Omega f300 Constellation

Introduction to the Omega Constellation Range

Omega f300 Constellation Steel (198.0006)

Omega f300 Constellation Steel (198.0006)

In 1952, Omega introduced the Constellation, a range of watches that became its flagship “luxury” products. Each Constellation has an observatory symbol, to reflect that all watches in this collection are Observatory-certified chronometers.

The first Constellations, up until the late 1960s, were known as “pie-pans” because the dial has the same shape as an upside down pie-pan. The official name for this dial is “douze pans” or twelve facets. Cases are all water resistant, either snap or screw back.

Men’s and women’s Constellations of the 1950s to the 1970s are becoming increasingly sought-after by collectors. The 300, 500, 700 and 1000 series of chronometer movements were all made in-house by the Omega Watch Company before it was acquired by the conglomerate that became the Swatch Group.

According to many experts, they were some of the best movements ever made, which gives them intrinsic and horological value, ensuring their future collectibility.

The Omega f300 Constellation Models

There are a few Omega f300 models that do not appear to belong to any particular range. i.e. the dials are not marked with “Constellation” or “Seamaster” etc, but for convenience, I added to the Constellation gallery below:

 

And a solid 18K gold Omega f300 Constellation — even the dial is 18K gold:

 

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