The Omega Constellation collection is one of the oldest watch collections, perfectly illustrating the manufacturer’s dedication to precision and timeless design. Today, the Constellation collection is one of the cornerstones of Omega’s catalog, covering a wide range of timepieces for men and women, as well as different sizes, materials, straps, movements, and configurations.
In this guide, we will outline everything you need to know about the history and evolution of the Omega Constellation collection. Like the rest of the brand’s collections, the Constellation is a large and diverse collection. Understanding the history of the Constellation collection is an important part of appreciating its current models and finding the right one for you. So, let’s take a closer look, shall we?
To understand the OMEGA Constellation best replica watches and its value in the marketplace, it is important to understand its history. Back in 1952, OMEGA first introduced the Constellation collection, the brand’s first mass-produced chronometer. Following the launch of the popular Centennial in 1948 (the brand’s first automatic chronograph), the Constellation was OMEGA’s effort to meet this new market-centered on precision, and it quickly became the brand’s flagship watch.
It should also be noted that for a brief period in the history of this watch (circa 1952-1956), the Constellation was known as the “Globemaster” in the United States. However, due to copyright issues with the Douglas Aircraft Company, which produced large transport aircraft of the same name at the time, OMEGA had to quickly drop the name. With this in mind, the name Globemaster will appear in the Constellation collection in 2015, almost 50 years later (but more on that later).
A few years later in 2018, the selection of women’s OMEGA Constellation watches has been expanded with a series of new models, including a repositioned date window, thinner lugs, polished bevels, and more stylized hands. This new collection also features a host of new dial variations, as do the men’s models, with the Globemaster and the traditional “Manhattan” inspired Constellation.
Regardless of the specific constellation model, you will find its case back engraved with a picture of the Geneva. Observatory sitting under a sky made up of eight stars. Each star represents an award won by OMEGA in a word chronometer competition.
The vintage OMEGA Constellation cases really do come in many variations. The earliest versions had these soft lines, the inwardly curved lugs, and that 10-sided winding crown or the round, fluted winding crown. Then there was the wider case of the late 1960s, which eventually gave way to a fully integrated bracelet. In terms of materials, you can choose from stainless steel models, along with two-tone versions, solid gold references, and even an ultra-rare platinum version.
There are also unusual rectangular cases such as the Constellation Ocean Stardust and Carre, as well as the famous Manhattan case that now forms the backbone of the entire OMEGA Constellation collection. Although the claws at the top of the Constellation bezel are now purely decorative, they are both aesthetically pleasing and one of the signature features of this iconic line of OMEGA luxury replica watches.
In the same way that the OMEGA Constellation collection is available in many different materials, the watches in this collection are also available in a wide range of sizes. Currently, in OMEGA’s current catalog, Constellation models are available with case diameters ranging from as small as 25 mm to as large as 41 mm.