New Members of Omega Constellation Family

Apr 21, 2009
In 2009, the Omega iconic Constellation collection has been joined by a wide range of new models. The design of the new timepieces is based on the Constellation Manhattan watch introduced in 1982. The newly designed watches are characterized by remarkable refinement and new dials. The new range comprises timepieces powered by in-house Omega self-winding movements incorporating the brands revolutionary Co-Axial escapement.

The new Omega Constellation watches have been created in five sizes, with small-sized cases measuring 24mm and 27mm in diameter, medium-sized cases - 31mm and 35mm in diameter, and 38mm models. The timepieces are crafted in stainless steel, 18K yellow or pink gold. There are also models combining steel and 18K gold, including diamond-adorned models.

The bezel of the watches is worth special attention as it incorporates the signature "Griffes" or claws inherited from the original models and initially developed not for the sake of striking aesthetics but to provide the watch with proper water-resistance. The refined claws are now broader and show a more rounded profile.

As for the dials of the new Omega Constellation watches, they have been conceived in a variety of colors - silver, black, champagne, mother of pearl, and chocolate brown. The dials demonstrate an elegant guilloche pattern radiating outward from the applied Constellation star positioned at 6 o'clock.

The time is indicated by polished "Dauphine Plume" hands in rhodium-plated steel or 18K gold. The hands are Super-LumiNova-coated to provide perfect readability. The dial of every timepiece is shielded by a sapphire crystal.

The 2009 Omega Constellation watches are animated by a variety of movements depending on the size of the model. The models with 24mm and 27mm cases are equipped with the quartz caliber 1376, while the 35mm version is powered by the 1532 quartz caliber, or the self-winding 2500 caliber incorporating the Co-Axial Escapement.

The 31mm and 38mm versions are animated by the in-house 8520/8521 and 8500/8501 calibers offering a range of exclusive technical and aesthetic characteristics. These are a full balance bridge, the Co-Axial Escapement for reduced friction, and the rotor and bridges embellished with a signature "Cotes de Geneve en Arabesques" pattern.

The Omega Constellation 2009 watches boast 100-meter water resistance.

The new Constellation models are presented on the re-designed "Mono Rang" bracelet to guarantee supreme comfort of wearing. The bracelet, built from horizontal links, is fitted with the triple deployant security clasp.

Look through a fine range of Omega Constellation watches:

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