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Up for sale is a vintage early 1960s Omega Constellation with pie-pan dial, signed by the retailer Meister.
The Constellation was, of course, the watch with which Omega followed up the Centenary. Released in 1952, it was the synthesis of Omega’s most advanced horological technologies. Each Constellation made was submitted to Geneva for chronometer trials, and received “especially good results.”
Omega offered the Constellation in several different dial and case configurations over the years, but those with the distinctive pie-pan dials—like the one featured here—remain some of the most beloved.
This particular pie-pan example is a Reference 14393/61 SC. While it might seem like a nonsensical jumble of numbers with two letters tacked on at the end, each number holds the secret to the watch’s identity. In this case, the first five digits comprise the case reference number, while the last two—or 61, in this particular Constellation—refers to the model variant. And SC denotes a case back, meant to correspond with a specific movement—“SC” for “Seconde Centre,” meaning a movement that has center seconds.
Case diameter: 35mm (excluding crown)
Lug Diameter: 18mm
Strap Type: one 18mm cognac exotic strap with gold-tone buckle.
Dial condition: Meister-signed pie-pan dial bears an even stippled patination and some darkening near 11:00. Luminous faceted Dauphine handset is in good condition
Crown: correct replacement Omega-signed crown
Case material: gold-capped case is good condition with light signs of wear commensurate with age; Observatory case back bears a few light tool marks.
Movement: Omega Caliber 561 Automatic Movement
Price is $2,500 paid by check or wire including insured worldwide shipping. Please contact email@example.com for more info. Thanks for looking!
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