Omega chronometre movements of the 1950s and 60s are regarded as some of the best production movements ever made. They add significantly to the collectibility of Constellation watches.
While existing publications repeat the mantra that Constellation movements of the 50s and 60s were the 'Best Of the Best Of' production movements, there is scant detail on why they achieved such stature. So, in a series of four articles I will investigate the iconolatory of these famous calibres and review the 300, 500, 700 and 1000 series Constellation movements with a view to adding some breadth and, hopefully, a little substance, to our understanding of why Constellations of that era are so highly thought-of and valued.
PART FOUR: The final article on in-house movements - the 1000 family
PART THREE: A large article on the mid-500 series.
PART TWO: An updated version on the evolution of the early 500 Constellation calibres
PART ONE: The launch and history of the 300 series calibres.