The calibre 504 was thefirst Omega Constellation calibre to carry the date function. The base calibre was the calibre 500, and, in keeping with Omega鈥檚 highly efficient interchangeable parts system, the calibre 504 was a confluence of parts from not only the 500 base calibre but also earlier calibres such as 240, 330, 344, 360, and 470.
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What calibers are used on the Omega Constellation watch?
Omega Calibre 551. Image via fabsuisse.wordress.com The first of the chronometer grade movements for the Constellation were the calibre 354. These were bumper automatic winding movements, which meant they wound via a rotor that 鈥榖umped鈥?back and forth between two springs.
Why does the Omega Constellation have a 10 sided crown?
The 10-sided Omega crown is one of the defining features of the vintage 鈥楥onnie鈥? as collectors often fondly refer to this watch. And if you鈥檝e seen early Constellations with Seamaster crowns, it鈥檚 worth noting that these aren鈥檛 original. If Omega serviced these watches, they would have been replaced with the correct decagonal versions.
When did the Omega Constellation come out?
First appearing in 1952, the Constellation was designed to be Omega鈥檚 bellwether watch. This was the brand鈥檚 first mass-produced chronometer grade wristwatch and the brainchild of designer Ren Bannwart (who later founded Corum.)
Where do you put the Omega logo on a gold-filled crown?
And while the gold-filled crowns are often found with the gold worn off where the Omega logo appears, it鈥檚 better to stick with that than replace it with the wrong version. Another iconic Constellation feature is the Geneva Observatory logo on the case rear.