Omega Constellation*** 168.029 Day Date*** 1968
OMEGA Constellation 18K Yellow Gold Day Date Silver Linen Dial, 168.029, 1968
Serial: 276XXXXX
Circa: 1968
Reference No.: 168.029

CASE: 35mm, 18K yellow gold tonneau shaped case, screw case back with Observatory medallion

MOVEMENT: Omega Caliber 751, self-winding officially certified chronometer, 24 jewels

DIAL: Silver color ‘linen’ dial with applied hour markers. Day and date window at 3 o’clock.

BRACELET: Not specified

CONDITION REPORT: 100% original and overall excellent conditon

NOTES: In watchmaking, the name Constellation has been closely linked with the art of creating luxurious precision watches at the highest level since 1952, when Omega launched the family. It has always been defined by the combination of sumptuous yet elegantly refined cases and dials with ultra-precise movements.
The Omega Constellation collection with caliber 751 was powered by the last great series of high-value movements manufactured by Omega before the onset of the Swiss Crisis of the mid-1970s. The day-date caliber 751 can trace its origins back to the famous chronometer caliber 551 and is every bit as good as its mid-500 caliber siblings.
The symbol of this line was to be the Cupola of the Geneva Observatory, where Omega had just reset its own record for precision in 1951, surrounded by eight stars representing its greatest chronometric achievements at the world’s observatories including the 1931 “clean sweep” at the Observatory of Geneva where Omega broke the record for precision in every category.