OMEGA Constellation 2009

In 1982, OMEGA launched a watch which introduced a particularly radical and enduring design concept. The watch was the Constellation Manhattan and its now-famous “Griffes” or claws placed it among the ranks of the world’s most instantly identifiable timepieces. The Griffes were not only striking aesthetically, but were also highly functional in those days: they held the sapphire crystal and gasket firmly against the case, contributing to the watch’s water resistance.

While the Griffes were initially introduced for their functionality, their individuality played a greater role in the Constellation’s remarkable popularity than anyone could have imagined: they became the trademark which defined the watch line. A compelling argument could be made that if the dials were removed from most watches, only experts and enthusiasts would be able to tell them apart. Such was not the case with the OMEGA Constellation, which could be distinguished immediately from across a room and at any angle.

Constellation 95 and “My Choice” 
In 1995 marked another milestone for the Constellation. That was the year that OMEGA started working with brand ambassadors, prominent among them supermodel Cindy Crawford. Cindy actively participated in the design selection process with OMEGA’s watch specialists and the Constellation famously became “Cindy’s Choice”.

Those watches were the initial releases of the Constellation 95 line which has, since its launch, been a favourite for OMEGA fans around the world.

Cindy’s advertisements for the Constellation 95 developed, over time, into OMEGA’s My Choice campaign: an image of a popular OMEGA ambassador is displayed in the brand’s posters and advertisements along with a photograph of a watch from Constellation 95 family, and a text limited to the subject’s name and the words MY CHOICE.

OMEGA Constellation 2009
The next phase in the evolution of this popular and recognizable wristwatch – OMEGA’s re-design of the entire Constellation line – was one of the most eagerly anticipated global launches of 2009.

These new Constellations bear a strong family resemblance to their ancestors. The Constellation star is at the 6 o’clock position on each one and still has the famous claws which have been refined and updated. Their bracelets have the familiar horizontal links but the new “Mono Rang” bracelets, which feature butterfly clasps, have been re-engineered for maximum comfort.

The Constellation 09 watches also have some features which set them apart from their forebears. The striking dials, in silver, champagne, white pearled mother-of-pearl, black, and brown, are enhanced by the supernova pattern emanating from the Constellation star – a dramatic design feature which was first introduced in 2008’s Constellation 160 Years model. Their “Dauphine plume” hands are either rhodium plated or made of 18 Ct red or yellow gold and coated with Super-LumiNova.

Like their predecessors, the new Constellations are both sporty and elegant. The re-designed family has been created in five sizes: 24 mm, 27 mm, 31 mm, 35 mm and 38 mm.  The two smaller models feature the OMEGA quartz calibre 1376; the 35 mm watches are available either with the quartz calibre 1532 or with OMEGA’s Co-Axial calibre 2500. The 31 and 38 mm versions feature OMEGA’s revolutionary in-house Co-Axial calibres 8520/8521 and 8500/8501 respectively.

All of the new Constellations are water resistant to a depth of 100 metres.

OMEGA Constellation 24mm Quartz

Movement
Omega calibre 1376
Quartz movement
Battery life: 32 months
Display: Central hour-minute hands

Case
18Ct red or yellow gold, bicolour 18Ct red or yellow gold with stainless steel, stainless steel
Diameter: 24.00 mm
Height: 8.07 mm
Water resistant up to: 100 m (330 ft)
Brushed or polished case with polished claws; brushed bezel with tone-in-tone Roman numerals or polished bezel set with diamonds
Polished crown embossed with Ω
Domed scratch-resistant sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment inside
4-screw fixed caseback, vertically-brushed and stamped with the Constellation Observatory medallion

Dial
Supernova dial starting from the star, in MOP, black, brown or champagne colours; pearled MOP; sun-brushed dial starting from the star, in champagne or silver colours
Applied polished 18Ct gold or rhodium-plated hour-marking elements:
– Diamond index
– Trapezoidal half-moon index + diamond
– Rectangular half-moon index
Applied polished 18Ct gold or rhodium-plated Ω, Constellation star
Hands: Polished facetted 18Ct gold or rhodium-plated hour-minute hands; white Super-LumiNova

Bracelet
18Ct red or yellow gold, bicolour 18Ct red or yellow gold with stainless steel, stainless steel
Bracelet with butterfly clasp, brushed or polished links and polished bars, 18Ct gold matt Ω on clasp

