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1970 vintage day-date Omega Constellation reference 168.016

The Omega Constellation has always been their premier model using Omega's highest quality and grande Chronometer grade movements, and here is a fantastic vintage Omega Constellation Day-Date model that was made in 1970, and looks as fashionable and stylish today as when it was made.

More often found with just the date function, having the day as well gives this watch such a wonderful aspect that separates it from other vintage watches.With the dial all original and as easy to read today as when it was made, the centre sweep seconds adds that extra element of charm to an already very elegant watch.

The gold capped case measures 35mm across plus the Omega crown, and the case back not only has the iconic Geneva Observatory logo on the back, but unlike many that are around today, this is still in lovely sharp condition evident of the watch being worn little during its life.

Powered inside by the 24 jewelled automatic Omega calibre 751 movement that keeps wonderful time and comes with our twelve month warranty, this Omega has a look and style that makes it perfect for any occasion.


Stock# W715cc

Maker: Omega

Model: Omega Constellation 168.016

Circa: 1970


Out of stock


1970 vintage day-date Omega Constellation reference 168.016

This vintage Omega Constellation is powered by the 24 jewelled automatic Omega calibre 751.


Here is a brief edited article taken in part from the Omega Museum's website about the Omega Constellation:

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 Deluxe was 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 form of the Constellation remained little changed until 1964 when the so-called "C-case" watches were introduced. The name was a reference to the form of the case, which resembled two interlocked Cs. The change would also be incorporated in the first ladies Constellation, launched in 1967.
The 1970s saw the introduction of quartz technology to the wristwatch and this also applied to the Constellation line. Some of the most accurate watches ever produced in series were developed for the Constellation line, including the famous Marine Chronometer which is, to this day, the most accurate autonomous wristwatch and the only watch to be certified as a marine chronometer. However it wasn't a Constellation Marine chronometer that stunned the watchmaking world with a 0 error rating. It was a calibre 1021 self-winding movement destined for a Constellation that held the distinction of achieving absolute perfection when it received its certificate marked "Especially good results", showing a variation of 0.00 after 15 days of testing in five positions and at varying temperatures.

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