The Omega Constellation has always been the model by Omega that uses their highest quality Chronometer rated movements, and here is a brilliant vintage Omega Day Date Constellation watch reference 168.029.
This is the rarer version of Omega Constellation as it has not only the date but also the day. These Day-Date Omega Constellations were produced in much lower numbers than the non-date or date models. On top of this, it has the very beautiful and stylish linen dial which gives it a very stylish look to it. With the iconic Constellation star at the bottom of the dial, this really is such a handsome Omega Constellation watch that can so easily be worn all the time and continue to look great.
With a real vintage retro look to it, the gold capped case has is called the Constellation III or Constellation "C" case, as it was both the third design for the Omega Constellation and its shape from end to end resembles the letter "C" by being rounded all the way to the lugs. Measuring 40mm in length by 35mm across plus the Omega crown, the watch sits so comfortably on the wrist.
Turning the watch over shows the great Omega Constellation back which when removed shows the brilliant and highly reliable automatic chronometer rated 24 jewelled Omega calibre 751 that has recently been serviced and comes with our twelve month warranty.
This is such a great looking vintage Omega Constellation watch that dates from 1970 and would suit any collector of watches or someone who just wants a brilliant vintage watch that will always be such a great conversation starter.
Model: Omega Constellation Day-Date reference 168.029
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Vintage Omega Day Date Constellation watch reference 168.029 made in 1970
Here is a brief edited article taken in part from the Omega Museum's website:
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 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.
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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