Vintage Omega Constellation Steel and Gold Capped Dress Watch - Model 168.005 - c.1966
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.
Case: Stainless Steel
Dial: Satin Ivory
Crystal: Omega Signed Plexi
Movement type: Mechanical Automatic
Waterproof: When new
Power reserve: Approx. 50hrs
Model Reference Number: 168.005
Date of issue: circa.1966
Guarantee: 12 months by VWS
Lug width: 18mm
Lug height: (lug to lug) 43mm
Wrist size: Adjustable Strap