Omega De Ville Trésor Hour Vision
The Omega De Ville Trésor Hour Vision is presented in a 40mm stainless steel case and features a gorgeous domed gradient blue dial. At the heart of the watch is the high-end Calibre 8511 hand-wound movement. Sales of the watch help raise funds for Orbis, an international non-profit NGO, ‘committed to preventing avoidable blindness in the world’s poorest regions’.
An increasing number of firms are considering the impact of their business operations on the planet and the contribution they make to society as a whole. For example, many brands consider the issue of sustainability, ethical sourcing of raw materials or choose to repay society through charitable work.
Omega is no stranger to charitable work. Back in 2011, it formed a close relationship with Orbis International and its Flying Eye Hospital. The charity does work around the globe, helping to combat preventable blindness. Onboard its bespoke plane, equipped with operating facilities, Orbis performs various types of surgery for several preventable problems, including diabetic retinopathy, cataracts and glaucoma. In addition, Orbis engages in advocacy, community outreach programmes, delivering training programmes, and other related activities.
From the outset, Omega produced the Hour Vision Blue, a 41mm steel watch with a blue dial and the brand’s Co-Axial calibre 8500. Sales of the watch provided an effective means of helping Orbis. Since the inaugural model of 2011, the Swiss watch brand has released further models in support of Orbis.
Recently, the luxury Manufacture unveiled two versions of the Omega De Ville Trésor Hour Vision, created in support of Orbis. Both watches are housed in a 40mm steel case with a domed gradient blue dial, accompanied with polished hands and applied indexes formed of 18-carat white gold. At the heart of each watch is the brand’s Calibre 8511, featuring an 18-carat red gold balance bridge and Geneva waves in arabesque.
The hand-wound movement is endowed with further refinements, including a free-sprung balance, a silicon balance spring, twin barrels mounted in series, magnetic resistance (up to 15,000 gauss), a 60-hour power reserve, a co-axial escapement and chronometer status.
The two models are virtually identical save for the bezel fitted to each version. One is presented in polished steel, while the other is adorned with a circlet of brilliant-cut diamonds.
- Price: Omega De Ville Trésor Hour Vision – diamond-set bezel (ref 4184.108.40.206.03.001) – £10,100 (RRP as at 19.12.2020)
- Price: Omega De Ville Trésor Hour Vision – polished bezel (ref 4220.127.116.11.03.001) – £5,560 (RRP as at 19.12.2020)
The brand’s press release (December 2020)
The Swiss brand is proud to introduce a duo that truly make a difference.
Two 40mm watches in stainless steel, both sporting a domed gradient blue dial with polished hands and applied domed indexes in 18K white gold.
What sets the timepieces apart is the bezel. OMEGA is offering a choice of polished or diamond-set.
Whether they select a bezel of shining steel or sparking stones, customers can be sure of OMEGA-level luxury, only this time, with a truly humbling experience built in: a monthly reminder of what makes an Orbis watch such a worthwhile investment.
As a playful reference to the cuddly toys given to children undergoing eye surgery, an Orbis Teddy Bear replaces the number 8 on the date indicator. A charming mascot shaded in the same light blue as the varnished seconds hand.
Driving each De Ville is the luxury version of OMEGA’s Calibre 8511, with 18K red gold balance bridge. Both watches have a blue leather strap with polished buckle.
Every watch sold comes with a Certificate of Authenticity and OMEGA’s famous 5-year warranty. The special presentation box and delightful Teddy Bear key holder will charm even the most serious collector.
Since 2011, OMEGA has been a proud and avid supporter of Orbis: an international non-profit NGO, committed to preventing avoidable blindness in the world’s poorest regions.
Purchasing one of these beautiful watches, helps give wings to a Flying Eye Hospital, as it raises funds for Orbis’ dedicated team of medical professionals.