1978 Omega Constellation Mens Vey Rare & Cool Vintage Accuset Watch - 18K Gold & Diamonds


Item No. 8896

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.

The wristwatch showcased in today's offering is a classic and very rare example of a later vintage quartz Constellation.

While we are not suggesting it is one-of-a-kind, our research could not turn up a single other example in 18K gold (as for gold examples we could only find one, which was in 9K) nor another example with a diamond dial.

It is very rare and cool...even among seasoned Omega collectors, you'll be the only person you know with one of these.

It has an unusual somewhat midsized case with angled facets, wonderful gray dial factory set by Omega with near-perfect diamonds, and high-grade and Omega quartz caliber 1330 movement with stepper motor for precise electronic setting of the time.

It is fully Omega and presents in gorgeous original condition down to its original Omega buckle.

Its case presents as mint. Its original dial presents as just short of mint with light aging and ghosting of the signature.

One of our Master Watchmakers has fully serviced it and worked hard to bring it back to life. When we purchased it its slightly uncommon Omega movement was not working. Now it is working perfectly and has a new battery. Photos of the inside available upon request.

For the finishing touch we have equipped it with a brand new Teju lizard strap and the watch's original buckle and have meticulously detailed it 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.

The page for the more common steel version of the watch on the Omega website can be found here.

A rare four and half decade old Omega that presents beautifully on the wrist!

  • Manufacturer: Omega
  • Country of origin: Switzerland
  • Serial no.: 41,600,267
  • Year made: c. 1978
  • Model: Constellation, Ref. 191.0016
  • Functions: Hours, Minutes
  • Designed for: Men
  • Case material: 18K gold
  • Dimensions: 32mm diameter (excluding crown - 34mm including), 38mm lug tip-to-tip
  • Case condition: Presents as mint
  • Dial:  Gray, applied 18K gold with indices with brilliant diamonds at the primary hours, signed Omega Constellation, luminous hour dots, original, excellent condition with fairly mild aging and ghosting of the signature
  • Hands: Original, gold "dauphines"
  • Band: Teju lizard, fully stitched, padded, brand new and unworn, fitted with the watch's original Omega buckle (Note the buckle is slightly narrower than the band)
  • Movement markings: Omega Swiss, Unadjusted, Seventeen Jewels, 1330
  • Crystal:  Sapphire, excellent condition
  • Servicing: One of our Master Watchmakers has fully serviced it and worked hard to bring it back to life. When we purchased it its slightly uncommon Omega movement was not working. Now it is working perfectly and has a new battery.
  • Warranty: 1-year C.O.T. international warranty. Please email concierge@cotwatches.com for details. 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.
  • 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

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.

To get an idea of how this watch will look on the wrist, please use the Watch Sizing Guide


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