2022 New Omega Mini Trésor Quartz 26 Moonshine gold has arrived and like so many of you, I have been thinking about what watch I should choose next. As you have probably noticed from my personal choices, I’ve never been an enthusiast for gold. In my opinion, steel rivals gold and two-tone watches. At least, that was always the way…until now. It’s been tough to figure out what steel watch should be on my wish-list for 2021. Luckily, at the end of last year, Omega released its new Trésor collection, shining as it does a spotlight on Moonshine gold.
Omega Mini Trésor Quartz 26 Moonshine gold is nothing new for the Trésor collection. In 2019, just one year after the introduction of the Trésor line for women, the Swiss brand presented two new Trésors made of Moonshine gold. Back then, these models failed to win my heart. Yes, they were elegant and feminine but the combination of strap colors with the dials didn’t really do it for me.
However, I’ve never come face-to-face with a more eye-catching alloy than the Moonshine Gold. The Moonshine gold is quite a cool tone of gold which makes it very versatile. It is not so warm that it draws attention towards it or distracts from whatever you pair with it. Having seen it in the metal, I had to learn more. To say I was intrigued would be putting it mildly.
There was something magical about the Moonshine Trésor when I put it on my wrist for the first time. As a watch editor focused on ladies’ watches, I am always on the hunt for watches I can’t resist. And this watch belongs in that category. The attention grabber here is undoubtedly the 36mm case. The 38 diamonds adorning the streamlined design give it a timeless charm that I would expect from a modern cocktail watch. Of course, the Moonshine gold-polished case is what really makes the latest Omega so fancy, but it doesn’t sit entirely comfortably with me. The polished surface is easier to scratch; but having in mind that it’s just 36mm, even on a petit wrist the watch sits comfortably. It doesn’t stick out and it’s very thin so the likelihood of damage is extremely low.
The white dial energizes the concept even more. In that spirit of Moonshine gold, the oversized Roman numerals and hands direct attention towards the centre and create an intriguing contrast. I’m convinced that Omega has made every effort to come up with a truly refined timepiece. The two-tone case back, decorated with the spiral drawing of a flower on a mirrored surface, immediately captivates. However, I’m glad that this time the product development team bailed on the red liquid ceramic flower on the crown. In this model the crown is made of Moonshine gold with a diamond in the center. It is a much less disruptive look and one I think will age far better.
Whereas the price for stainless steel, quartz Patek is high, I totally understand the value of a gold, diamond-pave timepiece. The Omega Moonshine gold Trésor benefits from its alloy and gemstones. Moreover, creating this Milanese bracelet is much harder than it looks. Indeed, it is woven by machines, and then the silky-pattern is pressed on the top. Nonetheless, it is a difficult process that requires a lot of hard work and product development in order to achieve this kind of quality. You can find more details about Trésor on Omega’s website. In the meantime, let me know how much would you be prepared to spend on a quartz watch in the comments section below.