Omega Constellation 1961 Constellation Vintage Mens Automatic Chronometer Watch Date - Stainless Steel

Pre-owned () | Year of production 1961 | No original box | No original papers

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Listing code KDWWX2
Brand Omega
Model Constellation
Reference number 9731
Dealer product code 9731
Movement Automatic
Case material Steel
Bracelet material Leather
Year of production 1961
Scope of delivery
No original box, no original papers
Gender Men's watch/Unisex
Location United States of America, Georgia, Suwanee


Movement Automatic
Caliber/movement 561
Number of jewels 24


Case material Steel
Case diameter 34.5 x 43 mm
Crystal Plastic
Dial Black


Bracelet material Leather
Bracelet color Black


1961 OMEGA CONSTELLATION Vintage Mens Automatic Chronometer Watch, Date - Stainless Steel

Gorgeous Restored Condition - Fully Omega - 1 Year Warranty

Omega's flagship line for decades, the Constellation represents style, luxury, attention to detail, robust function, and most all, superior precision. Elegant and stately, it is suitable for both casual and professional dress.

Today's auction showcases this gorgeously restored 1961 Constellation. Featuring a "De Luxe" dial and Bombe style case with lyre lugs, it showcases the quality that made these classic watches Omega's flagship line.

The 1960's were an important decade for Omega. In 1959 Omega introduced a new series of movements that would become famous powering their flagship watch, the Constellation, and would be officially certified by the "Contrôle Officiel Suisse des Chronomètres" (Swiss watch governing body) as a chronometer, the highest honor given to a movement. The next year Omega produced 20,000 Constellations in succession that all achieved chronometer status with no failures.

One of the movements in this new series was the Caliber 561. Made exclusively for the Constellation, it was one of the very finest volume-produced automatics from the era and is the mechanism that powers the Constellation featured here.

Here are some of its features:

High grade movement officially certified as a chronometer by the C.O.S.C., the highest distinction that can be given to a watch based on its accuracy

Beautiful and desirable black "De Luxe" dial

Long 50 hour running reserve keeps the watch consistently running, even when not worn daily

Precision micrometer regulator for small timing adjustments

Classic and elegant waterproof style case with gold observatory logo on the back

It has fully Omega parts and has just finished a true expertly done restoration. It presents in gorgeous condition - a 9.3 out of 10. Our photos couldn't do it justice.

It case presents as just short of mint with light signs of previous polishing. Despite what the photos seem to suggest, the observatory logo on the back still retains all of its stars. On the wrist it presents as mint.

Its dial has been expertly restored and presents as mint.

As part of the restoration a Master Watchmaker has freshly overhauled it. It is running strong and true, keeping very accurate time.

Detailed Appraisal

Manufacturer: Omega

Country of origin: Switzerland

Serial no.: 19,062,798

Year built: 1961

Model: Constellation, ref. ST 14393

Functions: Hours, Minutes, Sweep Seconds, Automatic, Date

Designed for: Men

Case material: Stainless steel

Case condition: Presents as just short of mint with light signs of previous polishing. Despite what the photos seem to suggest, the observatory logo on the back still retains all of its stars. On the wrist it presents as mint.

Dimensions: 34.5mm wide (excluding crown), 43mm long lug tip-to-tip

Dial: Gloss black, signed Omega and Constellation, so called "curved pie pan" DeLuxe model, riveted steel hour markers topped with white, expertly restored

Hands: Original, steel "dauphines"

Movement type: Cal. 561, 24 jewels, straight line lever escapement, monometallic balance adjusted to 5 positions and temperatures, shock absorber, self-compensating flat balance spring, micrometer regulator

Movement markings: Omega Watch Co., Cal. 561, Adjusted 5 positions, 24 Jewels

Band: Calfskin leather, fully stitched, padded, brand new and unworn, previously fitted with an aftermarket buckle done in an Omega style

Crystal: Acrylic, excellent condition

Width between lugs: 18mm

Serviced: As part of the restoration a Master Watchmaker has freshly overhauled it.

Timing: Timed to precision on a state-of-the-art computerized system. It is running strong and true, keeping very accurate time.

Warranty: 1-year international warranty. Please message us for details.

Your watch is important to us, and we will take care of it for its lifetime. We provide the best after sale care in the business with an extremely experienced team of four Master Watchmakers all of whom each have over thirty-five years of experience and a large number of parts. One used to be the watchmaker for an authorized Rolex dealership and was given special training by Rolex at their Beverly Hills Service Center.

Box/Papers: BOX - Watch presentation box; PAPERS - Custom printed Certificate of Authenticity; New timing certificate

SKU 9731

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