Omega ConstellationOmega Constellation

Omega Constellation Ref. 168.017SP

Here we have an Omega Constellation that is full of unique character.

For starters, a C-case like this always adds a very distinct look. It is something entirely different to your typical round cases. Combined with the smooth bezel, this makes for a seriously attractive case.

Then there is the dial. Silverwith a linen dial and fitted with beautiful vanilla-tone tritium. A broad aperture for the date complication, and an applied Omega logo and Constellation star complete a cool aesthetic.

Come and try it on at Reestraat 3 in Amsterdam. It might just be perfect for you!

€ 1.950

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Details
Brand Omega
Diameter 34 mm
Model Constellation
Bracelet/strap: Leather
Reference 168.017
Buckle/clasp Generic steel
Year of production (circa) 1968
Lug Width 18 mm
Material Steel
Set Content Watch only
Crystal Acrylic
Warranty 2 year (AWCo)
Dial color Silver
Movement Automatic
Backstory

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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Brand

Omega

Model

Reference

168.017

Year of production (circa)

1968

Material

Steel

Crystal

Acrylic

Dial color

Silver

Movement

Automatic

Diameter

34 mm

Bracelet/strap:

Leather

Buckle/clasp

Generic steel

Lug Width

18 mm

Set Content

Watch only