Introduced in 1952 Omega advertised the Constellation variously:
- "To Men That Want The Finest Watch That Man Can Make"
- "The Watch That Took 107 Years To Make"
- "Each Omega Constellation Holds The Swiss Government's Top Degree For Accuracy"
It took the market by storm and has been a huge success for the past 70 years.
The watch for sale here is presented on solid 18k gold. The case and case-back are gold, the dial is gold, the batons are gold, the logo and Omega are gold and the hands are gold. The dial has a vertical brush finish. Dauphine hands. Sweep seconds hand. Quick-set date at 3. Excellent acrylic. With its slim bezel and lugs, the dial wears big on the wrist.
The case and case-back are virtually unmarked with no signs of abuse. Being 18k gold this can always look new if that is what you want. For clean lines, this model has the original Omega concealed crown although it can be a bit fiddly when it needs a wind. It's an automatic so gains its energy from the movement of the wrist when worn. On the back is the medallion with the Observatory in Geneva together with 8 stars. These wear over time losing their definition but on this watch they are crisp. It has seen little wrist time.
Inside is the superb in-house Omega calibre 561 chronometer movement.
The watch comes with a new (non Omega) Italian croco calf leather strap.
1963 Omega Constellation Chronometer
Year 1963 Case Metal 18k Gold Back Metal 18k Gold Back Type Screw Diameter* 35.7 Length** 40.4 Power Automatic Calibre 561
*mm excluding the crown
**mm tip of lug to tip of lug