Diamonds (estimation)
Bezel: 28x, full-cut, Ø1.50mm, totalling 0.34ct
Dial
– Diamond index: 12x, single-cut, Ø1.30mm, totalling 0.10ct
– ½ moon+diamond index: 12x, single-cut, Ø0.75mm, totalling 0.02ct

OMEGA Constellation 27mm Quartz

Movement
Omega calibre 1376
Quartz movement
Battery life: 32 months
Display: Central hour-minute hands

Case
18Ct red or yellow gold, bicolour 18Ct red or yellow gold with stainless steel, stainless steel
Diameter: 27.00 mm
Height: 8.67 mm
Water resistant up to: 100 m (330 ft)
Brushed or polished case with polished claws; brushed bezel with tone-in-tone Roman numerals or polished bezel set with diamonds
Polished crown embossed with Ω
Domed scratch-resistant sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment inside
4-screw fixed caseback, vertically-brushed and stamped with the Constellation Observatory medallion

Dial
Supernova dial starting from the star, in MOP, black, brown or champagne colours; pearled MOP; sun-brushed dial starting from the star, in champagne or silver colours
Applied polished 18Ct gold or rhodium-plated hour-marking elements:
– Diamond index
– Trapezoidal half-moon index + diamond
– Rectangular half-moon index
Applied polished 18Ct gold or rhodium-plated Ω, Constellation star
Hands: Polished facetted 18Ct gold or rhodium-plated hour-minute hands; white Super-LumiNova

Bracelet
18Ct red or yellow gold, bicolour 18Ct red or yellow gold with stainless steel, stainless steel
Bracelet with butterfly clasp, brushed or polished links and polished bars, 18Ct gold matt Ω on clasp

Diamonds (estimation)
Bezel: 32x, full-cut, Ø1.60mm, totalling 0.50ct
Dial:
– Diamond index: 12x, single-cut, Ø1.40mm, totalling 0.13ct
– ½ moon+diamond index: 12x, single-cut, Ø0.85mm, totalling 0.03ct

OMEGA Constellation 31mm Automatic

Movement
Omega Co-Axial Calibres 8520 / 8521
Self-winding movement in both directions
Officially certified chronometer
Jewels: 28
Frequency: 25’200 A/h (3.5 Hz)
Power reserve: 50 hours

Exclusive features with:
– Silicon “Si 14” balance-spring on Omega free sprung-balance
– Co-Axial Escapement with 3 levels
–  NIVACHOC
– Barrel with anti-wear DLC coating

Special luxury finish:
– 18 Ct red gold rotor and balance bridge for 18 Ct gold and precious metal models;  monochrome rhodium-plated rotor and bridges for stainless steel and bi-colour variants
– Geneva waves in arabesque
– Blackened screws, barrel and balance wheel

Display
Central hour-minute-seconds hands, date window at 3H

Case
18Ct white or red or yellow gold, bicolour 18Ct red or yellow gold with stainless steel, stainless steel
Diameter: 31.00 mm
Height: 11.87 mm
Water resistant up to: 100 m (330 ft)
Brushed case with polished claws
Brushed bezel with tone-in-tone Roman numerals or polished bezel set with diamonds
Polished crown embossed with Ω
Domed scratch-resistant sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment on both sides
Screw-in caseback with sapphire crystal

Dial
Lacquered supernova or sun-brushed dial starting from the star; MOP supernova & MOP dials are not lacquered
Hour-marks either with diamond index in 18Ct gold holder or applied 18Ct gold trapezoidal half-moon index (diamond-polished sides and vertically-brushed top); white Super-LumiNova
Applied polished 18Ct gold Ω, Constellation star and trapezoidal date window

Hands
Facetted 18Ct gold hands, white Super-LumiNova
Hour-minute hands with diamond-polished sides with vertically-brushed top

Bracelet
18Ct white or red or yellow gold, bicolour 18Ct red or yellow gold with stainless steel, stainless steel
Bracelet with butterfly clasp, brushed links & polished bars, 18Ct gold matt Ω on clasp

Diamonds (estimation)
– Bezel: 34x, full-cut, Ø1.80mm, totalling 0.6936ct
– Dial: 11x, single-cut, Ø1.70mm, totalling 0.1925ct

