Steel on steel
Note: watch no longer available
The especially dramatic and enduring design concept of the OMEGA Constellation line is characterized by its famous “Griffes”, or claws, and striking dials.
This model features a black dial with day and date windows at the 12 and 6 o'clock positions, and a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal. The bezel, with its engraved Roman numerals, is mounted on a 38 mm stainless steel case, and is presented on a stainless steel bracelet.
Visible through the transparent caseback is the OMEGA Co-Axial calibre 8602 within.
Label given to a watch which has undergone precision tests and received a certificate from an official body (COSC).
Transparent case back
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Stainless steel is certainly the most conventional of watchmaking materials for outer craftsmanship, and offers beauty, strength and affordability. OMEGA uses 316L stainless steel. Known for its corrosion-resistance and high lustre after polishing, this material is often the ideal choice for watches in both daily-use and high-stress situations such as diving and adventure.
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To really appreciate the finer details of a timepiece, OMEGA uses synthetic sapphire crystal with a highly scratch-resistant and anti-reflective treatment. Before the machining and finishing processes take place, the sapphire crystals are produced under the Verneuil process, also called flame fusion. It involves the melting of the raw substance using oxyhydrogen flame and the crystallisation of the melted droplets to form a cylinder. Graded 9 on the Mohs-hardness scale (graded 1-10), the resulting sapphire crystals are virtually scratch-proof and very hard, ensuring an unhindered vision at all times.
Self-winding movement with Co-Axial escapement. Day-date change at midnight with instantaneous jump. Silicon balance-spring on free sprung-balance, 2 barrels mounted in series, automatic winding in both directions. Rhodium-plated balance bridge and oscillating mass, luxury finish with exclusive Geneva waves in arabesque.
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