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Watches Jewellery Omega’s Constellation Manhattan Is A Triumph Of Craftsmanship And Design

Omega’s Constellation Manhattan Is A Triumph Of Craftsmanship And Design

Omega’s Constellation Manhattan Is A Triumph Of Craftsmanship And Design
By Hong Kong Tatler
January 25, 2019

When Omega introduced Constellation in 1952—the first time a brand created an entire family of certified-chronometer watches—it was heralded as a technological masterpiece

Fast forward over six decades and now, thanks to a variety of stunning new design details coupled with Omega’s trademark precision and accuracy, the latest incarnation of Constellation is every bit as exceptional as those original models, making this timepiece the very definition of a modern icon.

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Photo: Courtesy of Omega
Photo: Courtesy of Omega

The New Generation

The new generation of Constellation Manhattan watches has been designed especially for contemporary women, with an incredible 101 models available that range in size, colour and material to ensure that there is a style to suit everyone.

This is perfectly epitomised by the four iconic women chosen to embody Constellation—Cindy Crawford, Nicole Kidman, Alessandra Ambrosio and Liu Shishi—in their latest campaign; just like each individual watch model, these ambassadors all share a sense of elegance and refinement whilst still being special and unique in their own ways.

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Photo: Courtesy of Omega
Photo: Courtesy of Omega

Style And Elegance

Each Constellation Manhattan timepiece now comes in 18-karat yellow gold, 18-karat Sedna rose gold or stainless steel, with three different sizes and seven different dial colours, including sun-brushed chestnut brown and silk-embossed silvery, to choose from.

Elsewhere, many of Constellation Manhattan’s signature features have received a sparkling 21st-century makeover—including slimmer, more feminine bevelled edges, bezels, claws and watch hands; new indexes inspired by the Manhattan skyline; and more luxurious bracelets with polished mid-bar links and a comfort release adjustment.

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Photo: Courtesy of Omega
Photo: Courtesy of Omega

Technological Excellence

Meanwhile, you can rest assured that Omega’s technological excellence remains a constant. Each of the new 29mm Constellation models is certified at Master Chronometer standard, guaranteeing the ultimate in precision, performance and magnetic resistance.

Having undergone stringent testing by the Swiss Federal Institute of Metrology, the extraordinary accuracy and reliability of these pieces is essentially unrivalled in the world of watchmaking.

Photo: Courtesy of Omega
Photo: Courtesy of Omega

Homage To Its Rich History

Omega’s rich history of industry brilliance is also celebrated in one of Constellation’s most famous details—the “observatory under the stars” medallion on its case back, which features on Manhattan’s new 25mm and 28mm models.

The design of eight stars above an observatory cupola pays homage to Omega’s still-unbeaten two world records in precision set in 1933 and 1936 at Kew-Teddington Observatory, along with the six times the brand won the annual wristwatch precision contest at Geneva Observatory between the years of 1945 and 1952.

So if you’re looking for a watch that combines the utmost in sophistication and variety with unparalleled precision and performance, Constellation Manhattan delivers the goods in style.

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