Chequer-themed Formula One dials on Omega Constellations have long been a subject of discussion, with some collectors arguing that they rightly belong to the dial livery of OMega Chronostops.

Ive seen a handful of these dials, Usually sitting atop a calibre 564 movement housed in a 168.018 case.

I am still not convinced that Formular 1 dials are authentic in OMega Constellations. Click here to take a look at some pictures of two examples. What do you think?

There are a number of differences, but pay attention to the A lettering and do a MOY test.

Love to hear your comments.

4 comments:

  1. gatorcpa2:35 am

    Hi Desmond -

    Took at look at both watches pictured, here are some thoughts.

    1. Definitely a redial. Fonts are wrong and the markers have not been reset properly. I cannot see from this picture whether the dial has the cross-hatch pattern common to such dials.

    2. We've had some discussion on this watch previously, and were unable to come to a conclusion whether this one was truly original. The fonts look correct for the period (circa 1970). The cross-hatch pattern common to some "C" type dials looks good as well.

    Have you had any discussion with Omega Museum regarding these dials since our last correspondence?

    Take care,
    gatorcpa

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  2. Hi Evan,

    Nice to hear from you.

    Re 1, yes I agree. It has cross hatch but the fonts let it down eh?

    Re2. Yes, what I worry about with this one is that it has phase 2 Constellation lettering but fails the MOY test, which is unusual.

    I referred this to Omega Museum but the response was inconclusive, e.g. "Many dial styles were featured in these models" Duh, well I knew that :)

    Regards

    desmond

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  3. Hi Evan,

    Nice to hear from you.

    Re 1, yes I agree. It has cross hatch but the fonts let it down eh?

    Re2. Yes, what I worry about with this one is that it has phase 2 Constellation lettering but fails the MOY test, which is unusual.

    I referred this to Omega Museum but the response was inconclusive, e.g. "Many dial styles were featured in these models" Duh, well I knew that :)

    Regards

    desmond

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  4. Hi Evan,

    Nice to hear from you.

    Re 1, yes I agree. It has cross hatch but the fonts let it down eh?

    Re2. Yes, what I worry about with this one is that it has phase 2 Constellation lettering but fails the MOY test, which is unusual.

    I referred this to Omega Museum but the response was inconclusive, e.g. "Many dial styles were featured in these models" Duh, well I knew that :)

    Regards

    desmond

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