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Stainless steel Constellation (prototype) marine chronometer wristwatch. Made 1970

Stainless steel Constellation (prototype) marine chronometer wristwatch. Made 1970

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Information

  • Brand: OMEGA
  • Made: 1970
  • Model: Constellation Marine Chronometer 
  • Reference: 198.074
  • Calibre: 1511
  • Movement: Quartz
  • Material: Stainless steel
  • Features: (Prototype), 14ct yellow gold bezel & date function
  • Dial: Black dial featuring luminous printed white markers with white baton shaped hands and aperture for the date at 6 o'clock.
  • Case Dimensions: 40 x 30 mm
  • Bracelet/Strap: Leather strap and deployant buckle
  • Accessories: Extract from the Archives
  • SKU: 03079

Essay

The OMEGA Constellation Marine Chronometer (prototype) wristwatch was first introduced in the late 1960s and was designed specifically for marine use. It was part of the Constellation collection, which has been one of OMEGA's flagship models since 1952.

The watch features a highly accurate chronometer-certified movement, the OMEGA calibre 1511.

The watch features a highly accurate chronometer-certified movement, This is one of the first quartz wristwatches developed in Switzerland. During the seventies, the technology of integrated circuits featuring quartz with vibrating movements or not and its displays were advancing very rapidly making certain projects in development phases already obsolete. Conceived in collaboration with the Battelle institute, the Marine chronometer became in 1974 the most precise wristwatch in the world.