Constellation is the benchmark
Screw-in stainless steel case-back with yellow gold observatory medallion
Serviced (not signed) crystal
Fully original stainless steel Omega signed crown
Original Omega signed chronometer caliber 551 automatic movement.
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.