1966 Omega Constellation (Ref. 14900SC-61 ) 14K Yellow Gold Cap
While today the Constellation line is overshadowed by Omega's Speedmaster and Seamaster models, the striking Omega Constellation family was once the flagship in the Omega collection.
Dating back to 1952, the Omega Constellation has been regarded as one of the most luxurious and precise watch collections offered by the brand. Add to that the fact that they have always been chronometer rated, and you have a watch that is not only stunning in nearly any setting but also incredibly accurate.
Of the many variations of the Constellation through the years, the most celebrated are those that feature the pie-pan dials from the 1950s and 60s. Apart from the obvious depth the pie-pan effect creates, these watches boast beautiful marker variations and dial details.
Case in point: this 1966 Omega Constellation ref. 14900SC-61, which is absolutely classic and incredibly handsome with its 14k gold-capped case, fantastic champagne dial, and dog-leg lugs. It would be an excellent classic piece to add to any collection.
|14K Gold Cap
|Silver "Pie Pan"
|2pc Handmade Leather Strap
The 14k gold-capped case with angled lugs has been lightly polished and retains crisp and defined edges throughout, showing only gentle signs of use. It retains its original Omega-signed crown, the gold plating has worn on the top of the crown. The screw-down case back is clean, showing appropriate signs of use for its age and retaining the constellation medallion at its center. The watch is supplied on a 2pc handmade leather strap.
The silver sunburst "pie-pan" dial is a treat for the eyes and exceptionally well preserved, gracefully displaying subtle aging with no notable blemishes or damage present. The applied logos, ornate markers give this watch a sophisticated presence. The early tritium markers and hands have taken on a matching creamy patina, under U.V. light inspection the lume plots all remain intact but feature some degradation, the hour hand shows some lume loss and remains stable while the minute hand exhibits no degradation.
None. The watch is keeping time and functioning, previous service history is unknown.