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11/21/22
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Lot #1754

Omega Tresor 2685 Rose Gold Honeycomb Dial

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Introduction

While Omega might be known best for aiding in sending men to the moon and producing watches for everyone’s favorite English spy agent, they have a long history in fine watchmaking that is often overlooked. Mid-century Omega created some exquisite timepieces, much like this Tresor ref. 2685 that we have here. Made of 18kt pink gold, it boasts a beautiful silver dial with 18kt pink gold hands and applied Arabic hour markers and indices that all sit atop an elaborate honeycomb guilloche engraved texture. Combined with its contrasting subdial, which contains a concentric guilloche engraving, the ref. 2685’s display is a wonderfully executed example of mid-century tastes as it combined various textures into one beautiful timepiece made of precious metal. Offering not just high-end watchmaking, the Tresor ref. 2685 is also entirely wearable in today’s horological landscape thanks to its distinctly contemporary 36mm diameter case, which, when combined with its beautiful cal. 266 manual-wind movement means this timepiece is the perfect option for a collector looking for a vintage timepiece that they can wear and enjoy just like any modern timepiece that they may own.

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Grade

V 8.0

Status

Vetted & Approved

Included

Watch Only

Est. value range

$2,000 – $3,000

The Details

Brand

Omega

Dimensions

36mm

Model

Tresor

Movement

Manual-wind cal. 266

Reference

2685

Bracelet

Leather strap

Year

Circa 1950s

Condition

Very good

Material

18kt rose gold

Included

Watch only

Dial Color

Silver honeycomb

THE DIAL

Preserved in exquisite condition, this ref. 2685 features a silver dial with a beautiful honeycomb pattern throughout its surface and a subdial that features contrasting concentric engravings that combine to create a wonderfully elaborate dial.

THE CONSTRUCTION

A large watch for its time, the ref. 2685 features an 18kt rose gold case that measures 36mm in diameter, making it a perfect choice to wear, even still to this day.

TIMING MACHINE READOUT

This reading was taken (crown down) with a ONEOF Accuracy Boutique Edition timing machine at time of cataloging. It is provided as a courtesy only, and shall not be construed as a warranty or guarantee of any kind. Please refer to our terms and conditions of sale for more information.

Condition

Watch is in overall very good condition. The case has full lugs with soft edges that show moderate wear over time. The dial has been refinished/restored, and has a textured finish to it. The watch comes with a plated Omega signed buckle.

Please Note: Due to CITES considerations, if the watch is to be shipped outside of the USA, the exotic skin strap will have to be removed.

Our Perspective

A beautifully preserved timepiece that showcases the intricate techniques used in mid-century watchmaking, the ref. 2685 we have here combines the very best of Omega's heritage with its luxurious construction, elaborate dial, and impressive engineering, tenets they still abide by to this day.

Eric Ku

Co-founder