Combining the finest mechanical timekeeping with the Double Eagle’s thoroughly modern and masculine design, the Constellation Double Eagle Chronographs represent the top of the range in the Double Eagle collection.
The Double Eagle chronograph models (introduced in 2004) are equipped with the Omega calibre 3313 movement featuring unique and revolutionary Co-Axial Escapement, which reduces friction in the movement and offers better long-term accuracy.
The Double Eagle chronograph also has a column-wheel chronograph mechanism. The column-wheel chronograph ensures precision operation of the chronograph functions, with a vertical coupling ensuring zero delay in the start, stop and reset functions.
In the Double Eagle chronograph, the Omega 3313 has an intricate rhodium-plated finish of circular graining, Geneva wave decor and gold-plated engravings, with a blue-steel screw as the centrepiece of this mechanical and aesthetic marvel. As a prestige movement, it naturally boasts top specifications, with official COSC chronometer certification and a self-winding mechanism that gives the watch a power reserve of 55 hours.
The completely redesigned case used for the Constellation Double Eagle has been enlarged by 3mm to 41mm to accommodate the chronograph movement. It maintains the typical Constellation features, with the four distinguishing polished stainless-steel “claws” that clamp the bezel to the case contrasting elegantly with the brushed stainless-steel finish of the case and bezel, which bears stamped Roman numerals – another distinctive feature of the Constellation line.
The asymmetric design of the claws presents a more modern interpretation of the Constellation look and at the same time protects the time-setting crown. The brushed-steel bracelet, with its polished stainless-steel linking bars, offers a similar contrast and is fitted with an elegantly symmetrical butterfly clasp that is totally concealed when closed, further accentuating the sleek lines of the watch.
The chronograph version of the Double Eagle is available with a polished lacquered white dial or a matt black dial, both of which have facetted rhodium-plated hour markers and facetted, rhodium plated and truncated Dauphine hands.
The high quality of the watch is reflected in an attention to detail that includes an applied Omega symbol and name and rhodium-plated rings surrounding the chronograph counters and small seconds sub-dial. A date window at 6 o’clock completes the high-end Omega chronograph look, which is protected by a domed, scratch-resistant sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment on both sides.
True to the sporty origins of the chronograph, the Double Eagle remains a robust watch for all seasons, with its screw-in case helping to guarantee water resistance to 100 metres.