This Omega Constellation MegaQuartz is a perfect watch for me, 1970’s design perfection! A TV shaped case and dial, all stainless, due to the tapering bracelet that almost looks integrated. Sporting an Omega logo on the bracelet clasp. The watch and bracelet weigh in at a substantial 122 grams sized for my 7¼”. ‘Constellation’ in astronomy, the term refers to a group of stars whose movement through the celestial vault is consistent and predictable. What better name could there be for a production of watches whose name became synonymous with the world’s chronometers. The 1970s saw the introduction of quartz technology in the wristwatch and this also applied to the Constellation line.
The vertically brushed silver/white toned dial, looks wonderful in all light conditions. Including raised baton markers that are angled make a perfect circumference for the delicate hands. A perfectly centred day/date at 3 o’clock, finished off with a raised Omega logo at 12 o’clock with a deep red almost burgundy setting finish.
‘Constellation’ wording printed on the upper half of the dial with a raised Omega logo on the lower half, and MegaQuartz 32 KHz printed below.
The two recessed buttons side buttons, (see picture below), situated between the crown, by pushing the lower button you can change the date. By pushing the top one, it stops the second hand for precise hacking/synchronization. In addition to that, the back-case is held in place by 4 corner screws. Engraved on the back-case of the watch is the famous Omega Constellation observatory logo, which is a favourite among collectors myself included.
Condition and Movement
My watch is in amazing condition considering it dates from 1973, the corners and edges are sharp and have not been polished. This was Omega’s first in-house Quartz movement the 1310 with 8 jewels. This was their result after substantial investment and years in research and development. It is a high quality and accurate to 5 seconds a month and runs very quietly.
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