Omega's flagship line for decades, the Constellation represents style, luxury, attention to detail, robust function, and most all, superior precision. Elegant and stately, it is suitable for both casual and professional dress.
Today's offering showcases this retro styled classic Constellation chronometer in steel and 14K gold.
While most of the examples of this style came in all steel cases, this less common example has its original 14K gold bezel.
Featuring an officially certified automatic chronometer movement with quick-set date and a robust case, this early 70's era Omega demonstrates why the Constellation was the company's flagship line.
Powering the watch is Omega's very fine thin automatic caliber 1021 movement. It has 23 jewels and is adjusted to five positions and is double quick-set.
Because the automatic gears are integrated into the movement, instead of being mounted on top of a manual-wind caliber as was often the case, and paired with indirectly driven minute and seconds, the caliber has space in the center for a strong rotor bearing, despite the low profile.
Here are some of its features:
- Pioneering so-called "double quick-set" day and date complications - This is an early double quick-setting day date Omega watch. Omega created the 1020 series movement with a double quick-set capability for convenient setting of the day and date. Though many connoisseurs associate the idea of the double quick-set watch with Rolex, which first offered the President model with this "new" feature in late 1990, Omega's 1020 series mechanisms were a pioneer of the technology in large scale production watches.
- 14K gold bezel
- High grade movement officially certified as a chronometer by the C.O.S.C. and adjusted to five positions and to run accurately across a wide range of temperatures
- Ultra-thin design automatic movement measuring only 4.25mm thick
- Thinner rotor to reduce stress on key winding parts
- Hacking feature for accurate time-setting
- Pleasing champagne color dial with "wide boy" indices that have a tuxdeo striping, one of our favorite marker designs for the era. Their appearances change as they catch the light at different angles.
- Distinctive retro styled case
We are familiar with this reference having an integral bracelet. This may be a version that wasn't made to have one, or more likely, it may have been the space between the lugs previously perfectly altered to accommodate a leather strap.
It has fully original parts and and presents in gorgeous condition - about a 9.7 out of 10. Our photos couldn't do it justice!
The case presents as just short of perfect mint with very slight aging on the underside of the case. Its facets presents as perfectly crisp. On the wrist it presents as gorgeous mint. The Omega dial is original and untouched in mint condition.
As part of the restoration, a Master Watchmaker has freshly overhauled it. It is running very strongly.
For the finishing touch, we have equipped it with a brand new calfskin leather strap and aftermarket Omega style buckle making it ready for immediate enjoyment.
Included with the purchase is a one-year C.O.T. warranty on the movement and its function, a custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity, and a new timing certificate.
A five decade old Omega that looks like new on the wrist!
Country of origin: Switzerland
Serial no.: 35,524,894
Year made: c. 1973
Model: Constellation, Ref. 168.0060
Functions: Hours, Minutes, Automatic, Quick-Setting Date, Quick-Setting Day of the Week, Sweep Seconds
Designed for: Men
Case material: Stainless steel and 14K gold
Dimensions: 34mm wide (excluding crown), 39mm lug tip to tip
Case condition: We are familiar with this reference having an integral bracelet. This may be a version that wasn't made to have one, or more likely it may have that the space between the lugs previously perfectly altered to accommodate a leather strap. It presents as just short of perfect mint with very slight aging on the underside of the case. Its facets presents as perfectly crisp. On the wrist it presents as gorgeous mint.
Dial: Champagne, signed Omega with wide white topped steel applique baton indices
Hands: Original, wide gold batons
Band: Calfskin leather, fully stitched, padded, brand new and unworn with aftermarket Omega style buckle
Movement type: Caliber 1021, copper colored, fast beat 28,800 BPH balance system for enhanced accuracy, officially certified chronometer, 23 ruby jewels, adjusted to five positions and temperatures, micrometer regulator
Movement markings: Omega Watch Co., Swiss, 23 Jewels, Adjusted 5 positions and temperatures, 1021
Crystal: Acrylic, original, signed Omega, excellent condition
Serviced: As part of the restoration a Master Watchmaker has freshly overhauled it.
Timing: Timed to precision on a state-of-the-art computerized system. It is running very strongly. 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 extremely experienced team of four Master Watchmakers all of whom each have over thirty-five years of experience and a large number of parts. One used to be the watchmaker for an authorized Rolex dealership and was given special training by Rolex at their Beverly Hills Service Center.
Warranty: 1-year international warranty. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org 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.