Omega Constellation with Day-Date - Model Reference 168.029 - 18K Gold - Solid Gold Linen Textured Dial - 1969
A Beautiful 18k Gold Constellation 'C' Case Dated 1969 with a Stunning Linen Textured Solid Gold Dial, Gold Applied Furniture and Day and Date Complication. Model Ref: BA168.029
The history of the Constellation line is very rich, it's one of Omega's oldest collections. The name stems from Omegas chronometer observatory-based testing. Observatory testing typically lasted for one to two months and contained accuracy tests that were possibly more taxing than modern-day methods.
Still, part of the Omega lineup today, the Constellation remains the pinnacle of the Omega dress watch collection with many grand and prestigious models having been released and enjoyed since the models' inception in 1952.
What’s On Offer
The epitome of style and sophistication, transcending time and fleeting trends, the classic vintage gold dress watch from Omega will simply never go out of style. An utterly charming Omega Constellation with a solid gold linen textured dial and luxurious gold applied furniture including baton hour indices and elegant pencil hands with stylish Oynx inserts. A gold-rimmed day and date aperture is perfectly at home at 3 o'clock and the applied Omega signature sits proudly at 12. Signed Constellation at 6 o'clock with an applied gold star, the caseback also boasts the observatory emblem which is synonymous with the Constellation range - this is still sharp with all 8 stars still intact.
The case is in superb condition, you certainly wouldn't dream this watch is over 50 years old! The nomenclature “C-Shape” is derived from C the third letter in the alphabet; the design being the third iteration of the Omega Constellation collection, and the case shape and lugs resembling two letter Cs: one a correctly formed C - the other its mirror image. The design of the C-Shape Constellation reflected an emerging trend in the early 1960s toward bigger watches and this example is substantial at over 36mm. The solid gold case back features the Constellation Observatory emblem, and this is also in excellent and sharp condition.
At 36.5mm, this is the perfect dress watch size, it looks great on the wrist and the warmth of the gold offers a beautifully opulent aesthetic fit for any occasion. This is a truly beautiful watch brimming with charisma, we LOVE it!
Case: 18K Yellow Gold
Dial: 18k Textured Gold
Bracelet: Leather Band
Movement Type: Mechanical
Power reserve: 50hrs
Model Reference: 168.029
Date of issue: 1969
Warranty: 12 Months by VWS
Width (without crown): 36.5mm
Lug width: 19mm
Lug height: (lug to lug) 39.5mm
Wrist size: Adjustable