1969 Omega Constellation "C Case" Automatic Chronometer Rare Day / Date Model 168.019 Full Set

Product Code: AWCOM1384

Availability:In stock

This Watch

We always have a great Constellation or two in stock but this is the first complete full set 168.019 in hardly used , unpolished condition. It really is a remarkable example and the best i have seen in 29 Years. On the original Brick type link stainless steel No12 ref 1040 Bracelet and 518 End shuts. Omega officially certified chronometer timepiece with date and day function. The most spectacular original linen effect dial and straight, onyx type hands and batons. Rare original unpolished super sharp condition with that bracelet option can also be a leather if you like to switch out. A unbeatable example which has had a handful of wears and only New old stock would beat this Omega case reference 168.019 Example

in house, signed Omega chronometer rated calibre 751 with quick date change, all in a 35mm screw back case comes with its original chronometer certificate - Wallet and booklets box and outer all superfine condition

A classic design and  excellent example of a tried and tested favourite from the 1960s.


Extra Points 

Formerly known as the La Generale Watch Co. it was founded by Louis Brandt in La Chaux-de-Fonds in 1848. In 1903 they renamed the company Omega until 1982 when they officially changed their name to Omega SA. They are part of the Swiss Swatch Group. Louis Brandt, who established the firm in 1848 in La Chax de Fonds. In 1903, the company changed it's name to Omega, becoming the only watch brand in history to have been named after one its own movements. A full-fledged manufacturer of highly accurate, affordable and reliable watches, its sterling reputation enabled them to be chosen as the first watch company to time the Olympic Games beginning in 1932. Its continued focus on precision and reliability ultimately led their Speedmaster chronograph to be chosen by the NASA in 1965, the first watch worn on the moon.

Constellation was initially released as model 168.009 in December 1964. The first C-Shapes, designed by Gérald Genta, were indeed powered by the non-quickset date calibre 561 and examples of calibre 561-powered Cs were produced until around the middle of 1966. Somewhere during the history of this model (quite early if available evidence is to be believed) the model description morphed into case number 168.017. Many cases from the earlier production period can be seen with the number 168.009/017 or with both numbers stamped on the inner case back. Later calibre 564 C-Shape case backs often show only 168.017. This particular watch is the rarer day / date version, model  1680019 with chronometer caliber 751. Constellations powered by calibre 564 started reaching the shops in the first half of 1966: the C-Shaped and 35mm round models being the earliest cases to house the movement. Also housing calibre 564 was the new monocoque (one shell) series that featured the some of last of the pie pan dials along with more contemporary flat dials.

What we think

The Omega Constellation is a favourite among collectors. This classic 1960s / 70s vintage watch is one of the finest we have seen in 29 years. Purchased by us from the family of the original owner who obviously cared for his possessions. This full set example does not fail to impress in person and you can purchase with full peace of mind.  If you're looking for the best of the best example thrn this is it. Not only that but its also a fantastic looking attractive and reliable vintage watch, you'd be pushed to find a better example Anywhere!

About as good a vintage high grade, preowned Omega officially certified chronometer as you will find. All original and unpolished with bracelet option.  Fully serviced by us in our on site workshop and running strongly. Perfect for the vintage watch collector and can be switched from bracelet to strap at your leisure. A rare dial to find and extra bracelet option - a real find! Plus, the day/date version for those who need to know what day it really is!


Spec Stuff

Serial : 27631384****
Reference : 168.019
Movement :  Cal 751, 24 Jewels
Age : 1960/69
Specific Age : 1969 (Sold 18th Sept 1969)
Case Size : 35mm
Case Thickness : 12mm
Lug to Lug :
Lugs :
Condition :
Pre-Owned Hardy used
Box & Papers :
Box-outer box-Papers and chronometer cert - Full set
Case Material :
 Stainless Steel
Service History :
 12-Months NON-Waterproof service cover 

1969 Omega Constellation "C Case" Automatic Chronometer Rare Day / Date Model 168.019 Full Set