Omega's flagship line for decades, the Constellation represents style, luxury, attention to detail, robust function, and most of all, superior precision. Elegant and distinctive, it is suitable for both casual and professional dress.
Today's offering showcases this prime example of "C" or third generation Constellation. The C Constellations are easily recognized because of their retro-styled tonneau cases and baton marker dials.
Its case measures 35mm in diameter, in between the sizes of the Rolex Date and Datejust models.
While the vast majority of C Constellations employed the later caliber 1011 movement, this much less common early example is powered by the Omega's top-tier caliber 564 movement, the last superior 500's series movements used before Omega began trying to reduce their costs. With a chronometer certificate in addition to its 24 jewels and a quick-setting date, it was the very top-of-the-line offering of the famous 500 series and is one of the finest mass-produced automatic movements from the era.
It has all of its original parts and has just finished a true expertly done restoration - it presents as a 9.7 out of 10.
Its case presents as mint. The back shows light signs of previous polishing. The top has perfectly crisp facets and presents like new as gorgeous mint.
Its original Omega dial has been meticulously custom refinished in Tiffany & Co. robin's egg blue - the printing could pass as Omega factory done to the naked eye.
As part of the restoration its chronometer movement has been serviced.
For the finishing touch we have installed a new calfskin leather band making it ready for immediate enjoyment.
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.
The watch's page on the Omega website can be found here.
A five decade old Omega that presents on the wrist like new!
Celebrating humanity's supreme achievements and performances, from man's landing on the moon to the Olympic competitions, Omega watches have been prized for generations by those seeking the most precise timepieces in the world. Since its creation in 1848 by Louis Brandt, Omega has relentlessly pursued watchmaking perfection, earning worldwide honors and fame.
Worn on the wrists of Michael Schumacher, Pierce Brosnan, Michael Phelps, and Ernie Els Omega watches rank with those from Rolex.
Country of origin: Switzerland
Serial no.: 28,684,007
Year built: c. 1969
Model: Constellation, Ref. 168.027
Functions: Chronometer Time, Quick-Set Date, Automatic, Sweep Seconds
Designed for: Men
Case material: Stainless steel
Case markings (inside): Omega Watch Co., Swiss made, Stainless Steel S.F. 168.0027
Case condition: Presents as mint. The back shows light signs of previous polishing. The top has perfectly crisp facets and presents like new as gorgeous mint.
Dial: Tiffany blue / turquoise, steel baton indices topped with black, signed Omega, aperture for date, expertly custom refinished
Dimensions: 35mm wide (excluding crown), 40.5mm long lug tip to tip
Hands: Original, blackened steel "batons"
Movement type: Caliber 564, signed Omega, chronometer certified and adjusted to five positions for temperatures, self-winding, finished in copper-beryllium, 24 jewels, straight-line lever escapement, monometallic balance, shock absorber, self-compensating flat balance spring, micrometer regulator for precision adjustment
Jewels: 24 rubies
Beat frequency: 19,800 BPH
Band: Calfskin leather (unsigned), fully stitched, padded, brand new and unused, previously equipped with what appears to be an aftermarket buckle done in an Omega style. We also stock lizard and a variety of others straps in various prints, skins, and colors. Please ask us if you're interested.
Width between lugs: 19mm
Crystal: Acrylic, appears original and no longer signed, excellent condition
Serviced: Yes, freshly overhauled by a Master Watchmaker.
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 international warranty. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
Box/Papers: BOX - Connoisseur of Time watch presentation box; PAPERS - 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.