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Discover Omega Constellation Watches: Manhattan & Globemaster
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Discover Omega Constellation Watches: Manhattan & Globemaster

To celebrate the release of the 5th generation earlier this year, we're taking a closer at how Omega Constellation Watches, including the Manhattan and Globemaster collections, became some of the most distinctive timepiece designs to come out of Switzerland.

Brief History of Omega Constellation

The very first Omega Constellation watches were released in the 1950s and named after the WWII jet. Designed to embody Omega's dedication to creating the finest horological instruments, this design ethos still holds true today.

Omega Constellation Manhattan - Signature Design

Close up of Omega Constellation watch dial with signature star logo.

The Omega Constellation Manhattan collection for women arrived on the scene in 1982. The signature design principles have stood the test of time, with the Constellation star, the claws on the side of the dial, the half moon facets, and the mono-rang bracelet still applied today.

Other notable design embellishments include luxurious diamond-set bezels, mother-of-pearl or silk patterned dials, and stylish two-tone finishes.   Aside from a few minor tweaks, the designs have remained the same - an amazing feat in a world of constantly evolving trends.

The 5th Generation

Omega Constellation Manhattan 5th generation campaign featuring Liu Shishi, Nicole Kidman, and Cindy Crawford wearing red dresses and wrist watches.

The successful campaign for the 5th generation of the Manhattan Collection starred the likes of Nicole Kidman, Cindy Crawford, Liu Shishi, and Alessandra Ambrosio.

Key differences from the original watch designs include slimmer claws around the dial and Omega's first use of their own blend of 18k Sedna gold, featured on selected lines.

Omega Constellation Globemaster

Omega Mens Globemaster Brown Leather Strap Watch

Not just for women, Omega launched a successful collection of Omega Constellation Watches for men in 2015.

Styling stainless steel bracelets and comfy alligator leather straps instead of the iconic mono-rang bracelet design, the Globemaster Collection quickly generated interest for a number of reasons.

Firstly, a sophisticated annual calendar featured on the dial of selected designs, and secondly the watches in the collection became the world's first Master Chronometers. This title was awarded by the Federal Institute of Metrology (METAS) after being certified to the highest level of precision, performance, and magnetic resistance.

Omega has a strong history of world firsts including its legendary claim of being the first wrist watch to be worn on the moon. Omega are due to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the moon landing this year.

The Finer Details

Watch Movements: Quartz and Automatic movements featuring the iconic red Omega logo

Case Back Design: Geneva Observatory Logo

Case Widths (mm): 24, 25, 27, 28, 29, 38, 41

Water Resistance: 30m, 50m, and 100m

Glass Type: Sapphire Crystal Glass

Warranty: 5 years

Strap Materials: stainless steel, leather, 18ct gold

Co-Axial Escapement

Chronometer Certified 

Discover The Collection

Shop Omega Constellation Watches at T H Baker today with free delivery and 0% finance available. Every Omega watch bought with us comes with official brand packaging and a 5 year warranty.

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