Omega Constellation “C” Ref. 168.017 steel vintage wristwatch, circa 1971
A stainless steel automatic centre seconds wristwatch with date
In 1964, Omega launched their first Constellation with the so-called “C” case, which earned its name from the case’s resemblance to two Cs. The “C” case was a departure from the more traditionally shaped Constellations of the 1950s and this model, the Ref. 168.017, continued this trend with its relatively slim case and combinations of satin and polished finishes.
A very handsome example of the model, this watch has a finely cross-hatched textured dial that is in excellent condition. The case has not been re-polished during servicing and retains very good definition to its angles and edges with some light scuffs.
[M] Omega calibre 564 automatic movement, lever escapement, 24 jewels, mono-metallic balance, 19,800 BPH, precision regulation, Incabloc shock absorber [D] silvered with light cross-hatched texturing, applied baton indexes with black inserts, blackened baton hands, centre seconds, framed aperture for date [C] stainless steel tonneau shaped case with satin finished upper body, polished chamfered edges, sunburst satin finished flat bezel with polished chamfered edge, screw-down case back centred with the Constellation emblem, Omega crystal, Omega crown [S] case, dial, movement, crown and crystal signed [B] stainless steel Omega buckle
Width excluding winding crown: 35mm
Length including lugs: 41mm
Depth to centre of crystal: 11mm
Strap width/lug gauge: 19mm
Serviced and overhauled by an Omega approved service centre. This watch is sold with a one year guarantee and detailed Black Bough certificate. A Black Bough fitted presentation box will accompany this watch.