Today's offering showcases this gorgeously restored example of an uncommon tonneau Constellation. It is fully Omega and has just finished a true expertly done restoration. It presents as about a 9.7 or 9.8 out of 10.
Tonneau Constellations are one of the few that have a more rectangular dress watch appearance.
Powering the watch is Omega's officially certified chronometer caliber 712 movement, the thinnest automatic chronometer movement ever made by the company and worked into a chronometer that's adjusted to five positions and for temperature.
The 700 series has a direct lineage to the celebrated 500 series, and is arguably as good, and collectors are beginning to recognize it accordingly. It was the last very fine movement series of its kind before Omega began to make budget cuts because of the quartz revolution.
It has all of its original parts down to the even its original signed Omega crystal! The case presents as mint. The dial has been meticulously restored - the printing could pass as Omega factory done to the naked eye.
The dial is a beautiful rich royal blue. Our photos couldn't begin to do it justice!
The movement has been freshly fully overhauled by a Master Watchmaker - it is running incredibly strong and true. Amazingly, after more than a half century it continues to keep time on par with a brand new Omega chronometer in our testing position.
For the finishing touch we have installed a new calfskin 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.
A more than five decade old Omega that presents 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.
Of Omega's various very fine models, the Constellation is their flagship.
Country of origin: Switzerland
Serial no.: 27,081,696
Year built: c. 1966
Model: Constellation, Ref. 153.014
Functions: Hours, Minutes, Automatic
Designed for: Men
Case material: Stainless steel
Case markings (inside): Omega Watch Co., Swiss made, Acier Inoxydable, 153.014
Case condition: Presents as mint. It has a bit aging in the engine bay that's not visible. Its facets are crisp and on the wrist it presents as completely like new.
Dial: Royal blue, steel applique baton indices topped with white for readability, signed Omega. The color is a beautiful rich royal blue. Our photos couldn't begin to do it justice.
Dimensions: 31mm wide (excluding crown), 41mm long lug tip to tip
Hands: Original, whitened steel batons
Movement type: Caliber 712, chronometer, 24 jewels, copper colored, adjusted to five positions and temperature
Jewels: 24 rubies
Beat frequency: 19,800 BPH
Band: Calfskin leather (unsigned), fully stitched, padded, brand new and unused. 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, original, signed Omega, 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 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.