Are there any Omega F300 models that are in the Constellation range?
There are a few Omega f300 models that do not appear to belong to any particular range. i.e. the dials are not marked with “Constellation” or “Seamaster” etc, but for convenience, I added to the Constellation gallery below: And a solid 18K gold Omega f300 Constellation — even the dial is 18K gold:
What is an Omega Constellation watch?
In 1952, Omega introduced the Constellation, a range of watches that became its flagship “luxury” products. Each Constellation has an observatory symbol, to reflect that all watches in this collection are Observatory-certified chronometers.
What happened to the Omega chronometer movements?
The 300, 500, 700 and 1000 series of chronometer movements were all made in-house by the Omega Watch Company before it was acquired by the conglomerate that became the Swatch Group. According to many experts, they were some of the best movements ever made, which gives them intrinsic and horological value, ensuring their future collectibility.
When did Omega start?
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 set the remarkable World precision record of 97.8 points at the Kew-Teddington observatory in England.
When did the Connie watch change?
The watch drastically changed in 1964 with the introduction of the C-shaped Constellations, which, although they had a different overall look, continued to be elegant, luxurious and ultra-precise. The new design reflected the emerging trend of the 1960s toward bigger watches. The revised Connie had a minimalist dial and the lugs were fully integrated, maximizing the impression of a larger case.
Where was Omega’s record set?
In 1936 Omega set the remarkable World precision record of 97.8 points at the Kew-Teddington observatory in England.