SOLD OMEGA CONSTELLATION Gents Vintage Automatic Chronometer Calendar Watch 1959

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A fabulous Omega Constellation rose gold chronometer calendar wristwatch manufactured nearly 60 years ago in 1959. The bezel is made of 14K solid gold, the lugs are 14 carat solid gold shell (a thick sheet of solid gold bonded to stainless steel, not gold plate) and the back of the watch, which is made of stainless steel, bears the observatory emblem in 14K solid gold. The watch comes with a new good quality leather strap fitted with an Omega buckle. In very good overall condition, the case and dial present very well and the chronometer grade movement runs strongly and keeps time with the calendar function operating correctly. This timepiece is signed five times, on the case, dial, crown, movement and buckle.

The vintage Constellation is a beautiful, rugged and reliable watch, still suitable for everyday wear. 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).

It 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. They have shot up in value over the last couple of years or so and when you look at the price of a new Omega watch, now nearing £2000 for a basic model, it is little wonder why. And if you look at the current model range, in my opinion the vintage models eclipse anything you will see new in high end stores.

Dial: finished in satin silver with hours marked by applied rose gold coloured batons. The dial is signed "Omega Automatic Chronometer Officially Certified Constellation Calendar". It also bears the Omega emblem and Constellation Star. The Omega crystal is clean and clear. The dial is showing very light patina.

Case: 14 carat solid rose gold bezel with 14 carat solid rose gold shell over stainless steel lugs, in good condition measuring approximately 34 mm across, excluding the signed crown and 45 mm from lug to lug. The stainless steel screw back cover displays the 14K solid rose gold observatory emblem in the centre with all eight stars are visible. Looking inside cover it is signed "Omega". The case shows the inevitable signs of use over the years but no signs of abuse, dents or scratches of any significance that I could see to point out to you. The crown has been replaced at some time with the correct style for the period in yellow gold.

Movement: cal. 504 Omega fully automatic chronometer grade movement with 24 jewels and adjustment to five positions and temperatures for chronometer standard accuracy. It is running well and keeping time. The serial number, dates the watch to 1959.

Strap: generic brown leather lizard grain strap fitted with an Omega buckle. Attached to the watch, the strap measures approximately 212 mm from buckle tip to last hole.

SOLD OMEGA CONSTELLATION Gents Vintage Automatic Chronometer Calendar Watch 1959

Omega Gents Vintage Automatic Watch