1960s Omega Constellation ref. 168017 with silver brushed dial
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.
The reference 168.017, made of stainless steel, is the perfect example of the 1960s look. The case of 35mm has a great appeal thanks to the balance of the dial, the bracelet and the case shape.
This beauty is animated by the robust and accurate caliber 564, used in most of the Constellation of the 60s.