Today's offering showcases this classic and original "pie pan" dial Constellation. They are becoming more and more difficult to find in this condition.
The 1960's were an important decade for Omega. In 1959 Omega introduced a new series of movements that would become famous powering their flagship watch, the Constellation, and would be officially certified by the "Contrôle Officiel Suisse des Chronomètres" (Swiss watch governing body) as a chronometer, the highest honor given to a movement. The next year Omega produced 20,000 Constellations in succession that all achieved chronometer status with no failures.
One such movement in this new series was the Caliber 561. Made exclusively for the Constellation, the robust movement was one of the finest extensively produced automatic movements and is the mechanism that powers the Constellation featured here.
Here are some of its features:
- Beautiful and very desirable original two-tone silver pie pan dial
- Officially certified as a chronometer with 24 jewel movement
- Long 50 hour running reserve keeps the watch consistently running, even when not worn daily
- Precision micrometer regulator for small timing adjustments
- Stainless steel with 18K yellow gold Constellation logo
- Classic and elegant waterproof style case
It is fully Omega down to the 12-sided crown and signed crystal. The movement is very nice and is running strong and true. For the finishing touch we have installed a new high quality crocodile strap and Omega buckle.
Note that the dial has warmed a little more toward a sepia color than it appears in the photos. It has a great vintage look.
Included with the purchase is a one-year warranty on the movement and its function, a custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity, and a new timing certificate.
Country of origin: Switzerland
Serial no.: 17,219,135
Year built: c. 1960
Model: Ref. CK 14393-4 SC
Functions: Hours, Minutes, Sweep Seconds, Automatic, Date, Waterproof
Designed for: Men
Case material: Stainless steel with 18K solid gold Observatory logo on back
Case condition: Presents as mint with light signs of polishing. Observatory logo on the back retains excellent detail.
Dimensions: 34.5mm wide (excluding crown) 43mm long lug tip-to-tip
Dial: Two tone silver "pie pan", signed Omega and Constellation, hand-riveted gold hour markers, original and untouched, excellent condition with light aging
Hands: Original, gold, luminous dauphines
Movement type: Cal. 561, 24 jewels, straight line lever escapement, monometallic balance adjusted to 5 positions and temperatures, shock absorber, self-compensating flat balance spring, micrometer regulator
Movement markings: Omega Watch Co., Cal. 561, Adjusted 5 positions, 24 Jewels
Band: Crocodile, fully stitched, padded, brand new and unworn with new Omega buckle
Crystal type: Acrylic, signed Omega, excellent condition
Width between lugs: 18mm
Timing: Timed to precision on a state-of-the-art computerized system. Your watch is important to us, and we will take care of it for its lifetime. We provide the best after sale care in the business with an experienced team of watchmakers both of whom each have over forty years of experience and a large number of parts.
Warranty: 1-year warranty. Please email email@example.com for details.
Box/Papers: BOX - Connoisseur of Time watch presentation box; PAPERS - Custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity; New timing certificate
Returns: 7 days full refund. 100% satisfaction guarantee
We offer a 100%
satisfaction guarantee for all of our watches. If you are in any way
unsatisfied with the watch we will fully refund the purchase price anytime
within 7 days after the watch has been received. Our goal is to exceed our
client's expectations throughout the buying experience.
All watches are packaged carefully and mailed double boxed in specially
constructed, reinforced shipping boxes designed for high value items. All
watches are sent fully insured with signature required. Most of our domestic
shipping is done through FedEx. At times we will also use USPS Express Mail,
and we can accommodate most requests for your preferred carrier.
International shipments are sent USPS International Express Mail or FedEx.
The purchase price will be the declared value of the merchandise on any
required customs forms. The payment of all customs duties, tariffs, and
taxes are the responsibility of the buyer.
Also note that water resistance of vintage watches can no longer be
guaranteed and is not covered under the watch's warranty. We do not
recommend getting a vintage watch wet, even one that was originally designed
to be waterproof.