This really is something! Are you searching for something spectacular - this is the watch for the real connoisseur and his collection.
This watch is not only a Constellation ”pie-pan”, it's a well preserved 18k solid 168.025 with a rare ”OM”-marked dial (Or Massif) which means it's a solid gold dial.
Model number 168.025 were introduced in 1967 and is powered by calibre 564, the quickset date upgrade of the remarkable calibre 561.
These models were one piece, often described as ‘monocoque’ or ‘uni-shell’ .The Constellation monocoques were said to have superior water-resistance qualities. The absence of a screw-in or press-in case back, coupled with the removal of the need to use gaskets for the case back and crystal, allowed the movement to be removed from the watch without compromising its water-resistant qualities. In normal watches, water-resistance is frequently lost when opening the case back and breaking the seal, and this is often compounded by the deterioration of, or damage to, the gasket during the process of removal.
In monocoque cases, the crystal acts to stabilise the dial and movement as well as provide an excellent seal to the case. The movement is removed from the front of the watch. This is achieved by the use of the special Omega tool 105 which reduces marginally the diameter of the crystal to allow it to be released from the special case top groove in which it sits.
Object nr: 227
Model: Constellation “Pie-Pan” Chronometer with a 18ct gold dial (OM)
Movement: Automatic Cal. 564, Nr: 2693xxxx
Material: 18 ct solid gold case
Original crown: Yes, Omega signed crown
Dimensions: 35mm, without crown
Strap/Bracelet: An original Omega bracelet in used condition. We also include a new brown leather strap.
Lug Width: 18mm
Serviced: Yes, the watch is serviced and under warranty until 22-06-31
It's hard to believe that this watch is over 50 years old. The watch is well preserved and in a stunning condition despite the age. The original dial is in very good condition even if there is some signs of ageing as you can see.
The case is very sharp with clean and visible chamfers. The crystal is original and got some small signs of wear. There are small signs of wear and opening in the caseback, but - the watch really is as nice as it looks in the pictures. It doesn't get much better than this.
The pictures is a part of the description, study therefore the pictures carefully!