WHY IS THIS WATCH IMPORTANT
Omega Constellation is an icon on its own, the line has been one of the longest-running watches out there, in the last years the tendency is prone to smaller watches and these pieces are getting more and more attention.
The line was introduced to showcase OMEGA's craftsmanship through a classic design housing high-grade movements. The dial is equipped with a star on the button, as a reference to constellations. And on the case-back, the Observatory Logo is used to remind the Omega’s award-winning movements that were evaluated at the Kew Observatory in 1933 and 1936.
Omega released the first Constellation in 1952, and in 1964 Omega introduced the third evolution of the line, the widely called C-Shape case, the design was directed by the one and only Gérald Genta, yes, the same one who designed the Patek Philippe Nautilus and the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak.
This unique piece was sold in Amsterdam by the jeweler Bernard Schipper N.V in 1969 according to the original Omega Guarantee included.
This watch is in NEW OLD STOCK condition, the dial is in outstanding and pristine shape, as clean as it gets, and the markers and hands are complete with all the tritium fill intact. The case has very few micro-scratches probably from sitting on a drawer for a long time and from opening and closing the case back, The Observatory emblem is as sharp as it gets.
The watch was just fully serviced and keeps a good time.
THE FINE PRINT
Reference: SP 168.017
Caliber: Omega self-winding Cal. 564
Material: Stainless steel
Dimensions: 35mm diameter; 11mm thickness
Crystal: Originally signed plexiglass
Lume: Yes, Tritium
Bracelet/Strap: Omega, stainless steel brick bracelet, stamped “No. 12”
Lug width: 19mm
Box/Papers: Yes, original guarantee.
-This watch was photographed on a 6.9 inch / 175mm wrist.