When All the Numbers Come Up

Rare Omega Constellation vintage watch dial

Astute watch collectors keep an eye open for authentic variations on the standard specifications for the models they collect. There's a simple reason for this. Rarer or more usual examples add depth to a collection and often represent a very good investment proposition.

Here's an authentic variation on standard Constellation dial livery that is most uncommon. While I have seen calibre 551 models with applied numerals on each hour surface from time to time, this is the first instance Ive seen such a variation on later Constellation models.

The model above is a case 168.005 powered by a calibre 564 movement with the serial number dating it to around 1967. It is in superb original condition: case, dial and movement are pristine.

The watch was picked up at a jewelery auction in Melbourne a couple of months ago for the US dollar equivalent of around $520.00, making it an exceptionally good buy.

My thanks to Ken for sharing his pics of this interesting find.

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