|Model:||Constellation steel golden hour markers non date|
|Dimensions:||34mm diameter; 11mm thickness|
|Bracelet/Strap:||WRIST ICONS leather strap made by Jean Paul Menicucci|
|Box/Paper:||Handmade Leather Travel Pouch IF ordered at WRIST ICONS|
Omega Constellation 14381-7-SC from1959 steel golden hour markers non date
This is a rare opportunity to purchase a perfect example of a stainless steel and Omega Constellation with a very nice non date cross hair dial with golden hour markers.
In 1948 Omega introduced the Centenary, an automatic wristwatch chronometer to celebrate Omega’s one-hundredth anniversary. The original Centenary was produced in limited quantities (6000 in total, 2000 using the caliber 28.10mm movement and 4000 using the caliber 30.10mm). However, according to Omega, the Centenary was so successful that they started developing a successor that would be produced in large quantities and become a collection on its own.. The Constellations were introduced as a new line-up of watches with chronometer movements to be produced in series.
The Constellation was originally introduced in 1952 and quickly became a best-seller for Omega. Omega Constellation have always been a symbol of luxury. The Constellation has a high performance automatic movement combined with an elegant and a refined exterior. On the dial: the name Constellation, highlighted by an applied gold star. On the case back: the famous medallion featuring anobservatory crowned by a constellation of eight stars, evoking the numerous exploits of Omega in world chronometer competition.
A specific 14381-7-SC is a stellar all-original Omega Constellation Automatic chronometer from around 1959. It features stamped original patinated rail track dial, elegantly understated gold batons and hands. Its famous 551 caliber chronometer automatic movement which has been fully serviced and regulated. The 34mm case – stainless steel and capped in18ct rose gold – features the cupola of the Geneva Observatory on the back, crowned by eight stars. We’ve fitted a new brown crocodile strap.
A little history: described in a late 1950s advert as ‘For the man who already has a watch’, the Omega Constellation marque epitomises luxurious precision and a golden era of watchmaking. The marque was launched in 1952 as a new family of automatic chronometer watches. Omega had just reset its own record for precision in 1951, and the eight stars on the Constellation case back celebrate the company’s substantial chronometric achievements at the world’s observatories over the previous two decades – including a clean sweep breaking the record for precision in every category in 1931. Constellations are known affectionately as ‘Connies’ to their loyal fans.
This reference has a 24-jewel caliber 551 automatic movement adjusted to 5 positions and temperature. This Constellation has a sunburst silvered pie-pan dial with applied black accented gilt baton hour markers, black inner minute divisions with five minute markers, original faceted Tritium dauphine hand set and center seconds, date aperture at 3. It has a polished round stainless steel case, with lyre-shaped lugs case and a screw down back, fitted on WRIST ICONS leather strap. The case, crown, dial, movement are all Omega signed.
This specific watch is an stainless steel Omega
Constellation, Ref: 14381 -1-SC, the movement has engraved the number 170085xx. This movement number dates this watch back to circa 1959. This particular Omega Constellation has just undergone a check by our watchmaker. It keeps good time but I would recomment a service. We can arrange that for you.
As with all of our pre-owned watches this watch comes with a full 12 month WRIST ICONS warranty that will be invoked from the day of purchase.
Reference: 14381 -1-SC
Year: Circa 1959
Movement No: 170085xx signed Omega
Case: It has a polished stainless steel case with screw down case back
Dimensions: 34mm diameter; 11mm thickness
Dial: original untouched sunburst pie-pan cross hair dial with applied Tritium baton hour markers, black inner track minute divisions with five minute markers, original faceted Tritium dauphine hand set and center seconds
Caliber: caliber 551 automatic movement, 24 jewels, frequency 19800 A/h, power reserve: 50 hours
Bracelet/Strap: fitted on a new WRIST ICONS leather strap made by Jean Paul Menicucci comes with extra strap with Omega golden plated buckle
Lug Width: 17mm