We have here an early Omega Constellation from 1954. This 2782 model has such a lovely symmetry to the dial, emphasized by the cross hairs. The gilt bold and exaggerated arrow markers - gilt hour, minute and central seconds hands contribute to the classic 1950s design that Omega produced so perfectly. A small amount of aging to the dial gives no doubt to its originality and adds a lot of character to the watch.
The 35mm, stainless steel case has the trademark Constellation "dog leg" lugs and houses the Omega caliber 354, fully serviced by us and running strongly. We've paired the watch on its original Beads of Rice bracelet but it looks equally good on leather.
Founded by Louis Brandt in 1848, Omega started out as La Generale Watch Co., an unassuming, but international business. It wasn't until 1885, when the company had been taken over by Louis' sons, that the first mass-produced caliber, the Labrador, was released. By 1903, the company had renamed itself Omega and only two years later were they the official timekeepers at many sporting events across Switzerland. Omega stepped onto an international stage in 1932 as the official timekeepers at the Olympic Games in Los Angeles, the first of over 20 Olympic Games. Omega were one of the 12 companies, now known as the Dirty Dozen, commissioned to produce watches for the British Military during the Second World War. One of Omega's most iconic watches, the Seamaster, was introduced in 1948 to celebrate their 100th anniversary. Over 70 years later, it is still one of Omega's best selling watches. Omega made headlines in 1962 when Wally Schirra wore the Speedmaster as part of NASA's first crewed spaceflight programme, making the Speedmaster the first watch to enter space. It was only a few years before the Speedmaster became the official chronograph for the American space missions and was worn by Buzz Aldrin as well as the Apollo 13 crew. Omega are still involved with NASA and have been instrumental in creating vital pieces of equipment for space exploration. Omega's reputation continued to soar in the 1990s with Omega Seamaster worn by Pierce Brosnan as James Bond. As well as post-1995 James Bonds, Omega has been worn by the likes of Elvis Presley, John F. Kennedy, Prince William, Rory McIlroy, Ringo Starr, Michael Phelps, Cindy Crawford and George Clooney.
All Omega Constellations are 'Chronometer Officially Certified' watches, which means that they are tested to the highest possible level. Omega have called it "the most distinguished-title a watch may carry." In order to achieve this title, each of the 153 essential components that make up these watches undergo 360-hour accuracy and reliability tests and inspections.
This watch comes fully serviced by our on-site workshop and with our 12 month, non-waterproof service cover.
What we think
We are absolutely in love with this Omega Constellation. It is such an elegant and classic beauty. Perfect for the vintage watch newbie and can be switched from bracelet to strap at your leisure. A real vintage example with decades of character.
Age : 1951/1960
Specific Age : 1954
Case Size : 35mm
Case Thickness :
Lug to Lug :
Lugs : 18mm
Condition : Pre-Owned
Box & Papers : Original Box
Case Material : Stainless Steel
Service History : 12-Months NON-Waterproof Warranty