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Omega Constellation

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1967 Omega Constellation Pie Pan 168.005, 34mm. Steel case and beads of rise bracelet, automatic chronometer movement Cal. 564.

The Omega Constellation pie pan 168.005 is one of the greatest Omega classics. Its name comes from the similarity to a real pie pan.

Since 1952 the Omega Constellation has been among the highest level of Luxurious and precise watches. On the dial the name Constellation is on top of a Gold Star. On the back of the case we find the famous medallion featuring an observatory crowned by a Constellation of eight stars, evoking the numerous exploits of Omega in word chronometer competition.

In 1958, the use of Constellation Calendar started. It was available in the three different levels of finish from Standard to Grand Luxe. At that time the makers advertised Constellation as being for the man who already has a watch, an allusion to the fact that a Constellation was so much more. The form of the Constellation remained little changed until 1964 when the so-called C-case watches came to the market. Nowadays Constellation continues to set the standard for luxury and high precision watches.

Louis Brandt founded Omega in 1948 at the age of 23. The brand’s reputation grew fast and in 1895 the watches achieved a precision of 30 seconds a day.
In the 19th century, Omega became one of the largest watch companies in the Switzerlands, with a large number of production 240,000 watches per year and employed 800 people.

Omega made its debut in sports during the Gordon Bennett international ballooning Cup in 1917; since then Omega has gone on to be the official timekeeper at 21 Olympic Games.

In 1936 Omega sets the remarkable World precision record of 97.8 points at the Kew-Teddington observatory in England.

Finally, in 1957, with Motorsport in mind, Omega launched the Speedmaster. After a few years in 1965 NASA choose it as its official chronometer in Space. Four years later the Moonwatch was the first watch to be worn on the Moon, when on 21st July 1969 Neil Armstrong made his giant leap for mankind. Currently, Omega belongs to the Swatch Group.