Next year will mark the 30th anniversary of the design of the Omega Constellation Manhattan.
Created by Carol Didisheim, the Manhattan was first released in its quartz version in 1982. In various Omega publications, fleeting references are made to Carol Didishiem having based her design on an "idea" by Pierre-Andre Aellen, but what idea? And how did this iconic design come to be?
Well, that's what I set out to discover over a twelve-month period of sleuthing that ultimately led me to discover Pierre-Andre had perished in the Swissair crash over Nova Scotia in 1998, and Carol living happily under her married name in La Chaux-de-Fonds.
As far as I know, the story on how the Manhattan came to be has never been told.