Omega De Ville Prestige: New Faces For A New YearWritten by Melissa Kong
Five new dials to choose from.
Omega may be renowned for landing the first watch on the moon in the form of the sporty Speedmaster, but the Swiss marque certainly knows a thing or two about dress watches too. And while the Constellation is probably the go-to for Omega fans, the De Ville Prestige collection is one that shouldn’t be overlooked.
Clean, classic and exceedingly understated, the De Ville Prestige collection is a superb fit for the boardroom. The railway minute track and date window at six o’clock keep the look simple, while alternate Roman numerals and cabochons add a touch of refinement.
But even the most failsafe designs could use some freshening up every now and then. Hence, the five new colours that add variety to the 39.5mm De Ville Prestige collection. Options include two-tone models in stainless steel and 18K red gold with silvery or PVD linen dial, as well as two-tone stainless steel and 18K yellow gold models with the brand’s proprietary PVD Moonshine Gold or PVD green dial (above). All models feature the same engine, the Omega Co-Axial Calibre 2500.
Rounding up the new releases is a stainless steel model with PVD blued dial (above) with power reserve indicator at six o’clock and a small seconds sub-dial at nine o’clock. At the heart of this timepiece is the Omega Co-Axial Calibre 2627. All the new watches come with a five-year warranty and matching bracelets or leather straps.
We’re partial to the power reserve model with the red gold-plated indices complementing the deep blue dial particularly well. Prefer a more retro look? There's the Moonshine Gold version (above) paired with a brown leather strap for a beautiful throwback vibe. If you’re inclined to kick off the work year with a new dress watch for the office, you’ll be pleased to know all models are now available at Omega boutiques, starting at S$6,500.
Like most people these days, Melissa tells the time with her phone. She considers serious timepieces works of art and thinks the perpetual calendar is the handiest complication to date (pun not intended). She's also a Grammar Nazi but promises not to judge if you can't tell the difference between "guilloche" and "guillotine".
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