Today's offering showcases this very collectable, classic, and original "De Luxe" Constellation with striking tropical dial. The patina is just incredible!
Powering it is an early "hammer rotor" 300 series movement, the first movements that powered the watches in the line. Here are a few of its features:
- Original Cal. 354 "hammer" automatic movement worked into chronometer form
- Officially certified as a chronometer by the "Contrôle Official Suisse des Chronomètres" (Swiss watch governing body), the highest distinction given to a watch based on its accuracy
- Classic Constellation case with lyre lugs
- Very striking and rare tropical "De Luxe" crosshair dial
- Original Omega bracelet
It is 100% Omega down to all hands, the winding crown, and even the signed Omega crystal! Its case is in beautiful condition, and the observatory logo on the back retains clear details.
Our watchmaker has just fully disassembled it down to its last screw and cleaned and oiled the movement, which winds smoothly and is keeping time.
Accompanying the watch is its correct Omega box.
Included with the purchase is a one-year international warranty on the movement and its function, a custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity, and a new timing certificate attesting to its performance.
Note: An excellent resource website for information on these first Constellation watches is maintained by our friend Desmond Guilfoyle: http://omega-constellation-collectors.blogspot.com/
The watch's page in the official Omega database can be found here: http://www.omegawatches.com/en-us/watch-omega-constellation-omega-ck-2652
1950's Omega Constellation:
Until the 1950's, Rolex dominated the market for Chronometer wristwatches, selling over fifteen times more chronometers per year than Omega, its closest competitor. That all changed when Omega launched what would become its flagship model, the Constellation. A highly capable watch, the Constellation not only bridged the sales gap within a few years of its introduction, but eventually surpassed by a large margin the Rolex Oyster Perpetual Chronometer.
Country of origin: Switzerland
Serial no.: 13,923,215
Year made: c. 1954
Model: Ref. 2652 SC, Constellation
Functions: Hours, Minutes, Sweep Seconds, Automatic
Designed for: Men
Case material: 14K gold
Case markings (outside): Constellation observatory logo
Case condition: Excellent condition with fairly mild signs of polishing. The logo on the back still retains clear details. Gross weight of assembled watch: 50.1 dwt / 77.9 grams
Dimensions: 35mm wide (excluding crown) by 44mm long lug tip-to-tip
Dial: Signed Omega, "De Luxe" model, crosshairs, "Tropical" aging to a bronze tone with "starry night" pattern - it has also been described as almost a leopard like appearance, concave, large gold faceted applied markers, outer minute/seconds track, original with incredible patina
Hands: Original, gold, faceted dauphines
Movement type: Cal. 354, copper-colored, 17 jewels, straight line lever escapement, monometallic balance adjusted to 5 positions and temperatures, shock absorber, self-compensating flat balance spring, micrometer regulator
Width between lugs: 18mm
Band: Original, Omega, 14K gold, mesh style, full size - fits a wrist up to approx. slightly over 8 inches, safety clasp. The bracelet has been professionally repaired on both sides in the areas near where it connects to the lugs. The length of the bracelet could be adjusted by a jeweller.
Crystal type: Acrylic, signed Omega, very good condition
Serviced: Yes, our watchmaker has just fully disassembled it down to its last screw and cleaned and oiled the movement. It winds nicely.
Timing: Timed to precision on a state-of-the-art computerized system.
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
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