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Stainless Steel and Gold Capped
Here we are excited to offer one of Omegas finest vintage dress watches, the Constellation Ref 168.005. This is a beautifully designed timepiece with applied gold features, a thick gold capping on the case, a gold observatory medallion on the case back and a very attractive chronometer certified movement.
The dial is a subtle satin finish silver, with applied Omega logo, hour markers and star above 6, all in gold. The dauphine hands provide an elegant finish to this dial. There is also a gold bordered date aperture at 3 (quickset via pulling out crown to position 2 and pushing back in).
The gold capped case measures 34mm which wont look out of place on small or large wrists. The 'dog leg' lugs are relatively long so give this a slightly bigger feel on the wrist as well as the thicker case (due to it being an automatic and needing to house a rotor too).
The crystal is original Omega signed and is in excellent condition.
The case back shows the gold medallion which (14kt). What is important to notice here is that it has not been polished and all the observatory and stars are very clear. Many exampes of this case back have been polished and the details of the medallion are much less clear.
The 60's 5XX movements are often considered Omegas finest movements and with the copper plating, giving a rose-gold colour it's a beautiful thing to see when the screw down case back is removed!
This example comes on a black leather Omega strap with a gold plated buckle.
This watch uses the Omega Automatic Chronometer Certified Cal 564.
This has 24 jewels and a 50 hour power reserve (this may differ however due to age).
Frequency of 19,800bph.
The dial is perfectly clean and appears to been in complete original condition with very sharp font printing and nothing to suggest any restoration. The hands and hour markers are also very clean, as well as the crystal which is scrqtch free to the naked eye.
The gold capping on the case is very thick so though it has very minimal signs of wear the gold will likely never wear through.
The case back appears to have seen very little time on anyones wrist.
The movement is clean and keeping excellent time.
The original signed crown winds, sets time and date perfectly well and also shows no wear to the gold.
Water resistane is not guaranteed.
This watch is displayed at the Bridge House Antiques Market and we are also happy to post at buyers expense.