Omega "Meister" Constellation

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SKU AS02372
SKU AS02372

Why We Love it

While collectors might deem the Speedmaster to be the alpha and omega of Omega’s wristwatch offerings, the brand’s expertise did not start and end there. The brand’s catalogs throughout the years have been filled with time-only watches whose simplistic appearances belie the technical expertise that it took to make them. The Constellation is, by far, the greatest of these.

In 1948, Omega had marked its centennial with the Centenary, the brand’s first automatic chronometer. The manufacture had come into automatic movements comparatively late, only six short years before the Centenary was released. And yet the Centenary, which was never meant for full production, was such a triumph, its movements (either the Calibre 28.10mm or the Calibre 30.10mm) so well-made, that it prompted Omega to create a whole new line of watches using the same technology.

The Constellation was, of course, the watch with which Omega followed up the Centenary. Released in 1952, it was the synthesis of Omega’s most advanced horological technologies. Each Constellation made was submitted to Geneva for chronometer trials, and received “especially good results.”

Omega offered the Constellation in several different dial and case configurations over the years, but those with the distinctive pie-pan dials—like the one featured here—remain some of the most beloved.

This particular pie-pan example is a Reference 14393/61 SC. While it might seem like a nonsensical jumble of numbers with two letters tacked on at the end, each number holds the secret to the watch’s identity. In this case, the first five digits comprise the case reference number, while the last two—or 61, in this particular Constellation—refers to the model variant. And SC denotes a case back, meant to correspond with a specific movement—“SC” for “Seconde Centre,” meaning a movement that has center seconds.

Although perhaps less sought-after than the Seamaster or Speedmaster, the Constellation has an undeniable savior faire that makes it a clear choice for lovers of mid-century watch design.

A:S Guarantee

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Our Pledge

Analog:Shift stands behind the authenticity of our products in perpetuity.

Condition

Since our pieces are vintage or pre-owned, please expect wear & patina from usage and age. Please read each item description and examine all product images.

Warranty

We back each Analog:Shift vintage timepiece with a one-year mechanical warranty from the date of purchase.

International Buyers

Please contact us prior to purchase for additional details on shipping and payment options.

Shipping & Returns

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All of our watches include complementary insured shipping within the 50 states.

Most of our products are on hand and will ship directly from our headquarters in New York City. In some cases, watches will be shipped directly from one of our authorized partners.

We generally ship our products via FedEx, fully insured, within 5 business days of purchase. An adult signature is required for receipt of all packages for insurance purposes. Expedited shipping is available at an additional cost. We are also happy to hand deliver your purchase in Manhattan or you may pick it up at our showroom.

Returns must be sent overnight or by priority international delivery, fully insured and paid for by the customer. A restocking fee may apply. Watches must be returned in the same condition as initially shipped.

We welcome international buyers, please contact us prior to purchase for additional details on shipping and payment options.

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Omega "Meister" Constellation

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Why We Love it

While collectors might deem the Speedmaster to be the alpha and omega of Omega’s wristwatch offerings, the brand’s expertise did not start and end there. The brand’s catalogs throughout the years have been filled with time-only watches whose simplistic appearances belie the technical expertise that it took to make them. The Constellation is, by far, the greatest of these.

In 1948, Omega had marked its centennial with the Centenary, the brand’s first automatic chronometer. The manufacture had come into automatic movements comparatively late, only six short years before the Centenary was released. And yet the Centenary, which was never meant for full production, was such a triumph, its movements (either the Calibre 28.10mm or the Calibre 30.10mm) so well-made, that it prompted Omega to create a whole new line of watches using the same technology.

The Constellation was, of course, the watch with which Omega followed up the Centenary. Released in 1952, it was the synthesis of Omega’s most advanced horological technologies. Each Constellation made was submitted to Geneva for chronometer trials, and received “especially good results.”

Omega offered the Constellation in several different dial and case configurations over the years, but those with the distinctive pie-pan dials—like the one featured here—remain some of the most beloved.

This particular pie-pan example is a Reference 14393/61 SC. While it might seem like a nonsensical jumble of numbers with two letters tacked on at the end, each number holds the secret to the watch’s identity. In this case, the first five digits comprise the case reference number, while the last two—or 61, in this particular Constellation—refers to the model variant. And SC denotes a case back, meant to correspond with a specific movement—“SC” for “Seconde Centre,” meaning a movement that has center seconds.

Although perhaps less sought-after than the Seamaster or Speedmaster, the Constellation has an undeniable savior faire that makes it a clear choice for lovers of mid-century watch design.

A:S Guarantee

+

Our Pledge

Analog:Shift stands behind the authenticity of our products in perpetuity.

Condition

Since our pieces are vintage or pre-owned, please expect wear & patina from usage and age. Please read each item description and examine all product images.

Warranty

We back each Analog:Shift vintage timepiece with a one-year mechanical warranty from the date of purchase.

International Buyers

Please contact us prior to purchase for additional details on shipping and payment options.

Shipping & Returns

+

All of our watches include complementary insured shipping within the 50 states.

Most of our products are on hand and will ship directly from our headquarters in New York City. In some cases, watches will be shipped directly from one of our authorized partners.

We generally ship our products via FedEx, fully insured, within 5 business days of purchase. An adult signature is required for receipt of all packages for insurance purposes. Expedited shipping is available at an additional cost. We are also happy to hand deliver your purchase in Manhattan or you may pick it up at our showroom.

Returns must be sent overnight or by priority international delivery, fully insured and paid for by the customer. A restocking fee may apply. Watches must be returned in the same condition as initially shipped.

We welcome international buyers, please contact us prior to purchase for additional details on shipping and payment options.

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