Vintage Omega Constellation Jumbo 168.001 Gold Cap 1966

2,750

A rare watch in a rare configuration, complemented by a rare buckle. That’s the best way to describe this 37mm jumbo Constellation, type “168.001”. Watches with this designation were only produced for a very limited period in the 1960’s. Adding to the rarity as a consequence of the short production period, this particular model is gold capped – which makes a similar watch to this one even rarer to find. Usually paired with a 16mm buckle, our offering has a 18 mm gold plated buckle, nicely balancing out the jumbo case diameter on your wrist. For the era, the size of 37mm made this watch a true behemoth. However, with average case diameters moving up through the decades, the case size now still perfectly fits in the modern era.
At the heart of this extremely rare combination of classic Constellation features, beats a no.561 Omega movement. This movement features modern traits like a date complication and 24 jewels making this beautiful and rare watch from the 1966 perfect for you 2021 day-to-day life.

What we love:
-Original crystal, rare 18mm gold plated buckle, and crown
-Great condition overall
-Rare jumbo case size

What you should know:
-The watch was serviced last year

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Guaranteed Authentic, all watches are just checked, and serviced when necessary, by one of our master watchmakers. A one of a kind, exceptional example of vintage craftsmanship. Your watch purchase includes a luxury VM watch box to make this special moment even more special. 

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Description

Extremely rare
Jumbo Constellation

Checked on all functions and works perfectly

Case

Stainless steel case-back with golden observatory medallion, Gold capped bezel and lugs

Glass

Original Omega signed acrylic crystal

vintage Omega constellation 168001 jumbo watch gold capped

Crown

Original Omega decagonal crown

Movement

Original Omega signed caliber 561 automatic chronometer movement

OMEGA Constellation

First appearing in 1952, the Constellation was designed to be Omega’s main watch. This was the brand’s first mass-produced chronometer grade wristwatch and the brainchild of designer René Bannwart. The Constellation was originally called the ‘Globemaster’ in the USA, though it was dropped in 1956 as Douglas Aircraft, manufacturers of the huge transport planes of the same name, held the trademark on the name.

Additional information

Brand

Omega

Dial

Factory Original

Case Material

Gold Capped

Movement Type

Case Diameter

Dial Color

White

Availability

In Stock

Caliber

Exact Year

Reference