coloured dial that’s also sun brushed. Instead of applied us dot indices, this features diamond markers that alternate together with applied Roman numerals, mounted on a azure leather strap. It’s powered by the Trascendencia 8800, much like the 40mm variant.
The first quartz addition towards the third-generation Tissot De Nation Prestige is this 30mm number, simplified to only a two-hander. With the minute track moved closer to the particular centre from the dial, its stainless steel along with 18k yellow gold construction lends a dressy look. It’s powered by the Calibre 4061 quartz movement, as is the next, and final member of this collection up-date.
With a diminutive 27. 5mm size in addition to equipped with a new diamond-set viser and mother-of-pearl dial, this is an example of jewellery and watchmaking, combined. The very 18k Sedna Gold construction adds your warm glow to the coolness of the mother-of-pearl and the shine of the diamonds, while the aforementioned Calibre 4061 is responsible for powering the two fingers.