1964 Omega 18K Constellation
A stainless steel and 18 carat Omega Constellation model with an unsual applied baton marker dial. This watch has the classic Constellation case with the 'dog leg' lugs and very clean and sharp geometric detail overall. These cases represent classic Omega styling, and really leaves very little not to like. There were mainly three case makers that made these cases for Omega. This Constellation is made by the largest Omega casemaker, "CB," La Cetrale Boîtes of Bien, who were entrusted to execute many "Constellation" Omega cases as well as some of the ost iconic of all Omega watches; the Speedmaster. They are easy to wear, a great size, and will look as good with jeans and a white t-shirt as they will with a suit and tie.
Omega has a long history and vast product range, and one of the classic watches the company still produces today is the Constellation. First introduced into the line in 1952, it remains a cornerstone of the brand today. This Constellation example dates to the early 1960's and was given a couple of characteristics that would go on to define the collection.
The dial has the Constellation branding on it, and you will notice the applied star logo as well. On the detailed caseback is a depiction of the Geneva Observatory with eight stars that represent the eight observatory chronometer competitions Omega won in the 20th century. These high grade automatic movements made for the Constellation line are chronometer-rated, which is printed on the beautiful silver dial. The dial is a luminous dial, with the hands having a central line through them containing Tritium. The markers also have small plots applied to the end of each. They all respond well to UV light, are original and present. These dials are marked ""Swiss Made T" at the base, with the T being for Tritium.
The case overall is strong. The lugs are gold plated but the bezel ring around the crystal is solid 18 carat yellow gold. These two tone cases are perhaps more versatile to wear as opposed to the all steel or all gold versions. The pie pan style dial has some aging to it, but nothing overally detremental for a watch now 60 years old. These watches wear well, wearing large thanks to the large dials, slim cases and longer lugs.
Case measurement: 34mm
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