The New 41mm Omega Constellation Line

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The New 41mm Omega Constellation Line

Post by Bahoomba » August 30th 2020, 6:11pm

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At this writing, we are at the cusp of September 1, when a certain famed brand is ushering in some new models that luxury watch fans have waited for all year. However, other just-as-popular brands have already started to bring in some incredible new pieces – not the least of which is a stunning new revamp for the classic Omega Constellation. It is such a remarkable beefing up of a venerable product that we’d be surprised if these new 41mm “Connies” don’t push the Seamaster and Speedmaster for attention from ardent Omega admirers.

These new 41mm Constellation models (they hit stores in July) are, in a word, dazzling. They’ve kept the famous design details such as the half-moon facets and the “claws” on the sides of the dial, but now, added attractions include models in 18K gold or stainless steel (or both!), and an array of polished ceramic bezels that somehow, some way, make these new winners seem both like dress and sports watches at the same time.

That’s not all: When many collectors think of the Constellation, they remember the unique stainless steel bracelets – but many of these watches will be available with original, new leather straps with a unique anti-bacterial rubber lining. And, of course, the Omega quality we’ve all come to expect: Calibre 8900 or 8901 automatic movements, front and back sapphire, and, yes, they’re Master Chronometers.
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Re: The New 41mm Omega Constellation Line

Post by MKTheVintageBloke » August 31st 2020, 9:24am

Looks OK, at first glance. But it has two issues, the way I see it.

First: lume on hands, but not on the dial. The SG in general is guilty as fuck of doing that over and over, across all the brands they own. A shitload of non-SG brands does that as well. Wonder what drives them, because this is downright fucking lame.

Second: unless someone has ham-sized wrists, a 41mm tonneau case will look pretty fucking big. It’s a dressy Constellation, but with the size and proportions of the Wostok Amfibia. The massive bezel creates a faux-diver effect, made ridiculous by the Roman numerals and the claws. If this was 36-38mm, yeah, OK, that’d work. 41mm? Fuck, no.
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Re: The New 41mm Omega Constellation Line

Post by TemerityB » August 31st 2020, 2:35pm

MKTheVintageBloke wrote:
August 31st 2020, 9:24am
Looks OK, at first glance. But it has two issues, the way I see it.

First: lume on hands, but not on the dial. The SG in general is guilty as fuck of doing that over and over, across all the brands they own. A shitload of non-SG brands does that as well. Wonder what drives them, because this is downright fucking lame.

Second: unless someone has ham-sized wrists, a 41mm tonneau case will look pretty fucking big. It’s a dressy Constellation, but with the size and proportions of the Wostok Amfibia. The massive bezel creates a faux-diver effect, made ridiculous by the Roman numerals and the claws. If this was 36-38mm, yeah, OK, that’d work. 41mm? Fuck, no.
Omega is still making 39 and 36 mm Constellation models, but I believe the 41mm are the only ones with the new bezels and these design changes. They even still make at least one 36mm quartz model.
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