The Omega Constellation has been synonymous with quality thanks in part to the Constellation range using their highest grade of chronometer certified movements, and here is a very stylish vintage Omega Constellation II dating from 1967.
With such an elegant dial that also has the date and centre sweep seconds, the index markers are inlayed with black onyx and is so easy to read day or night.
The gold plated case measures 35mm across plus the crown and is fitted on the gold plated 9 row Omega beads of rice band which as anyone who has ever worn one, knows that it not only looks perfect for the watch, but feels so sleek and tactile on the wrist.
The Omega Constellation case back still has nice definition and is easy to see as opposed to many that are worn, and removing the case back reveals the venerable 24 jewelled automatic Omega calibre 564 that has been completely serviced and comes with our twelve month warranty.
A true classic vintage Omega watch that will always look great and is as stylish today as when it was made.
Model: Omega Constellation 168.018
Vintage Omega Constellation reference 168.018 made in 1967
This is the vintage Omega Constellation II fitted with the automatic Omega calibre 564.
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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