The watch retains its original decagonal crown and only the slightest patina appears on the dial. The gasketring has to be replaced once in a while to make it dust and a bit waterresistant. Only the 39mm three hand date version comes on a bracelet. These watches, while sharing the Constellation name and the signature observatory emblem on the caseback, were different than the pie-pan models of the past. A number of relatives of mine had and have an Omega Constellation and it were these timepieces that got me interested in watches in the first place.
Vintage Eye for the Modern Guy: Omega Constellation
The Constellation was released in and was named in honor of the Constellation jet that flew during World War 2. The Omega Museum identifies this model with the reference number The bracelets for these watches are hard to get. Omega, the famous watchcompany from Biel, always attended the Observatory-contests which were hold at several places. For a full review of the Centenary click here.
It's owner, Charles Bauty, is credited with opening the first single brand boutique in the world in , selling only Omega watches. This new design with its four claws that pressed on the crystal, an integrated bracelet and chronometer movement also for the quartz models, which have a different standard for their chronometer certification of course was designed by Carol Didisheim and is still in the collection. Few surface, and examples in immaculate condition are very hard to find. Another feature of these Far East models was the availability of a range of deluxe dials available in different luxury finishes as well as the more standard dial finishes on stainless steel versions. A number of relatives of mine had and have an Omega Constellation and it were these timepieces that got me interested in watches in the first place. A total of 93 victories, whereof 72 are real records.
As an aside, last year Omega brought that historic Globemaster name back , in a watch that channels the spirit of the original. The pie-pan dials see photo below were commonly used in the vintage Omega Constellation watches. To learn more about Omega or if you want to know more about other Omega models, please contact : www. A Brief History of the Omega Constellation. Omega Constellation Ref. Another thing that makes the Constellation attractive to a lot of collectors are those nice fancy lugs.