Strangely, nothing of substance appears to have been written about the Omega Constellation dress watch collections of the nineteen sixties and seventies. Omega, a Journey Through Time pays scant attention to what was at the time, in terms of model variety, one of the largest single collections of the Omega stable; Kreutzer hardly mentions them at all in Omega Designs; Hampfel affords only a paragraph to the calibre series in Automatic Wristwatches of Switzerland, and the Omega Vintage Database grossly under-represents the collection in its listings.
It’s always appeared to me as curious why this expensive and extensive collection of men’s dress and jewellery watches has received so little attention. Perhaps it is because ultra-thin watches are so different to the gargantuan wrist hardware of the last decade, or maybe some well established, but never-the-less untrue, scuttlebutt has caused them to be overlooked?
This essay seeks to shine a little light on the Omega Constellation contribution to ‘Montre Bijoux’ in the sixties and seventies.. It is a living document and I welcome picture contributions of models not featured.