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23 April 2015

A Constellation Legend in the World of Timepiece

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OMEGA, the world-renowned Swiss watch brand founded in 1848, has been continuously making innovative advancements while maintaining its heritage of classic watchmaking. For well over a century, numerous watchmaking breakthroughs confirmed OMEGA’s status as a leader in the creation of timepieces whose outstanding design was matched only by their quality.

To celebrate OMEGA’s legacy, its president, Stephen Urquhart, joined by brand ambassador, actress Zhang Ziyi, visited the OMEGA Chongqing Jinying Fortune Center Boutique. After they looked at the collection and chatted with members of the boutique’s staff, they were the guests of honour at a special gala dinner held to celebrate the unveiling of the Constellation Pluma.


The dinner was held in a historic building located on a street in Chongqing with strong cultural associations. The evening’s theme was inspired by the Constellation Pluma, an elegant wristwatch that takes its name from the Latin word for “feather”. The decorations around the new timepieces were an appealing, understated blend of white feathers and soft light. 

When Zhang Ziyi, accompanied by Stephen Urquhart, arrived at the event, the Constellation Pluma on her wrist drew admiring looks from her fellow guests. She shared her enthusiasm for the new watch saying, “For a long time, the Constellation has been one of my favourite collections. It has not only recorded countless special moments of my life – we have also spent endless, delightful days together. I am thrilled and honoured to be part of the release of this new Constellation Pluma. It still has the feathery elements that have made it so popular and some of the dynamic and subtle new details make it


even more special”.

At the event, OMEGA’s Stephen Urquhart said, “For years, Chinese has been one of OMEGA’s most important markets and we are proud of our leadership position here. I am particularly pleased to be in Chongqing, here in southwest China. It is an essential location for our global marketing strategy.”  Mr. Urquhart added, “It is particularly exciting to be here in Chongqing with Zhang Ziyi. She is a cherished part of the OMEGA family. Ziyi is both a great beauty and an extraordinary actress – an ideal spokesperson for the breath-taking Constellation Pluma.


OMEGA Constellation Pluma
In astronomy, the word “constellation” refers to a group of stars. Meanwhile, in the watchmaking industry, the word is always associated with the OMEGA Constellation collection, which was introduced in 1952. The collection has always reflected precision, high technological standards and aesthetic appeal. Last year, OMEGA unveiled its collection of Constellation Pluma timepieces. These sophisticated watches take their name from the Latin word for “feather”, subtly hinting at the delicate design that accentuates its most striking element.

This year, OMEGA has unveiled an evocative interpretation of the Constellation Pluma with a light coral-coloured dial that is reminiscent of the warm sunshine on a summer day. Similar to its sisters, this 27 mm timepiece is decorated with 11 diamond indexes in 18K gold holders and a soft-wavy pattern that flows between the iconic claws on the bezel. Its polished and facetted central hour, minute and seconds hands are crafted from 18K gold and coated with white Super-LumiNova, so the time can be read in a variety of lighting conditions. The 18K red gold bezel of this ladies’ wristwatch is paved with 32 full-cut diamonds, adding to the overall style of this piece. This Constellation PLUMA is presented on a bracelet with brushed stainless steel links and polished 18K red gold bars. The OMEGA Co-Axial calibre 8520 at its heart is visible through a domed scratch-resistant caseback and the precision and reliability of this mechanical movement is such that the timepiece is offered with a full four-year warranty.

More information about the OMEGA Constellation Pluma here.

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