Omega Constellation Chronometer Pie-Pan from 1953



Very rare Omega Constellation Chronometer Pie-Pan from 1953. Ref. 2648-2. Full-set, includes all boxes and documents. Flawless original black “honeycomb-pie-pan-crosshair”” dial with steel-colored hands. Steel case is in excellent condition. Original Omega nine-angle crown. Omega cal.354 automatic hammer movement has been fully serviced. Case diameter is 35 mm.

The watch comes with the original Constellation inner and outer box, Constellation chronometer card, numbered Constellation chronometer certificate (signed, still wrapped in plastic), red Omega tag (with details), instructions and original Omega steel buckle. The strap shown in the photograph is a Hirsch Massai Ostrich. We also have many other strap options available.

The watch has a 24-month service guarantee.

Constellation series

Omega introduced the Centenary model in 1948 to celebrate its 100th anniversary. The Centenary model was a small collection of gold dress watches that used Omega’s first automatic chronometer movement. The model was never intended for serial production, and only 4000 pieces were ever made. The model was received well, which inspired Omega to create a new series of dress watches. The watch, named Constellation, was Omega’s flagship model, featuring the best automatic chronometer movement and newest technology available.

The Constellation series of watches was introduced in 1952. The watches were available with a 18k gold, steel-gold or steel case right from the beginning. In addition to the texts on the dial, another distinctive feature of the series is the motif of an observatory and a constellation of eight stars in the sky above it, embossed on the case back. This motif refers to Omega’s victories in various chronometer trials, such as the ones held at the Kew-Teddington Observatory in 1933 and 1936. The first Constellation model that was introduced was the gold ref.2648 model, which housed the new cal.352 automatic movement. The one we are selling is the second development version, ref. 2648-2. The movement used in this version is the cal. 354 automatic movement, an improved version of the first model.

Omega Constellation watches with a black dial are always rare. This Omega Constellation watch from 1953, which includes all related boxes and documents, is an extremely rare specimen. We acquired the watch from a Finnish watch collection, where it had been well taken care of.