The History of OMEGA Constellation

Constellation is one of the most classical series of OMEGA. Lots of constellation series have been launched so far during the 60 years. On this page, we’ll show you the important moment of OMEGA constellation.

  1. Origin

Since the beginning of the last century, OMEGA was famous for its’ greater accuracy and broke many accuracy records in the games. In 1948, multiple limited-edition wristwatches were designed to celebrate this brand’s 100 birthday.

Among the designs, a limited edition 18K gold precise chronograph wristwatch called ”century” was subjected to the consumers to make track for to hold because of its’ unique chic looking and marvelous accuracy. OMAGE seize this moment to design a whole new series of watches based on “century”. Until 1952, OMEGA constellation was launched successfully. So “century” is the precursor of the constellation series.

  1. Name

Why it was named “constellation”? There reputedly two claims:

  • The first one is astronomy. As we know, the research of astronomy needs to control the time accurately. OMEGA meant a perfect time telling at that time. Only in 1946, OMEGA had produced more than 100 thousand precise timer counts that were certified through the observatory. The classic pattern of the observatory cupola on the back of the watch represented the greatest honor of the Geneva observatory. The 8 stars in the sky meant the eight chronograph records that OMEGA broke in 1931.

  • The second is a constellation jet during the Second World War. With great ambitions, American Lockheed Corporation produced the world’s largest transport aircraft named “Constellation”to show its durable and reliable reputation. OMEGA used “Constellation” as a souvenir of this aircraft.

  1. Development of OMEGA Constellation

In the 1950s, the constellation series usually were slender with rich gold. However, sport style swept the total market since the mid-1960s. So OMEGA Constellation invited Gerald Zunda to design a sport watch with a hale outer appearance.

It’s no exaggeration to say that OMEGA was the champion at watch’s accuracy from the last century. But later the emerging quartz movement let OMEGA feel worried in the 1970s because it has better performance at timer telling. The reason why OMAGE could be an enduing brand is they could realize the crisis in advance and improve their technology according to the market. Exactly, OMEGA started to design quartz watch “Megaquartz f2.4 MHz”.

In 1982, a great revolution of constellation happened then- Manhattan.

In order to strengthen the waterproof function, OMEGA invented a classical base to faster the sapphire crystal and the gasket firmly on the case. The integrated design made OMEGA Constellation have higher recognition and became a fashion classic for more than 30 years.

  1. The latest design

OMEGA launched a new Constellation series-29mm wristwatch. The dial is made of blue aventurine, in sharp contrast to the color of the watch case and chain.

The bezel around the blue dial is brushed and polished, engraved with Roman numerals, or set with diamonds. Each watch has a round date window at 6 o’clock and is decorated with 11 diamond hour markers. The diamonds are fixed in yellow 18K gold, white 18K gold, or Sedna® 18K gold brackets. The Omega brand logo, constellation logo, and pointer are also made of the same material.

  1. Cindy Crawford

Besides the technology and quality, famous star Cindy Crawford also contributes much effort to strengthen the promotion of the brand. She even participated in the design. Constellation represented fashion, grace, and intellectuality. Cindy was one of the five supermodels worldwide in the 1990s, she has been working with OMEGA promotion for more than 20 years cause her unique temperament is the same as OMEGA. In 2017, her son and daughter worked as the new brand ambassador.

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