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While Omega is best known for its watches that can accompany space and sea explorations, keep time at the Olympics, and dress cinema’s favourite spy, it is also good for the less epic stuff – like life. The brand’s latest two collections cover that.


  1. The Tresor Collection


Endorsed this year by rapidly rising model Kaia Gerber, Tresor’s nine new models are just as thin and as ageless as previous ones.


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The new upgrade: They’re more feminine – pave diamonds curve along the bezel; elegant, embossed Roman numerals mark a lacquered dial; the flower-design crown has a diamond in it; and on the mirrored case back are the words “Her Time”. In 36mm or 39mm, $7,050-$12,000.


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2. Seamaster Olympic Games


Yes, it’s made for the Games (Omega has been the official timekeeper since 1932). The collection is in the five colours of the Olympic rings, the inspiration is the brand’s stopwatches (used in 1976 in Montreal and Innsbruck), Omega’s Olympic milestones are on the case back, and it’s limited-edition (there are 2,032, a reference to the brand’s role from 1932 to 2032).


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But if you didn’t know all that, that’s fine too, as it’s also made for everyday life – from the easy-to-read dial to the perforated leather strap to keep the wrist cool. Each watch is $7,500.


This story first appeared in the March 2018 issue of Her World.