Vintage Omega Constellation 1959 with BOR bracelet and flat dial

1,600

A true beauty in top grade stainless steel. This Omega constellation from 1959 (17xxxxxx) is a class apart. Inimitable in its elegance and simplicity. Unbeatable in its accuracy. The Omega constellation is a keeper for many collectors and therefore hard to find in good condition. This “connie”, with its original Omega signed RG 8220 Beads of Rice bracelet, comes with an extra special crown. Instead of the usual decagonal constellation crown this vintage piece comes with the original and rare thin scallop crown which is the correct crown for this reference. The reference number is 14381-8 SC. To add to the value, this watch comes with the original, untouched flat dial with original faceted golden Dauphine hand set and original golden hour marks with onyx inlays. The diameter is approximately 34.5 mm excluding crown and 43 mm from lug to lug. The stainless steel, screw-in, case-back is fully original and has a golden observatory medallion inlay. To finish it off in style, this vintage watch houses an Omega in-house automatic caliber 551 officially certified chronometer movement. All in all a great addition to every collection. A collector’s wet dream. A piece that will be passed on to many generations to come!

 

What we love:

  • Rare and elegant flat original dial
  • Fully original, period and reference correct BOR bracelet
  • Fully original, period and reference correct scallop crown
  • Beautiful contract between the stainless steel case and yellow gold details

What you should know:

  • Serviced crystal
  • This watch has been checked by our expert watchmakers. No service has been performed

 

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Description

Unusual yet
very elegant

Constellation is the benchmark

Case

Screw-in stainless steel case-back with yellow gold observatory medallion

Glass

Serviced (not signed) crystal

vintage Omega Constellation watch 14381-8 SC front

Crown

Fully original stainless steel Omega signed crown

Movement

Original Omega signed chronometer caliber 551 automatic movement.

THE MODEL

The Omega Constellation was first released in 1952. Essentially the successor of the Centenary watch, which was released as part of Omega’s 100th anniversary. The Constellation was named in honor of the Constellation fighter jet that flew during the second world war. The Constellation was first available in yellow gold, rose gold and steel as well as three finishing options (Standard, Deluxe and Grand Luxe). The iconic observatory medallion referred to the location of the chronometer trials. The eight stars that surround it stand for the eight chronometric records that Omega broke in 1931.

The first Constellations were fitted with the Omega caliber 35x Bumper Automatic movement. In 1955, Omega replaced this with the full rotor Caliber 50x series which are still regarded as one of the best calibers ever made. The “Connie” has been Omega’s flagship watch for years and is still amazingly popular among collectors.

 

Additional information

Brand

Omega

Caliber

Dial

Factory Original

Case Material

Stainless Steel

Movement Type

Reference

Case Diameter

Exact Year

Dial Color

Champagne, White

Availability

SOLD

Time Period

1950-1959