Omega Constellation Grand Luxe – The MacDaddy Omega Of The 1950s

The Omega Constellation Grand Luxe is something really special. Omega introduced the Constellation in 1952, being more or less the successor of the Centenary watch that Omega introduced in 1948 to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Biel watch factory. Already being the flagship of the Omega manufacture [because of the fine finish and chronometer movements], the Constellation came in several grades in the 1950s.

The ultimate edition was the Constellation Grand Luxe, even one step above the Constellation Deluxe, available in all gold or platinum and with the famous brick bracelet. For those of you not very familiar with the vintage Constellation series: the brick bracelet was reintroduced by Omega in 1999, when they announced their new co-axial movement in the Omega DeVille Co-Axial during BaselWorld 1999.

Omega Constellation Grand Luxe   The MacDaddy Omega Of The 1950s

Meertz’s World of Time in Munich has a Constellation Grand Luxe for sale from the 8th of April 1957, complete with box and papers. The watch was originally bought in Wiesbaden, near Frankfurt in Germany. It was a really expensive watch in the 1950s, probably as expensive (or even more) as the Rolex Oyster Perpetual Day-Date in those days.

This ref. 2930 SC Omega Constellation Grand Luxe has a superb in-house movement caliber 505 and a massive gold pie pan dial with diamond shaped markers. The back side of the watch has the famous observatory logo with a group of stars (Constellation = a group of stars whose movement through the celestial vault is consistent and predictable). Also, the ten-sided crown of this watch is still there. I am note sure whether Omega will replace it with a similar crown during a service, but I’ve seen jewelers using ‘generic’ gold Omega crowns to replace these beauties.

Omega Constellation Grand Luxe   The MacDaddy Omega Of The 1950s

Meertz in Munich asks 9.800,- EUR for this beautiful Constellation Grand Luxe 2930 SC, complete with box and papers. Comes with a 1 year warranty and 14 days right-of-return term.

More information about the Omega Constellation line-up can be found at omegamuseum.com/constellation. Also check our Facebook page for the pictures we took of the Constellations during our Omega Museum visit.

Thanks to our reader Jtk for some corrections!

Omega Constellation Grand Luxe   The MacDaddy Omega Of The 1950s
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Robert-Jan Broer

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Robert-Jan Broer, born in 1977, watch collector and author on watches for over a decade. Founder of Fratello Watches in 2004.
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4 Comments

  1. Sfdsagf Reply

    10-sided crown, not 8-sided. Omega Bienne should not replace the crown if specifically asked to.

  2. Jtk Reply

    Omega never had a cal.506 movement in the Constellation, and the crown should be 10-sided.

    1. Robert-Jan Reply

      Correct Sir. Will change it asap.

  3. Tom Reply

    I acquired this grand luxe Connie Omega few days ago. Can anyone tell me exact name of this belt which has a buckle and belt looks like shape a leather with holes for pin but made of gold . I don’t know how to attach photo into this box? Brick ?perhaps not! Snake? I doubt! Milanese? Not sure. Pls help as i don’t see same on Internet !

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