In the world of watchmaking, OMEGA’s Constellation has long been a symbol of exquisite precision and timeless style. Now, the next generation of models for men is proudly being launched

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The new 41 mm watches reflect a particularly bold and sophisticated spirit, while they also beautifully capture the Constellation’s most famous design traits – such as the iconic claws, and the half-moon facets at either end of the case. Furthermore, OMEGA has integrated some of its finest and most advanced watchmaking materials into the designs.

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This includes models in stainless steel, 18K gold, or a combination of both. Additionally, almost all the bezels have been crafted in polished ceramic replicating the look of the original Constellation Manhattan of 1982, which used shiny sapphire glass. Only one model in the new collection features its own stainless steel bezel, which is enhanced by blackened Roman numerals.

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For the other models with ceramic bezels, the Roman numerals have been produced in either OMEGA Ceragold™ or Liquidmetal™. Bevelling along the edges of the case and claws has provided the collection with a more slender look compared to models of the past, and even the crown has been subtly reshaped for added style.

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Adding to this effect, the hands have been given a slimline update, and the new indexes take their inspiration from the Manhattan skyline, most notably the triangular facets of the Freedom Tower. Most of the new 2020 models will be presented on leather straps with an anti-bacterial rubber lining.

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A decorative metallic link connects each side of the strap to the case, creating a unique look of its own. Those who prefer an overall metallic look can match their new model with any bracelet in the Constellation 39mm collection, or its full leather strap.

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Finally, the caseback features sapphire crystal that offers a view of the OMEGA Master CoAxial Calibre 8900 / 8901 inside. All watches have been Master Chronometer certified by the Swiss Federal Institute of Metrology (METAS) at the industry’s highest standards of precision, performance and magnetic resistance.

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References: – grey and steel – blue and Sedna gold

Case: 41 mm diameter – choice of stainless steel or 18k gold, brushed with polished accents – fixed ceramic bezel with Roman numerals, claws matching the case material – sapphire crystal front and back – 50 m water resistance
Dial: wide variety of colours and textures – applied, faceted indices – applied gold star above date window at 6 o’clock – central hours and minutes hands with lume
Movement: Omega Co-Axial Master Chronometer Calibre 8900 (steel models) or 8901 (gold models) – automatic – 29 mm – 39 jewels – 25,200 vibrations/hour – 60 h power with double barrel – free-sprung balance with silicon balance spring – resistant to 15,000 gauss – hours, minutes, seconds and date
Strap: leather and rubber strap, available in multiple colours – steel or 18k gold folding clasp – also available on metallic bracelet or full leather strap
Price: CHF 6,000 – grey and steel
CHF 18,900 – blue and Sedna gold

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