Since its release in 1948, the Omega Constellation has remained the pinnacle of Omega and continues to use their finest Chronometer grade movements that are so highly regarded and remain so sought after today.
And here is a very stylish 1963 Omega Constellation in solid 18 carat yellow gold that looks so elegant on the wrist and is sure to be admired and loved each time that it is worn.
With its original dial with date window and centre sweep seconds, the index markers are actually inlayed with onyx adding to the elegance of the watch even further. Signed with Constellation and the Constellation star, the watch is fitted on a leather band that compliments the design of the watch and makes it look so smart when worn with a suit.
The solid gold watch case measures 34mm across, and is in the Constellation III case, which was the third case design and is also affectionately called the "broken leg" case, as the lugs at each end curve around the case, then go straight for the band to be fitted. It is small details such as the onyx inlay, and the case design that makes vintage watches so much more unique than many modern watches, as well as making them wonderful conversation points.
Along with the design of the case, the case back has the iconic constellation design that is still so crisp and sharp showing how little this watch has been worn.
Inside the watch is powered by the wonderful 24 jewelled automatic Omega calibre 561, that has been serviced by our Omega certified watchmaker and comes with our twenty four month warranty. Along with our Omega and other brands of watches, we are also able to service your watch as well, all in-house, so please bring your watch or pocket watch in for a free quote.
The style and design of this watch is so classic and one that will look so elegant when being worn with a suit.
Model: Omega Constellation 168.005
1963 Omega Constellation
1963 Omega Constellation reference
The progenitor of the Constellation line is without doubt the appropriately named "Century". A limited edition self-winding chronometer wristwatch launched in 1948 to celebrate the firm's 100th anniversary. This watch, not intended for series production, was greeted with such enthusiasm that the decision was taken to create a watch with all the same qualities on an industrial scale. It started with the movements, which were all self-winding chronometers that had received the mention of "Especially good results" during testing.
The line would soon develop into a series of watches which were finished to different degrees. The Constellation available in steel or gold, the Constellation Deluxe was only available in gold with applied gold indexes on the dial and finally the Constellation Grand Luxe, which was available in gold and platinum with corresponding dial and the so-called "Brick link" bracelet. The Grand Luxe model was delivered in a solid silver presentation box.
When we expanded and renovated our store in late 2022, we put in not only a full watchmaking and polishing workshop, but two watchmakers. Our head watchmaker, Lorenzo Del Rosso, used to used to work for Tag Heuer, LVMH and then Rolex, before coming to Kalmar Antiques. We also now an authorised Omega watch service centre. This allows us to be able to service your Omega watch to full Omega specifications.
Along with Omega watches, we can service other watches such as Longines, Breitling, Cartier and Patek Philippe to name a few.
How often should I service my Omega?
As per official OMEGA guidelines, the service frequency depends on the use of the watch and the environment in which it is worn. The water resistance can, for example, be affected by the aging of the gaskets or by an accidental shock. Therefore, we recommend that you have the water resistance checked once a year and a complete service performed every 5 to 8 years.
Kalmar Antiques are now an authorised OMEGA watch service centre, based in the heart of Sydney in the Queen Victoria Building.
Taking your watch to an authorised OMEGA watch service centre such as Kalmar Antiques, will ensure that not only is your watch serviced to the highest standards, but only genuine Omega parts are used. This will also allow the watch to be covered by a two year warranty.
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