Compared to the Constellations of the 1950s and 60s and the quartz double eagles of the 80s and 90s the mechanical ST157.0001 is a rarity. Indeed most Omega collectors and enthusiasts will probably have never seen one!
This dress watch model of the Constellation was introduced in 1972. True to dress watch tradition it had no second hand - nothing so vulgar as an obviously moving part! Everything about is exudes style and elegance with its combination of both brushed and polished finish stainless steel case and finely designed uncluttered dial.
This particular example is in great condition with nothing to give away its 47 year life! No scratches or dints on the case. Crisp and unworn observatory medallion on the back. Dial as white as the day it was made. All point to a watch that was probably only ever worn on special occasions.
Polished steel hour batons are topped in black and are matched by the black hands. The script includes the Omega logo, Constellation, Omega, Chronometer, Automatic and Swiss Made all in fine black. Bevel edge sapphire crystal. Original Omega signed crown.
This chronometer is powered by the Omega calibre 712 which, at 3mm, was the thinnest automatic chronometer movement Omega ever made. Superb micro engineering.
In this condition it could be a fine collectable or continue to be that special occasion watch.
Comes with a new black leather non Omega strap and Omega signed buckle.
1972 Omega Constellation Chronometer
Year 1972 Case Metal Stainless steel Back Metal Stainless steel Back Type Snap Diameter* 34.7 Length** 38.8 Power Automatic Calibre 712
*mm ex crown
**mm tip of lug to tip of lug