Despite its contemporary design, the Double Eagle retains the same familiar Constellation attributes: the trademark “claws” which envelop the case and bezel (and, thanks to their new asymmetric design on the Double Eagle, also protect the crown); the smooth lines of two crescent-shaped facets on the case (instead of lugs); and the Roman numerals I to XII stamped around the circumference of the bezel.
The Double Eagle is available in brushed stainless steel and two-tone (stainless steel and yellow gold) versions with a 35mm or 38mm case diameter. The two-tone models have a stainless-steel case and bracelet, a bezel in brushed 18-carat yellow gold, polished 18-carat yellow gold claws and polished 18-carat yellow gold central linking bars on the bracelet. On the all-steel versions, polished stainless-steel claws and linking bars on the bracelet contrast with the soft, brushed finish of the case, bezel and bracelet.
Silvered or light champagne dials are available, with a black dial available exclusively on the all-steel model. A luxurious model is also available in the 35mm case size in 18-carat satin-finished red gold with an ivory dial and matching satin-finished 18-carat red gold bracelet.
The Constellation Double Eagle is fitted with the Omega calibre 2500 Co-Axial Escapement movement, the design of which generates less friction and therefore offers better long-term accuracy in comparison with the Swiss lever escapement. This unique movement has been certified as a chronometer by the official Swiss chronometer testing institute (COSC) and its exclusive rhodium-plated finish with circular graining and Geneva wave decoration is visible behind a transparent sapphire crystal case back.
The Omega calibre 2500 displays the hours, minutes, central seconds and date and has a power reserve of 44 hours. The Constellation Double Eagle is also available with the Omega calibre 1680 thermocompensated precision quartz movement, which has a battery lifetime of 60 months and a perpetual calendar function that is programmed until 2100. The case back of the quartz models bears the familiar observatory emblem, recalling the Constellation’s numerous world precision records over the history of such competitions, which were held in Europe’s foremost observatories.
This gents’ Constellation model naturally benefits from the same high levels of quality inherent in every Omega watch, including water resistance to 100 metres and the protection offered by a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal. It is also covered by Omega’s standard two-year international warranty.
Though golfers will naturally associate the name with their sport, non-golfers may also appreciate the allusion to the beautiful and highly collectible 20-dollar gold Double Eagle coins produced in the USA in the early the 20th century.