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The 30-second summary.

Omega Constellations are a thing of beauty. They offer a touch of elegance and majesty in their artistic designs from the case down to the details on their dials. The C-cases in particular are extremely underrated, providing collector with a great value preposition. 

 

What's so special about the watch?

The dial screams out at you - a silver linen masterpiece that sets the backdrop for the applied Omega logo and the Constellation star in absolute grace.

 

This particular watch is quite unlike the other c-cases that I own in that it has no lume on the hands and dial. This gives a much dressier feel, like a man in a tuxedo.

 

What are the functions of the watch?

Time, day and date.

 

Let me tell you about the case...

The older collectors here call this one an 'abalone case' - and if you're famaliar with how the delicacy looks you'll agree with them. The meaty case on this Constellation is in excellent condition; you can tell because the bevel on the left and right sides are still nice and thick, and the satin finishes on the top are relatively free from scratches. The solid white gold bezel is also nice and sharp, free from any 'testing' marks made by collectors eager to prove its authenticity.

 

I got this watch off a collector, and he had protected the back medallion with a piece of sticker. Although I have since removed it (it tends to get stick over time) the caseback has remained in superb condition. The acrylic crystal is also a signed original.

 

And now the dial...

Silver linen dials are a thing of beauty, the cut lines on the dial catching and throwing light off in different directions to give the wearer a show whenever he sneaks a peek. Long hour batons are streaked with black onyx to match the hands, adding to the light play on the dial. 

 

At 12 and 6 are the two applied elements of the Omega and the Constellation Star, both complementing the silver hues on the dial. At 3 is the framed day-date window, providing a little utility into an otherwise aesthetically inclined dial.

 

Let's not forget the hands...

No lume dial, no lume hands. The time telling hands are slender and black, matching the baton hour markers to a tee.

"Stars" - 1960s Constellation C-Case Silver Linen

$1,480.00Price
  • Specifications

    • Ref. 168.019
    • Hour, minute and central sweeping seconds hands
    • Silver linen textured dial with applied indices
    • Day and date function
    • 34mm stainless steel case
    • 41mm lug-to-lug
    • 19mm lug width
    • Omega Cal. 751 automatic movement @ 19,800
    • Original Omega signed acrylic crystal
    • Aftermarket stainless steel milanese strap

     

    This watch will be shipped via FedEx International Door-to-Door.

    This is a vintage timepiece. Please expect signs of ageing and wear. Watch is checked to be in working condition when shipped. International sales are final; buyers are advised to ask all questions before purchase. Accuracy of watch cannot be guaranteed and there might be unexpected issues due to its age; servicing is recommended for practical everyday use.
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