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 auction showcases this retro styled classic Constellation chronometer with beautiful Tiffany blue dial.
While most of the examples of this style came in all steel cases, this less common example has its original 18K white gold bezel.
Featuring an officially certified automatic chronometer movement with quick-set date and a robust case, this late 60's - 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 751 movement, the top-tier offering in the 700 line. It has 24 jewels and is adjusted to five positions.
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. The 500 and 700 series were one of the finest mass-produced automatic movements from the era.
Pleasingly full size for the era, it measures 36.3mm, slightly larger than a Rolex Datejust.
Here are some of its features:
- 18K white 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
- Striking Tiffany robin's egg blue dial with wide steel markers topped with black for easy reading
- Distinctive large retro styled case
It has fully original parts and has just finished a true expertly done restoration. It 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. The original Omega dial has been meticulously custom refinished - the printing could pass as Omega factory done to the naked eye.
As part of the restoration a Master Watchmaker has freshly overhauled it. It is running very strong and true, keeping time nearly on par with a new Omega chronometer in our testing position. Photos of the inside available upon request.
For the finishing touch we have equipped it with a brand new calfskin leather strap 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.: 31,948,091
Year made: c. 1970
Model: Constellation, Ref. 168.045 - 368.845
Functions: Hours, Minutes, Automatic, Quick-Setting Date, Day of the Week, Sweep Seconds
Designed for: Men
Case material: Stainless steel
Dimensions: 36.3mm wide (excluding crown), 40.5mm lug tip to tip
Case condition: Presents as just short of perfect mint with lights signs of previous polishing to the back, one small spot of wear on the underside and light remnants of wear between the lugs. On the wrist it present gorgeously.
Dial: Tiffany robin's egg blue / turquoise, signed Omega with wide black topped steel applique baton indices
Hands: Original, blackened steel batons
Band: Calfskin leather, fully stitched, padded, brand new and unworn. We also stock lizard and a variety of others straps in various prints, skins, and colors. Please ask us if you're interested.
Movement type: Caliber 751, chronometer, 24 jewels, copper colored, adjusted to five positions and temperature, micrometer regulator
Movement markings: Omega Watch Co., Swiss, 24 Jewels, Adjusted 5 positions and temperatures, 751
Crystal: Acrylic, appears original, no longer signed/unsigned, 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 strong and true, keeping time nearly on par with a new Omega chronometer in our testing position. 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
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