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's well-suited for both casual and professional dress.
Today's offering showcases this uncommon mens Omega Constellation Manhattan-based watch with date produced in only limited numbers. Designed by Carol Didisheim, the Manhattan became one of Omega's iconic designs.
Our good friend and Constellation expert Desmond Guilfoyle described it this way: "The Omega Constellation Manhattan is a bona fide technical and aesthetic icon of the nineteen-eighties. It is one of a handful of early nineteen-eighties watches that have so far stood the test of time. It stands alongside the Piaget Polo, the revived Cartier Tank Watch, the Movado Museum Watch collection, the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak and the Swatch as true emblems of nineteen-eighties watch design."
While Omega fitted the majority of these Manhattans with 32mm cases and quartz movements, this uncommon automatic chronometer model had a 36mm case, the same diameter as a Rolex Datejust. And unlike the quartz watches, Omega fitted these with exposition backs covered by a sapphire crystal.
Note that the dial came out looking just a little brighter under the photography lights than it does in person.
For the movement of this watch the company used their caliber 1111 mechanism, based on the ETA 2892-2, but worked up to officially certified chronometer standards. As Desmond points out ETA's movement has achieved an impressive reputation for quality, reliability, accuracy and precision.
Our watch presents beautifully and the dial has been previously perfectly refinished. The case has been previously polished and presents as scratch-free. A Master Watchmaker has just freshly serviced the movement. It continues to run nearly on par with a new Constellation in five chronometer testing positions.
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.
Country of origin: Switzerland
Model: Constellation, ref. ST 368.1075
Serial no.: 49,542,641
Year made: c. the second half of the 1980's.
Dial: Royal blue, steel applied spherical indexes, outer minute track, aperture for date, expertly refinished
Movement: Omega caliber 1111, an officially certified chronometer, gilt finished, 21 jewels
Case condition: Presents as scratch-free with signs of polishing
Crystal: Sapphire, mint condition
Dimensions: 36mm wide excluding
Hands: Original, steel luminescent batons
Band: Omega Constellation bracelet, steel, extension clasp, sized to fit a wrist up to approximately 7 5/8 inches, adjustable, presents as mint condition. If you need the bracelet lengthened, we have additional links in stock.
Serviced: Yes, freshly serviced 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 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.