OMEGA Constellation 35mm Automatic

Movement
Exclusive Omega calibre 2500
Self-winding movement in both directions
Officially certified chronometer
Jewels: 27
Frequency: 25’200 A/h (3.5 Hz)
Power reserve: 48 hours

Exclusive features with:
– Co-Axial Escapement
– Omega free sprung-balance

Display
Central hour-minute-seconds hands, date window at 3H

Case
18Ct red or yellow gold, bicolour 18Ct red or yellow gold with stainless steel, stainless steel
Diameter: 35.00 mm
Height: 10.76 mm
Water resistant up to: 100 m (330 ft)
Brushed case with polished claws
Brushed bezel with tone-in-tone Roman numerals or polished bezel set with diamonds
Polished crown embossed with Ω
Domed scratch-resistant sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment inside
Screw-in caseback with sapphire crystal

Dial
Silver, black, brown or champagne sun-brushed dial starting from the star
Hour-marks either with diamond index set in 18Ct gold holder or applied 18Ct gold or rhodium-plated trapezoidal half-moon index (diamond-polished sides and vertically-brushed top); Super-LumiNova
Applied polished 18Ct gold or rhodium-plated , Constellation star and trapezoidal date window

Hands
18Ct gold or rhodium-plated hour-minute hands (diamond-polished sides & vertically-brushed top); gold- or rhodium-plated seconds hand; Super-LumiNova

Bracelet
18Ct red or yellow gold, bicolour 18Ct red or yellow gold with stainless steel, stainless steel
Bracelet with butterfly clasp, brushed links & polished bars,  18Ct gold matt Ω on clasp

Diamonds (estimation)
Bezel: 34x, full-cut, Ø2.00mm, totalling 0.997ct
Dial: 11x, single-cut, Ø1.70mm, totalling 0.1925ct

OMEGA Constellation 35mm Jewellery, Automatic

Movement
Same as OMEGA Constellation 35mm Automatic (Omega calibre 2500)
Display: Central hour-minute-seconds hands, date window at 3H

Case

18Ct white, red or yellow gold
Diameter: 35.00 mm
Height: 10.76 mm
Water resistant up to: 100 m (330 ft)
Polished case with polished claws and bezel set with diamonds
Polished crown set with one diamond briolette
Domed scratch-resistant sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment inside
Screw-in caseback with sapphire crystal

Dial
Engraved supernova MOP dial starting from the star
Diamond index set in 18Ct gold holders
Applied polished 18Ct gold, Constellation star and trapezoidal date window

Hands
Facetted 18Ct gold hands, white Super-LumiNova
Hour-minute hands with diamond-polished sides & vertically-brushed top

Strap
18Ct gold screw-fixed white rubber strap (horizontal lined, grooved back for wearer’s comfort) with polished 18Ct fold over clasp

Diamonds (estimation)
Bezel: 34x, full-cut, Ø2.00mm, totalling 0.997ct
Claws: 54x, full-cut, Ø1.00-1.30mm, totalling 0.356ct
Crown: 1x, briolette-cut, Ø4.00mm, 0.20ct
Dial: 11x, single-cut, Ø1.70mm, totalling 0.1925ct

OMEGA Constellation 35mm Quartz

Movement
Omega calibre 1532
Quartz movement
Battery life: 25 months (EOL)
Display: Central hour-minute hands, date window at 3H

Case
Bicolour 18Ct red or yellow gold with stainless steel, stainless steel
Diameter: 35.00 mm
Height: 10.11 mm
Water resistant up to: 100 m (330 ft)
Brushed case with polished claws and brushed bezel with tone-in-tone Roman numerals
Polished crown embossed with Ω
Domed scratch-resistant sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment inside
4-screw fixed caseback, vertically-brushed and embossed with the Constellation Observatory medallion; serial n° at bottom

Dial
Silver, black or champagne sun-brushed dial starting from the star
Applied 18Ct gold or rhodium-plated trapezoidal half-moon index (diamond-polished sides and vertically-brushed top); Super-LumiNova
Applied polished 18Ct gold or rhodium-plated, Constellation star and trapezoidal date window

Hands
18Ct gold or rhodium-plated hour-minute hands (diamond-polished sides & vertically-brushed top); gold- or rhodium-plated seconds hand; Super-LumiNova

