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Vintage Omega Constellation Steel and Gold Capped Dress Watch - Model 168.005 - c.1966

$1,616.00 USD
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Omega Constellation, Steel Cased Dress Watch with Date- Model 168.005 - Rare Gold Capped Dog Leg Lugged Version  - c.1966 - with Cal.561 Movement

The history of the Constellation line is very rich, it's one of Omega's oldest collections. The name stems from Omegas chronometre 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.

Two principle features distinguish the first members of the collection: The Constellation signature and a star above the 6 o’clock marker, and a sealed case back with a medallion featuring the Geneva Observatory and eight stars. 

The model was first introduced to the market in 1952 as a men's chronometer and has gone under numerous transformations over the years. From the 1950s pie-pans to the much slimmer quartz watches which were popular in the 1970s, the collection amalgamates in 1982 with the Constellation Manhattan and its iconic claws.

What’s On Offer 

An outstanding example of this classic model, the satin ivory dial is set off exquisitely by the gold baton hour markers. The 'dog leg' lugs compliment the dial with their unusual shape, beating inside the steel case is the caliber 561 movement, a well-respected workhorse of a movement from Omega. This watch runs well, keeps excellent time, and is in fantastic condition and even still has its original Omega signed plexiglass fitted along with an Omega signed G.P. crown! Understated elegance all day long from this timeless classic. 

Additional information

Made from

Case:
Stainless Steel

Dial: Satin Ivory

Crystal: Omega Signed Plexi

Bracelet: Leather 

Technical specifications

Winding: Automatic/Manual 

Movement type:
Mechanical Automatic

Calibre:
561

Jewels:
24j

Waterproof:
When new

Power reserve: Approx. 50hrs

Purchase details 

Condition: Excellent

Model Reference Number: 
168.005

Date of issue: circa.1966

Guarantee:
12 months by VWS

Dimensions

Width:
34mm

Lug width:
18mm

Lug height: (lug to lug)
43mm

Wrist size: Adjustable Strap