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 offering showcases this retro styled classic Constellation chronometer with strong black dial. It's a prime example of a later vintage Constellation, Omega's flagship watch, before the quartz revolution took hold.
Featuring an officially certified automatic chronometer movement with quick-set date and a robust gold cap case, this late 60's - early 70's era Omega demonstrates why the Constellation was the company's flagship line.
Pleasingly full size for the era, it measures 36.3mm side, slightly larger than a Rolex Datejust.
These are more often seen in stainless steel. We love the look of this gold capped example with gloss black dial. It has the look of solid gold for a fraction of the price.
Here are some of its features:
- 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
- Luxurious gloss black dial with wide 18K gold markers topped with white 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 beautiful condition. Our photos couldn't do it justice!
The case presents as just short of mint. The dial has been meticulously restored - 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 brand new Omega chronometer in our testing position.
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.: 30,131,802
Year made: c. 1970
Model: Constellation, Ref. CD 166.063 / 168.048
Functions: Hours, Minutes, Automatic, Quick-Setting Date, Sweep Seconds
Designed for: Men
Case material: 14K gold capped (not gold plated - a gold cap is a thick structure of gold capping with stainless steel back.
Dimensions: 36.3mm wide (excluding crown), 40.5mm lug tip to tip
Case condition: Presents as just short of mint with an area of gold loss on the top of one lug and very slight remnants of wear around a few spots on the periphery of the back
Dial: Gloss black, signed Omega, gilt printing with gold applique baton indices
Hands: Original, whitened gold 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 1001, chronometer, 20 jewels, copper colored, adjusted to five positions and temperature
Crystal: Acrylic, appears original, no longer signed/unsigned, excellent good 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 brand 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.