Omega Constellation 168.053Omega Constellation 168.053

Omega Constellation Ref. 168.053 14k B+P

The Omega Constellation Luxury Chronometer stands out as one of the most beloved and coveted timepieces in the Omega Constellation series. It’s the perfect choice for those seeking a distinctive and collectible wristwatch.

Powered by the meticulously crafted caliber 1001, this chronometer-certified timepiece is a true marvel beneath the surface. Encased in solid 14k yellow gold, the watch boasts a unique c-shaped case and an original gold bracelet in near New Old Stock (NOS) condition, adding to its allure. The entire watch exudes a special quality that sets it apart.

Positioned under marker six, you’ll find the engraving ‘OM SWISS MADE OM,’ with ‘OM’ representing ‘or massif,’ indicating that all components, including the dial, are made of gold. It’s an embodiment of the saying, ‘it is all gold you see shining.

Furthermore, this exceptional timepiece comes complete with its box and papers, adding an extra layer of completeness to the package.

€ 8.300

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Brand Omega
Movement Automatic
Model Constellation
Diameter 34 x 37
Reference 168.053
Bracelet/strap: 14k yellow gold
Year of production (circa) 1970
Lug Width 18 mm
Material 14k Yellow gold
Set Content Original box & papers
Crystal Acrylic
Warranty 2 year (AWCo)
Dial color Champagne

When Omega celebrated its centennial in 1948, it launched its first chronometer-rated wrist watch, the Centenary, to commemorate the event. The watch was an instant hit and in 1952, Omega decided it was time to expand its chronometer efforts. The Constellation was born as its top line of officially chronometer-rated watches.

The Constellation would be easily recognizable through a star on the dial and a caseback featuring an image of the Geneva observatory and eight stars. A nod to the accuracy records Omega set at the Kew-Teddington observatory in the 1930’s.

The first models featured bumper-automatics. A variation on the common free-spinning rotor, where the rotation is limited to 120 degrees, before the rotor hits a spring. This can be felt when handling the watch as a little bump. After four years, these calibers were replaced by free-spinning automatics.

The earlier models from the 1950’s and 1960’s featured the iconic pie-pan dial. The dial would slope down at an angle around its outer perimeter, providing a very cool sense of dimensionality. Since the look is reminiscent of the underside of a pie-pan, a nickname was quickly born. Halfway through the sixties, flat-dial versions slowly took over. The pie-pan remains a highly sought-after Constellation variant today.

In the 1970’s, all sorts of creative case shapes and integrated bracelets were launched. Different sizes were introduced for men and women. Countless dial variations were sold. Steel, gold and gold-cap versions can be found.

The Constellation is clearly Omega’s high end range. More effort was put into finishing techniques and accuracy. Where the Seamaster and Speedmaster lines were more about utility, the Constellation was (and still is) a tour-de-force in watchmaking precision.


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Year of production (circa)



14k Yellow gold



Dial color





34 x 37


14k yellow gold

Lug Width

18 mm

Set Content

Original box & papers