18k VK Omega Constellation 168.009 from 1967

Description

18k OMEGA CONSTELLATION WHITE GOLD

Very rare Omega Constellation Chronometer “Ultima” ref. 168.009 from 1967. 18k white gold case is almost in NOS condition. Rare blue glossy Constellation dial and steel color hands. Dial and hands with tritium lume.

Movement is serviced Omega cal. 564 automatic with quick set date function.

Milanese bracelet is massif 18k white gold and also in like-new condition. Watch comes with original Omega red watch box.

Watch has 12-month service warranty.

This C-model Omega Constellation was designed by Gerald Genta in 1964. By this new C-design he brought Omega Constellation models to bold 1960-era. First 168.009 models used Omega cal. 561 movement, but it was later replaced with 564 (date) and 751 (day-date) models. Base models were of steel or steel-gold cap and those were delivered with leather strap. AD:s were given possibility to offer variouds steel bracelets in different designs, at extra cost.

Constellation Ultima 18k models were offered with leather straps with 18k gold buckles or 18k gold bracelets. These gold bracelets were not aftersale options, but deliverd from Omega as ordered.

Most of white gold C-shape Constellation models used “silky-guilloche” white gold dials, but other options were available. This model comes with glossy blue dial and it is second like this we have had in last 10 years. These were ordered by at that time Finnish Omega representative Oy Perkko Ab.

Gerald Genta (1931-2011) is probably the best known watch designer of all times. He created Audemars Piguet Royal Oak model in 1971 and Patek Philippe Nautilus model in 1976. He has created and influenced in countless well known watch designs for brands like IWC, Cartier, Omega, Audemars Piguet, Patek Philippe and later in his own watch brand Gerald Genta and Gerald Charles.

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