|Movement||Omega Automatic Chronometer Cal 551|
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Ref: 14381 6 SC
Here we are lucky to present an incredible example of a 60s Omega Constellation, arguably one of Omega's most iconic, high quality and collectable lines for the 50s and 60s.
Omega Constellations focused on quality and design, with chronometer movements, shapely cases, cross hair pie pan dials and gold medallions in the case back. Due to a large rise in popularity of these models many of them have een restored or made up from different parts. Nearly all the Constellation Pie Pans we see have wrong parts, poorly repainted dials or are re=cased.
This watch has a completely original dial and shows a soft even creamy brown patina, cross hair design with applied baton hour markers have aged lume at their bases and the dauphine hands have aged lume fully intact (a nice touch as original lume often perishes).
The stainless steel case is unpolished, with long, curved attached lugs, screw down case back and gold medallion. This is also unpolished. With many Constellations the case back is often polished and the stars on the observatory become faint, the medallion on this case however is very clear.
The crown is a 'Seamaster type' which was used in some 60s models rather than just the decagonal design exclusively used in the 50s.
This watch comes on a later 'Beads of Rice' (BoR) Omega bracelet from the 70s (it's likely this would have come out of the factory on a leather strap). This style strap is a popular choice for these models.
This watch uses the Omega Automatic Chronometer Cal 551 movement.
This has 24 jewels and a 50 hour power reserve.
Frequency of 19800 bph.
The watch is in very good original condition. The case is unpolished so shows some light wear. The dial shows clear ageing and the strap is also unpolished. The movement has had a recent full service so is clean and keeps excellent time. Crystal replaced and scatch free.
Omega Constellation 'Pie Pan' Automatic Chronometer Circa 1960.
If you are not local to us, we are happy to post your watch to you, fully insured next day delivery at buyers expense (between £8 and £12).
While all care is taken to ensure every watch functions perfectly well, occassionally when worn on the wrist they can behave slightly differently. If any issues occur within the 30 days after purchase we are happy to refund or repair the watch hassle free.