1970s Omega Constellation 18k Yellow Gold Wristwatch



Vintage Omega Constellation 18k Yellow Gold Wristwatch, circa 1970s.

This is a rare Omega Constellation chronometer automatic XL case in solid 18k yellow gold. It is rare to find one in such great condition with minimal signs of wear.  The case is 39mm by 33mm with brushed finish and an integral bracelet.

The movement is a 23 jewel automatic movement.

WEIGHT: 138.8 grams

Additional info:  Swiss Made Omega Constellation Automatic Chronometre, with reference number 166.059. Introduced in 1969, it was the first Omega to feature an integrated bracelet in the case design and has been lovingly dubbed the "TV watch", as the shape of the case somewhat resembles a 60's television. The case and bracelet are entirely made of 18k yellow gold, and so is the dial: the "OM Swiss Made OM" can be found underneath the 6 O'Clock position, with OM standing for Or Massif or "solid gold" in French. It's a very hefty watch quite literally worth its weight in gold: the total weight of the watch is around 138.8 grams.  

Inside the 33 by 39mm case, we find a dial with mostly gold accents, black non-numeral indices and black baton style hands. A calendar window can be found at the 3 O'Clock position. It is powered by a high quality Chronometre-grade automatic movement, the Omega Cal. 1001. The original yellow gold bracelet and clasp (1155/146) allow this watch to be worn on a wrist with a maximum circumference of around 7.5'.