CASE DIAMETER: 34mm
CASE MATERIAL: STAINLESS STEEL
BRACELET MATERIAL: STAINLESS STEEL
The Omega Constellation range was in essence, Omega's answer to the Datejust. Originally released in 1948, it was offered as a limited production watch, the Centenary Chronometer as it was then called. It proved so popular that Omega decided to keep making it. Omega created a collection of automatic chronometer watches in 1952 that would become the Constellation as we know it today.
The model had a revamp in the 60's with the help of Gerald Genta. The watch featured the now well know 'Pie Pan' dial. The dial slants away towards the edge of the dial producing the effect. The case back shows the Geneva Observatory, with eight stars that stand for the eight chronometer competitions Omega won.
The example here has the quick set date function and the longer 'dog leg' lugs which are still in exceptional shape. Often these are over polished and rounded. The original bead of rice bracelet adds to the overall appeal of these fantastic watches.