This month’s magnificent Star of the Month comes from the collection of JorgeG, a Peruvian lawyer based in Lima. Jorge’s interest in fine vintage watches was sparked by his father, a pilot with the airline Panagra, who had developed an eye for high-quality watches during his many trips overseas.
Jorge grew up admiring Rolexes, Omegas, Universals, and other fine Swiss brands of the nineteen-sixties that his father used to bring home to wear or on-sell to his friends, and so it was probably inevitable that Jorge would succumb to the collecting bug.
Over the years he has collected many fine steel, gold capped, yellow gold and red gold automatic, electronic and quartz Constellations across most periods and he now focuses on collecting mint examples of several Omega lines including World War 11 steel watches. His journey as a collector reflects that of many Omega aficionados in that a flurry of collecting is followed by a period of rationalisation before settling on a specific collecting stream and only collecting the best – a lesson for us all.
My thanks to Jorge for sharing a museum quality example of the Omega Constellation Deluxe model 168.006. You can access a short essay extolling its virtues here, but beware it's a modem burner.
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