We have here a stunning Omega Constellation that is 1960s/70s defined. We are in love with the gloss, green dial that looks almost black in some lights. The incredible thing with this dial is that it has aged in such a way it has created a spider web/crazy paving effect that makes us go weak at the knees! We'd gladly just gaze at this all day, but we have been blessed with also having the date function at 3 o'clock and sleek, stick markers and stick hour, minute and sweeping central hands. The dial is signed 'Constellation, Automatic' at 12 o'clock, with an applied Omega logo and 'Omega, Chronometer, Officially Certified' at 6.
The 35mm, stainless steel rectangular case is a comfortable wear. Inside is the automatic Omega caliber 1001, with quick date change, fully serviced by us and running strongly. We've kept this watch on its original, integrated, flat-brick link bracelet to keep it in the sporty category.
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.
This watch comes fully serviced by our on-site workshop and with a 12 month, non-waterproof service cover.
What we think
The Omega Constellation is a favourite among collectors and they love the unique effect of a spider dial. This 1960s vintage watch is one of the finest we have seen in some years and our favourite Constellation reference from that period. If you're looking for an affordable, attractive and reliable vintage watch, you'd be pushed to find a better example.
Age : 1961/1970
Specific Age : 1969
Case Size : 35mm
Case Thickness : 12mm
Lug to Lug : 40mm
Lugs : 19mm
Condition : Pre-Owned
Box & Papers : No
Case Material : Stainless Steel
Service History : 12-Months NON-Waterproof service cover