Omega Constellation (C-Shape) from the 60’s

15 Posted by - februari 15, 2017 - Watches

A beautiful Omega Constellation 168.017 ‘C-Shaped’ gold chronometer with the Omega in house automatic caliber 584 movement. Together with the original and classic gold plated 1040/518 bracelet and guilloche dial this is a stunning combination from the 60’s. This particular watch is from 1969.

 

Background information on Omega Constellation C-Shape

In the earlier years of the sixties Omega developed the C-shaped Constellation which is designed by Gerald Genta. The first model was released in December 1964 as the model 168.009. The C-shaped models are from the international collection.

Produced in: 1964-1978

Case reference number: 168.009 which became 168.017 and 168.011, later on 168.029 and 168.029 with different case finishing and the last one 168.0056 and 168.0057

Movements: Automatic Cal.561, Cal.564 (quickset date), Cal.682, next movements are day-date: Cal.751 , Cal.1001, Cal.1011, Cal.1012, Cal.1021

Reference numbers with different dials: Silver and gold ‘glossy’dial, Silver and gold ‘Guilloche’ dial and later with “Constellation” written under the logo under 12:00

Case materials: Stainless steel case, Gold plated case, Gold capped case and Solid 18K gold case

Bracelets: Standard delivered with a leather strap, the metal bracelets were an option.  The most iconic metal bracelet for the C-shaped constellation is the brickwork bracelet with reference number 1040 with the 518 lug ends. The bracelet came in steel and gold plated styles. The watch was also offered with a range of Milanese bracelets.

 

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Reference: Omega-Constellation-Collectors.blogspot.com