My top model is the Omega De Ville Trésor Master Co-Axial 40 mm Replica Watch, in white gold. Simply for the clous-de-Paris patterning on the dial, which takes the wearer back to a golden age of luxury watch designs, as every dress watch should. If you’re going to emulate the ultra-famous at your next big event, my recommendation is to ditch the Speedmaster and go with a De Ville Trésor.
The domed sapphire crystal adds a nice weight to the Omega De Ville Trésor Master Replica Watch, without raising the overall profile too high. The beautiful fan pattern on the movement deserves a mention. Revealed through a sapphire caseback, it’s a lovely echo of times gone by.
Omega watches are most famous for going to the moon—but they also show up pretty regularly on the red carpet. George Clooney, Prince William, and Daniel Craig have all been spotted wearing them in black-tie situations.
A close second, in my estimation at any rate, is the Omega De Ville Replica Watch, blue-dial model. Produced in a limited-edition run of 88 pieces, the blue-dial version forgoes the clous-de-Paris finish in favour of a domed blue enamel dial. It’s a devastating look on the right guy: Daniel Craig pulls it off to perfection.
The rest is standard Omega stuff: the co-axial escapement, of which the Omega Replica Watch is rightly proud, making a double point about the watch’s excellence in its ‘Master Co-Axial Chronometer’ designation.