Omega, "Constellation, Automatic, Officially Certified Chronometer",Ref. 168.005. Made circa 1960's. Fine, center seconds, self-winding, water-resistant, stainless steel wristwatch with date. Fitted with an Omega signed stainless steel bracelet.
Case: Three-body, polished, faceted lugs, flat bezel, screw-down case back with Constellation logo.
Dial: Satiné silver, “pie-pan” with faceted steel and black baton indexes, aperture for the date. Steel and black dauphine hands.
Movement: Caliber 561, rhodium-plated, 24 jewels, straight-line lever escapement, monometallic balance adjusted to 5 positions and temperatures, shock absorber, self compensating flat balance spring, micrometer regulator.
Dial, case and movement signed.
Diameter 34 mm. Thickness 10 mm.
Omega celebrated its 100th Anniversary with the introduction of the "Centenary", a wristwatch which was one of the earliest model marketed as a Limited Edition. The watch was well received by the public and was rapidly sold. To follow up on the success of the Centenary, Omega introduced a watch with similar design elements.
The Constellation was introduced in 1952, the name was taken from Astronomy but also from the popular civilian aircraft of the early 1950's. The model was introduced in Steel, rose and yellow gold with different level of finishing and was the top end of Omega watches.
The steel Constellation 168.005 is considered one of Gerald Genta early design along the Universal Geneve Polerouter. The watch offered is in extra mint condition with a rare bracelet combination.