The full gold bar version of the classic Manhattan Omega Constellation, with day and date. Model reference 396.1069
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The serial number on the case back has been cleaned off in the past – in this era of Omega watches this is not uncommon. However we know from Omega’s own website the model was in the 1987 collection.
This style of Constellation was first launched in 1982, and is one of the few watch styles from the 1980’s to remain in production today. If you see this version, available today from Omega for nearly £5,000, all the styling clues are there. The most consistent features are the claws (or Griffes in Omega language) that initially were both for styling and served an important purpose – they clamped the solid 18k gold bezel to the case. This watch has the full bar bracelet, so between each steel link is a bar of 18k gold that also acts as the joint. There is also an Omega emblem embossed in 18k gold on the clasp, which can often be missing from these watches. Inside the watch is Omega’s movement calibre 1444, with subdials telling the day and date while giving the look of a chronograph. The white dial is the classic look for the Manhattan, and is in very good condition. The case wears larger than the dimensions suggest, as you can see on the wrist photo. There are some marks to the case on the bottom right corner. The bracelet has been cleaned in our ultrasonic bath. We will install a brand new battery before sending the watch out to the new owner.
This watch will be supplied with an Omega service box, and our Certificate of Authenticity.
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Width with crown 32.5 mm
Width without crown 35.5 mm
Lug to lug length 38.0 mm
Case Thickness 6.2 mm
Bracelet will fit a maximum wrist size of 196 mm. The bracelet can be sized for you if you give us your wrist size when placing the order.
All sizes are approximate.
Included with this watch is a 3 month guarantee and free delivery to UK addresses. If you live outside the UK we can still deliver to most countries. Please see our Worldwide Shipping information, or Contact Us. Payment can be made by most credit or debit cards, bank transfer or PayPal.
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