A watch born within the early Nineteen Fifties as a precision chronometer wristwatch, the Omega Constellation is among the most long-lasting collections of the model, solely surpassed by the Seamaster. After three many years as a basic, elegant watch, it drastically modified within the early Nineteen Eighties to develop into the mannequin with built-in bracelet and signature claws we all know at this time. Since then, this daring and recognizable design has been a part of the gathering underneath the identify Manhattan. Among the many big selection of fashions, we’ve at all times a sure love for the fashionable, sporty 41mm version, which we extensively reviewed right here. A part of the 2022 assortment, Omega brings new colors and two-tone choices to this watch, in the identical vein as they did with the Globemaster Annual Calendar.
The Omega Constellation 41mm is a slightly distinctive mannequin within the assortment, and likewise subsequent to the competitors. Whereas sharing some components with the basic luxurious sports activities watches with built-in bracelet, it’s not completely according to this spirit and has its personal character. Extra sturdy, a bit sportier general, but extraordinarily properly constructed and overly-equipped, it’s a watch to think about in case you’re available on the market for some informal and authentic. Particularly this yr, as the brand new editions of the Constellation 41mm are clearly all about colors and mixture of supplies.
The fundamentals, in comparison with the metal model we reviewed right here, haven’t modified. As such, we’re nonetheless in entrance of a metal case with a barrel form and half-moons subsequent to the lugs. It measures 41mm in diameter, 13.5mm in peak and has a slightly compact lug-to-lug measurement of 44mm – it’s certainly surprisingly nice on the wrist. Probably the most noticeable component of the design is, definitely, the contrasting ceramic bezel with Roman numerals and, after all, the claws which are emblematic of the mannequin since 1982. We’re nonetheless speaking a couple of time-and-date watch, with 50m water-resistance, sapphire crystals on either side and leather-based/rubber straps following the traces of the case and hooked up to it due to central ornamental rounded hyperlinks.
What’s new then…? Effectively, colors and supplies, largely. The 2022 Omega Constellation 41mm fashions, that are added to the gathering and don’t come as replacements, are both metal or steel-and-gold. The primary, in metal (ref. 184.108.40.206.04.001), mixes a shiny white ceramic dial with CVD-coated blue palms and utilized markers. The ceramic bezel is blue with Roman numerals crammed with Grand Feu white enamel. It’s worn on a blue alligator and rubber strap. A pleasant, recent mixture general.
The remainder of the gathering is all about two-tone circumstances and hues. First, mixing metal and yellow gold (ref. 220.127.116.11.10.001), is a nice version with a gradient darkish inexperienced dial with a sunray-brushed sample, a black ceramic bezel with gold Roman numerals (due to the seamless Ceragold expertise) and a darkish inexperienced strap. In the identical vein, the model has created a burgundy Omega Constellation 41mm (ref. 18.104.22.168.11.001) that mixes metal with 18k Sedna gold, a gradient darkish crimson brushed dial, a black bezel with gold numerals and a burgundy strap. Lastly, the final choice (ref. 22.214.171.124.06.002) additionally mixes metal and yellow gold, this time with a patterned rhodium-grey dial. This version contains a brown ceramic bezel and strap.
Underneath the sapphire caseback is the well-known Calibre 8900, an in-house automated motion with double barrel (60h energy reserve), co-axial escapement beating at 3.5Hz, silicon stability spring and free-sprung stability. It additionally comes with all doable Omega refinements, such because the Grasp Chronometer certification, a resistance to magnetic fields of 15,000 gauss and a 5-year guarantee. It’s properly embellished with Geneva waves in arabesque and blackened screws. The show consists of central H-M-S and a date at 6 o’clock. Observe that there’s even a time zone operate, permitting to alter the hours by one-hour increments.
Availability & Value
The brand new Omega Constellation 41mm Grasp Chronometer assortment will quickly be out there from retailers and boutiques. The metal/white/blue mannequin shall be priced at EUR 6,800. The three steel-and-gold variations shall be priced at EUR 9,200.
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