1956 Omega Constellation de Luxe ref. 2853 in 18kt yellow gold
OMEGA is a watchmaker of all kinds, from sports timekeeping to space exploration to they involvement with humanitarian organizations and, of course, their association with the world’s most famous secret agent. The collection includes pieces that would thrill any collector of our time. By making both historically rich pieces, but also the most stunning designs. It is on the podium of the most coveted and constantly evolving brands.
One of Omega’s flagship models was the Constellation family, which appeared on dials in 1952. The detail that is so dear to the hearts of its fans is the medallion on the back of the case which features the Geneva observatory and eight stars, symbolizing the eight chronometry records won by Omega.
Since 1952, the Omega Constellation has been the flagship of Omega’s chronometer-class automatic watches. It is an evolution of the very popular Omega Centenary Chronometer Automatics, 2499 and 2500, launched a few years earlier to coincide with the celebration of Omega’s first 100 years of manufacturing high-end watches.
This is a rare reference, fully made in 18kt yellow gold in a large 35mm size, with a well-preserved pie-pan dial and case. The whole watch is amazingly preserved, with the dial that has nothing to envy to the beauty of the case. Also nicknamed “Pie Pan” its pure yellow gold ring is nicely counterbalanced by the diamond indexes and dauphine hands. Both untouched, the case and dial are just impressive on the wrist!
This beauty is animated by the robust and accurate caliber 501, known and used by most of the Luxe Constellation of the 50s.