Bracelet
Bicolour 18Ct red or yellow gold with stainless steel, stainless steel
Bracelet with butterfly clasp, brushed links & polished bars, 18Ct gold matt Ω on clasp

OMEGA Constellation 35mm Smalls Seconds, Automatic

Movement
Exclusive Omega calibre 2202
Self-winding movement in both directions
Officially certified chronometer
Jewels: 33
Frequency: 25’200 A/h (3.5 Hz)
Power reserve: 48 hours
Exclusive features with:
– Co-Axial Escapement
– Omega free sprung-balance
– Power reserve: 48 hours
Luxury finish
Display: Central hour-minute hands, small-seconds at 6H

Case
18Ct red gold
Diameter: 35.00 mm
Height: 11.13 mm
Water resistant up to: 100 m (330 ft)
Brushed case with polished claws and bezel set with diamonds
Polished crown set with one diamond briolette
Domed scratch-resistant sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment on both sides
Screw-in caseback with sapphire crystal

Dial
MOP or brown, supernova dial starting from the centre of the small-seconds subdial
Diamond index set in 18Ct gold holders, Ø increases from 6H to 12H
Applied polished 18Ct small-seconds track ring fully set with diamonds
Applied polished 18Ct gold , Constellation star; star at 12H
Hands: Polished facetted 18Ct gold hands, white Super-LumiNova

Strap
18Ct gold screw-fixed white MOP or brown alligator strap with brushed 18Ct gold foldover clasp
Fitting: 24mm between lugs, 18mm on clasp

Diamonds (estimation)
Bezel: 36x, full-cut, Ø2.00mm, totalling 1.06ct
Claws: 50x, full-cut, Ø1.00-1.30mm, totalling 0.36ct
Crown: 1x, briolette-cut, Ø3.00mm, 0.08ct
Dial: 12x, single-cut, Ø1.00-1.60mm, totalling 0.10ct
Subdial: 32x, single-cut, Ø0.60mm, totalling 0.05ct
TOTAL: 131x, totalling 1.65ct

OMEGA Constellation 38mm, Automatic

Movement
Omega Co-Axial Calibres 8500 / 8501
Self-winding movement in both directions
Officially certified chronometer
Jewels: 39
Frequency: 25’200 A/h (3.5 Hz)
Power reserve: 60 hours

Exclusive features with:
– Time zone function
– Co-Axial Escapement with 3 levels
– Omega free sprung-balance
– Twin DLC-coated barrels mounted in series
– NIVACHOC
– Bi-directional self-winding mechanism with Zirconium slide-bearing

Special luxury finish:
– 18 Ct red gold rotor and balance bridge for 18 Ct gold and precious metal models;  monochrome rhodium-plated rotor and bridges for stainless steel and bi-colour variants
– Geneva waves in arabesque
– Blackened screws, barrels and balance wheel

Display
Central hour-minute-seconds hands, date window at 3H

Case
18Ct white or red or yellow gold, bicolour 18Ct red or yellow gold with stainless steel, stainless steel
Diameter: 38.00 mm
Height: 12.52 mm
Water resistant up to: 100 m (330 ft)
Brushed case with polished claws
Brushed bezel with tone-in-tone Roman numerals or polished bezel set with diamonds
Polished crown embossed with Ω
Domed scratch-resistant sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment on both sides
Screw-in caseback with sapphire crystal

Dial
Lacquered sun-brushed dial starting from the star
Hour-marks either with diamond index set in 18Ct gold holder or applied 18Ct gold trapezoidal half-moon index (diamond-polished sides and vertically-brushed top); Super-LumiNova
Applied polished 18Ct gold, Constellation star and trapezoidal date window

Hands
Facetted 18Ct gold hands, white Super-LumiNova
Hour-minute hands with diamond-polished sides with vertically-brushed top

Bracelet
18Ct white or red or yellow gold, bicolour 18Ct red or yellow gold with stainless steel, stainless steel
Bracelet with butterfly clasp, brushed links & polished bars, 18Ct gold matt Ω on clasp

Diamonds (estimation)
Bezel: 34x, full-cut, Ø2.20mm, totalling 1.305ct
Dial: 11x, full-cut, Ø1.90mm, totalling 0.267ct

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