This Omega Constellation Day-Date Ref. 168.045 from the 1960's is in good vintage condition. The watch is made from stainless steel with an 18k yellow gold bezel. As one of the many high profile watches of the 60's, this Omega Constellation is captivating with its brutalist design and vintage charm.
Overall the watch has been loved by its previous owner as it features natural wear and tear, it still remains in good vintage condition considering its age. The watch measures 36mm (excluding the crown) x 41mm long x 11mm thick, due to its oblong shape it will wear larger on the wrist. The dial is in clean condition as it features a brushed steel motif with wide hour indices and non-luminous plops at their edge. The hands are well preserved with no chipping or edging, they also feature non-luminous material. At 3 o'clock there is a day and date window, functional via the Omega signed crown. Powering the watch is Omega's 24-jewel Caliber. 751, a full-rotor automatic movement. The outer caseback also shows a crisp Constellation medallion. It comes with its original 1155 integrated steel bracelet with full links and there is some wear present through scratches but the bracelet remains tight and tidy, the fold over clasp is Omega signed and only features minor scuffs and hairlines. The Omega-signed acrylic crystal is in great condition with only some fine scratches and no major chips or cracking.
Omega Constellation Day-Date Ref. 168.045 History:
Heavily inspired by the architecture movement at the time, this Omega Constellation features brutalist design elements that result in a truly unique watch. Gerald Genta who designed the Patek Philippe Nautilus and Audemars Piguet Royal Oak, also lent his services to Omega to design the Constellation 'Pie Pan' and Constellation C-Case. We can see his legendary design philosophy through this particular Constellation Day-Date.