Today's offering showcases this classic Constellation with "De Luxe" black arrowhead dial.
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 was the Caliber 505. This 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 desirable black De Luxe dial with striking arrowhead markers
- 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
- Classic and elegant waterproof style case with 18K gold Constellation emblem on the back
It is fully Omega down to the dial, hands, and winding crown.
Its shapely case is in excellent condition with moderate signs of previous polishing. Note that while the stars have been previously polished, all 8 are visible in person despite what the photos seem to suggest. Its black dial has been extensively and meticulously re-restored by one of the leading dial experts in North America.
As many collectors might know, black dialled steel Constellations are very rare and valuable. When we purchased the watch the dial was black and had already been refinished in vintage times so we can't speak to the original color, and it has been priced accordingly. An Omega Extract could confirm the color, and if it originally was black, then the watch would be quite valuable.
One of our Master Watchmakers has disassembled it down to its last screw and cleaned and oiled and installed a new Omega case back gasket.
For the finishing touch, we have equipped it with a brand new Teju lizard strap and aftermarket Omega style buckle making it ready for immediate enjoyment.
Included with the purchase is a one-year warranty on the movement and its function and a custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity.
Note: An example of this model resides in the Omega Museum in Switzerland, and a published example can be found in Marco Richon's work, Omega: A Journey Through Time, 2007, pg. 367.
Country of origin: Switzerland
Year made: c. 1960
Model: Ref. ST 2852-9
Functions: Hours, Minutes, Sweep Seconds, Automatic, Semi Quick-Setting Date
Designed for: Men
Case material: Stainless steel
Case condition: Excellent condition with moderate signs of previous polishing. Note that while the stars have been previously polished, all 8 are visible in person despite what the photos seem to suggest.
Dimensions: 35mm wide (excluding crown), 42mm long lug tip-to-tip
Dial: Gloss black, signed Omega and Constellation, hand-riveted steel "arrowhead" markers, "De Luxe" version, expertly restored
Hands: Original, steel, dauphines
Movement type: Cal. 505, 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. 505, Adjusted 5 positions, 24 Jewels
Width between lugs: 18mm
Band: Teju lizard, fully stitched, padded, brand new and unworn with aftermarket vintage Omega style buckle
Crystal: Acrylic, excellent condition
Servicing: One of our Master Watchmakers has disassembled it down to its last screw and cleaned and oiled and installed a new Omega case back gasket making it ready for immediate enjoyment.
Timing: Timed on a state-of-the-art computerized system and also on a machine that spins it all directions simulating it being worn on the wrist. 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 and also has done authorized work for the Richemont brands including Cartier, Vacheron & Constantin, IWC, JLC and others.
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
Returns: 7 days full refund. 100% satisfaction guarantee
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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
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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
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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.