First introduced in 2004, the Quadrella’s name alludes to its curvaceous shape while the four diamond set “claws” on the case are the classic design reference of this watch family, first introduced in 1952. Characteristic of the Constellation, the strap is integrated into the stainless steel case by way of two half-moon facets that form an elegant transition between the case and strap. The unusual rounded barrel shape of the case is enhanced by the sparkle of diamonds, a rainbow of precious stones, mother-of-pearl and brightly coloured alligator straps.
In 2006 two new versions were presented: the Quadrella (32.60 x 25 mm) on a colourful alligator strap or the “Mini” (25.30 x 19.30 mm) featuring stainless steel with a matching metal bracelet with or without diamonds as well as 18-carat red gold or 18-carat red gold/stainless steel versions.
Key to the Constellation Quadrella’s look are the four central claws or “griffes”. This classic design reference has been updated and the claws are now oversized. Further enhancing this feature, on the Quadrella each “griffe” is set with 12 diamonds while on the “Mini” there are 15 of these precious stones on each claw.
The use of Roman numerals is also characteristic of the Constellation family but the Quadrella adds a twist by using two different-sized painted quarter numerals. The remaining hour markers are set with rubies, emeralds and blue and orange sapphires that together with the lustre of the mother-of-pearl dial create a very feminine and individual look.
The Omega logo is applied to the dial and complements the tapered, facetted and diamond polished hands. The watch’s domed scratch-resistant sapphire crystal follows the same rounded contours as the case and is coated with an anti-reflective treatment on the inside. Like all Omega watches, the Quadrella benefits from a robust construction and high-quality standards that guarantee water-resistance to 30 metres.
True to its origins, the case back of the Quadrella is decorated with the “Observatory Medallion” that reminds us of Omega’s associations with astronomy and space discovery. A shorter deployant bar is available on the colour alligator straps or on a new generation of stainless steel bracelets for the “Mini”. Both the straps and bracelets are secured in place with a foldover clasp.
All Quadrella models are powered by the precision Omega quartz calibre 1376, which has a battery life of 32 months.