A fabulous Omega Constellation stainless steel automatic chronometer wristwatch manufactured in 1960. In amazing original unrestored condition, the case and factory original dial present very well indeed on the wrist and the freshly oiled and adjusted movement runs strongly and keeps time. The back of the watch bears the observatory emblem in 14K solid gold. This timepiece 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: factory original in amazing condition. I hardly ever see an unrestored dial on a watch nearing 60 years old with harly any patina. It is finished in antique white with hours marked by applied gold coloured batons with black inserts. The hands are in good shape. The dial is signed "Omega Automatic Chronometer Constellation Swiss Made ". It also bears the Omega emblem and Constellation Star. The Omega crystal with the Omega emblem etched into the centre is clean and clear.
Case: stainless steel, in great condition measuring approximately 34 mm across, excluding the signed crown and 41 mm from lug to lug. The back of the case displays the 14K solid gold observatory emblem in the centre with all eight stars are visible. Looking inside the rear cover it is signed "Omega". The case shows the expected signs of careful use over the years but absolutely no signs of abuse, dents or scratches of any significance that I could see to point out to you.
Movement: beautifully crisp and clean cal. 551 Omega signed fully automatic chronometer grade movement with 24 jewels and adjustment to five positions and temperature for chronometer accuracy. Please study the photo. It looks pretty much as it when it came off the factory bench. Freshly oiled and adjusted by a master watchmaker, it is running well and keeping time. The serial number, dates the watch to 1960.
Strap: new generic brown leather crocodile strap. Fitted to the watch, it measures approximately 211 mm from buckle tip to last hole.