Omega Constellation Automatic from 1966

Maker: Omega
Collection: Constellation
Year: 1966
Model: Omega Constellation Automatic
Case Diameter: ca. 35.5 mm
Movement: Omega Cal. 561

This is a pre-owned vintage watch, keep it away from water, humidity and sharp objects at all times.
It comes without original box, papers or warranty.

SKU: AW-WA-OmCal-284-2 Category: Tags: , ,

$1,670.00

1 in stock

Description

About the Brand

There are not many brands as iconic as Omega in the whole luxury goods world. The Biel/Bienne based manufacturer provided watches to people shaping the world how we know it today. The legendary Speedmaster, the first watch to be worn on the moon, is just one example. While the brand has greatly developed their watches in terms of design and size, vintage watches still offer an impressive amount of style and reliable precision.

About the Collection

Constellation is a line of watches from Omega, originally their top dress watch line and equipped with a chronometer-grade movement.

Omega had produced high-end dress watches for decades, but the 1948 Century chronometer was a true achievement for the company. Celebrating Omega’s 100th anniversary, the Century sported a bumper automatic movement with chronometer precision. Although not intended for serious production, the Century caught on with Omega fans and the company set about creating a full-production model.

The Constellation was introduced in 1952 to follow the Century and capitalize on Omega’s chronometer movements, which set records in Geneva in 1951. The eight stars on the dial represented Omega’s chronometer achievements in the last 20 years, including a “sweep” of every category in 1931.

In the United States, a trademark dispute caused Omega to sell the Constellation line under the Globemaster name until 1956. Many of these watches have just the stars on the dial rather than the Constellation name. Later, a lower line of Omega Globemasters was introduced in the United States.

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