Points of Mention
This watch is sold with its original Omega box and original paperwork. The watch comes paired on a 19mm leather strap with an Omega reproduction buckle. The watch is from September 1969 and has come back from a full Omega Service, see the photos. The watch comes with our 12-Months NON-Waterproof Warranty.
Formerly known as the La Generale Watch Co. it was founded by Louis Brandt in La Chaux-de-Fonds in 1848. In 1903 they renamed the company Omega until 1982 when they officially changed their name to Omega SA. During WW1 Omega watches were used as official timekeepers for the Royal Flying Corps and the US Army. After stringent tests, NASA used Omega for all their Apollo missions including the 1969 Moon landing of Apollo 11. Today Omega is still an astronaut's first choice of timepiece. They are part of the Swiss Swatch Group. Omega first introduced the Constellation in 1952. At the time it was Omega's flagship timepiece. The first models had a Cal. 354 bumper movement in them. Later in 1955 Omega introduced the Automatic Cal. 50x, followed in 1959 by the Cal.55x (no date) and 56x (date) versions. Many of the Constellations came with pie-pan dials, diamond indexes, and fancy lug configurations. All the gold Constellations of that time have the Observatory of Geneva hand engraved on the back. The stainless steel and stainless steel/gold versions had a gold medallion on the back with the Observatory of Geneva. The eight stars above the Observatory stand for the many exploits of Omega in the world Chronometer competition. Celebrating the fact that all Constellations are Chronometer Certified.
Here we have a 1969 Omega Constellation Automatic 167.021 with a 33mm stainless steel case. The case curves over your wrist with a lug to lug length of 39mm and a case thickness of just 8mm. Its slim profile is elegantly tapered towards the lugs. On the right side is a signed crown. A slim stepped bezel holds a domed crystal above a sunburst silver dial. An outer minute track has applied baton indexes with a Tritium lume pip marking the hours. Slender pencil hands complemented by a tapered sweeping second hand. Text is precisely printed at 12 and 6 respectively. On the reverse, a screw-down case back with an embossed Observatory and eight stars in the center. Inside an Automatic Omega Cal. 712, 24 jewels, 19,800 beats per hour. This is the thinnest Automatic movement Omega ever made. It was in production from 1967 until 1976. The watch comes fitted on a 19mm leather strap with an Omega reproduction buckle and also comes with its Omega presentation box and paperwork.
It doesn't get much better than this for a vintage Constellation with its box and paperwork, plus an Omega service and warranty! The best part about vintage Omega is the value for money, whilst they have been gradually increasing in price each year, they still remain great value for how much watch you can get compared to other brands such as Rolex! I'd rather have a vintage Omega personally, especially one this good.