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Meet the New Omega Constellation Gents’ Collection

Omega Constellation, the symbol of elegance and timeless style in the world of luxury watchmaking, introduced the new generation models to watch lovers.

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The first Omega Constellation model met the watch enthusiasts in 1952. However, we need to go back a few years to understand the origin of the model. We can determine the starting point of this comeback as the observatory experiments where the brand won 93 victories in Kew-Teddington, Neuchatel, and Geneva between 1919 and 1971 and broke 72 world records. These observatory trials were considered as 'Academy Awards' of chronometry.

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It was vital to prepare for these trials for watchmakers and craftsmen in the late 19th and 20th centuries. They spent a lot of time and resources to showcase the complex science of precision and the perfect rhythm of movements.

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One of the most important years for Omega was 1933. The brand had managed to set a world record in every category of precision at the observatory in Kew-Teddington, England. This success was repeated in the same observatory in 1936. Impressive, isn't it?

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When the calendars showed 1945, the Geneva Observatory added the 'wristwatch-sized movement’ category to its annual precision competitions, and within the next eight years, Omega received six awards.

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Omega, which had its name written in golden letters with the successes it achieved, celebrated by offering the first 'chronometer-certified' automatic watch on the 100th anniversary of the brand in 1948. This model, called 'Centenary' (Centenary), was met with great acclaim by its enthusiasts.

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Following the success of Centenary, the Constellation collection was launched in 1952. Thus, the first collection of any brand consisting of only COSC certified models was introduced.

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While the newly introduced 41mm Omega Constellation Gents' models reflect the sophisticated spirit, they continue to offer famous design features such as iconic lugs and half-moon facets of the movements. The watches come with cases made of stainless steel, 18K gold, and a combination of the two. Also, almost all models are offered with polished ceramic bezels to provide the appearance of the sapphire crystal bezel found on the 1982 models.

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In the 2020 collection, only one model has a blackened Roman numeral stainless steel bezel. Roman numerals of other models with ceramic bezels are produced from Omega Ceragold or Liquidmetal. The slope on the case and the lugs provided a thinner look compared to past models. The crown was redesigned to complement this style as well.

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In addition to all this, there is an update on the hands too. The new markers draw their inspiration from Manhattan's skyline, especially the triangular facets of the Freedom Tower.

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Automatic movement, Caliber 8900/8901, can be enjoyed from the sapphire crystal partition case back of the models. The movement provides 60 hours of power reserve when fully wound.

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Most of the new 2020 models are available with leather straps with anti-bacterial rubber coating. Also, the new models can be matched with any bracelet or full leather strap in the Constellation 39mm collection.

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