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A fabulous Omega Constellation chronometer wristwatch manufactured 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. In very good overall condition, the case and dial present very well and the chronometer grade movement runs strongly and keeps time. This timepiece is signed four times, on the case, dial, crown 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 collectable 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.
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).
Dial: finished in black enamel with hours marked by applied gold coloured batons. The dial is signed "Omega Automatic Chronometre Officially Certified Constellation". It also bears the Omega emblem and Constellation Star. The crystal is clean and clear. The dial has been professionally restored within the last few years.
Case: 14 carat gold bezel with 14 carat solid gold shell over stainless steel lugs, in good condition measuring approximately 34 mm across, excluding the signed crown and 43 mm from lug to lug. The stainless steel screw back cover displays the 14K solid 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.
Movement: cal. 505 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 black leather lizard grain strap which attached to the watch measures approximately 210 mm from buckle tip to last hole.