A fabulous Omega Constellation stainless steel automatic chronometer grade calendar wristwatch manufactured in 1966. In excellent overall condition, the case and dial present very well indeed and freshly oiled and adjusted movement runs strongly and keeps time. The watch is fitted with a genuine Omega crystal with the Omega logo etched into the centre. A new good quality leather strap has just been fitted so this watch is ready to wear. It is signed five times, on the case, dial, crown, crystal and movement.
The vintage Constellation was Omega's top of the range waterproof chronometer and today it remains one of the most ionic, sought after and collectible of all vintage watches. It is a high end model, produced to compete with other prestige watches made by its main competitors. A chronometer, as opposed to a chronograph (a stop watch), is a timepiece that has passed a series of stringent tests carried out by the world’s major observatories to demonstrate very accurate time keeping (hence the observatory emblem on the rear cover).
Dial: in excellent condition, finished in satin silver with hours marked by applied silver coloured batons. The dial is signed "Omega Automatic Chronometer Officially Certified Constellation Swiss Made". It also bears the Omega emblem and Constellation Star. The signed crystal is clean and clear and the hands are in good shape with some light tarnishing evident on close inspection. The dial has just been returned from professional restoration to a high standard back to as it looked when new.
Case: stainless steel, in great condition with the recessed crown bearing the Omega emblem. The case measures approximately 35 mm across and 40 mm from lug to lug. It shows the expected light marks from careful and probably infrequent use over the years but absolutely no signs of abuse, dents or scratches of any significance that I could see to draw to your attention. The back of the case displays the observatory emblem in the centre with all eight stars are visible.
Movement: Omega cal. 561 movement with 24 jewels, freshly oiled and adjusted by Richard my watchmaker, running strongly and keeping time with the calendar function working correctly. The serial number dates the watch to 1966.
Strap: generic brown leather crocodile grain strap. Fitted to the watch, it measures approximately 212 mm from buckle tip to last hole.