OMEGA Minus 1 Year Constellation 95’ Collection, Beijing Olympics 2008

The Beijing Olympic Collection was launched in 2007 with Limited Editions of the instantly-recognizable Constellation, one of the world’s best-selling watches. Minus 1 year denotes that this collection was launched exactly 1 year prior to the opening ceremony of Beijing Olympics, which was conducted from August 4 to 24, 2008.

Unveiled on 04 Aug 2007, to honour OMEGA’s special relationship with the Olympics, these watches have some features which commemorate the Games. The Constellation Ladies’ model, for example, with its 22.5mm case and white mother-of-pearl dial, has five coloured hour marker jewels representing the Olympic Rings. The remaining hour markers are set with white diamonds.

The Gentleman’s Constellation has a diameter of 35.5 mm and features its Olympic Rings on the seconds hand, along with a sun-brushed finish emanating from the applied star. Its hour markers are also set with diamonds.

Both the ladies’ and gents’ models are available in 18 carat yellow gold, red gold or bi-colour gold and stainless steel. The accuracy and reliability of these distinctive watches are assured by their automatic chronometer movement.

Each model in the Collection was produced in numbered, limited editions of 888 or 2,008 pieces, depending on the case metal.

Constellation Limited Edition (Ref. 111.25.23.60.55.001)

Movement
OMEGA calibre 1456
Quartz movement
Battery life of 32 months

Case
Brushed stainless steel -18 carat yellow gold case
Diameter 22.50 mm
Total height: 7.42 mm
Between lugs: 14.40mm
Water-resistance up to 30m / 100 ft
Domed scratch-resistant sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment inside
Clasped 18-carat red gold case back stamped with the Beijing 2008 official logo and engraved limited number
Bezel: 18-carat yellow gold bezel set with 30 diamonds (~0.315 carat)

Dial
White mother-of-pearl dial
7 diamonds, 1 blue sapphire, 1 yellow sapphire, 1 black diamond, 1 emerald, 1 ruby (~0.0472 carat)
Hands: Yellow gold-plated facetted Dauphine hands

Bracelet
Brushed stainless steel with 18-carat yellow gold mid-bar bracelet

Constellation Limited Edition (Ref. 111.55.23.60.55.002 and 111.50.36.10.52.002)

Movement
Gents’:
OMEGA calibre 1120
Self-winding movement
Officially certified chronometer
Power reserve of 44 hours

Ladies’:
OMEGA calibre 1456
Quartz movement
Battery life of 32 months

Case
Gents’:
Brushed 18-carat red gold case
Diameter 35.50 mm
Total height: 10.00 mm
Between lugs: 23.04mm
Water-resistance up to 50m / 167 ft
Domed scratch-resistant sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment inside
Clasped 18-carat red gold case back stamped with the Beijing 2008 official logo and engraved limited number

Ladies’:
Brushed 18-carat red gold case
Diameter 22.50 mm
Total height: 7.42 mm
Between lugs: 14.04mm
Water-resistance up to 30m / 100 ft
Domed scratch-resistant sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment inside
Clasped 18-carat red gold case back stamped with the Beijing 2008 official logo and engraved limited number

Bezel
Gents’: Polished 18-carat red gold bezel with black roman numerals
Ladies’: 18-carat red gold bezel set with 30 diamonds (~0.315 carat)

Dial
Gents’:
Silver dial, sun brushed from the star
11 diamonds indexes (~0.137 carat)
Red gold-plated applied: date window, logo and Constellation star

Ladies’:
White mother-of-pearl dial
7 diamonds, 1 blue sapphire, 1 yellow sapphire, 1 black diamond, 1 emerald, 1 ruby
(~0.0472 carat)

Hands
Gents’: Red gold-plated facetted Dauphine hour and minute hands and coloured Olympic rings on the counter-weight of the central seconds
Ladies’: Red gold-plated facetted Dauphine hands

Bracelet
Brushed 18-carat red gold bracelet

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