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Vintage Omega Constellation "Pie Pan" 14k Gold-Top
Cal. 551 24J Automatic, circa 1963
Ref. 167.005
As Always 100% Authentic and Genuine



Omega Constellation Chronometer, circa 1963, with highly desirable "Pie Pan" dial. 14k yellow "gold-top" bezel and lugs on stainless steel case for looks and durability. High precision 24-jewel automatic certified chronometer caliber 551 movement.

Omega's top-of-the-line model line at the time, the Constellation showcased Omega's fabled 55x/56x chronometer-grade movements, of which 100,000 consecutive examples passed chronometer specification according to Anton Kreuzer in Omega Designs, a formidable feat even by modern standards. Renowned by collectors as the absolute apogee of Omega's movement production in its pre-ETA golden age.

Arguably the finest mass-produced movements ever put into a case by any maker to date. While they may not have been able to match the likes of Patek or Vacheron for sheer hand-made artistry, Omega could produce undeniably high-quality, high-performance movements en masse like no other maker of the period.

Dial: Original, unrefinished condition. De Luxe faceted "Pie Pan" style dial with hand-riveted gold applied hour markers. Minor lacquer loss blemish near 8 o'clock, pinpoint blemish just above 9 o'clock marker (see photos). Correct and original Dauphine-style hands. Tritium-based luminous material no longer glows, as expected for a watch of this age.

Case: Gold cap bezel and lug top on stainless steel. Screwback closing. Minor tool marks on caseback from opening. Could likely be polished, but I have chosen to leave as-is. Trademeark 14k observatory medallion in very good condition and has not been over-polishes as is often the case with these. All 8 stars remain clearly visible. Correct knurled genuine Omega crown.

Movement: Clean and bright, mild signs of wear. Service history unknown, but runs strong and accurately with strong power reserve. 19-million serial number dates to approximately 1963. Beautiful copper "rose gold" finish. Swan's neck fine regulation.

Strap: Ships on attractive black gently used Hirsch reptile grain strap with gold-tone buckle. Also includes a brand dew, unworn vintage NOS genuine Omega black genuine crocodile strap (no buckle) - see photos.








(Enlarged extreme closeups under magnification for the most honest and forthright depiction possible, but looks unblemished to the unassisted eye!)


















$1095 shipped in CONUS by USPS Express Mail (includes original vintage Omega genuine NOS croc strap). Contact for other shipping methods as required (shipped at cost). Outside US buyers please contact for rates - shipped at actual cost. PayPal OK (I'll even pick up fees) to PayPal confirmed address only for your protection and mine - no exceptions.

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