The Omega Constellation has never been one of the main Omega watches on my radar. This fact is interesting to me since I am a big fan of Omega watches overall. If you speak to Omega you learn something interesting that makes sense if you think about it. The world is split up into two major types of Omega markets. Those are Omega Speedmaster and Seamaster markets, as well as Omega Constellation and De Ville markets.
The United States is for the most part an Omega Speedmaster and Seamaster market. Having said that, if what Omega says is true, they sell far more De Ville and Constellation models in the East. Thus, while these dressier models aren’t a major part of the Omega image to the West, it is dress-style watches and not sport watches that make up the majority of Omega watch sales overall. With that in mind, I went on to review two different Omega Constellation men’s replica watches.
To a degree, this watch review comes at the brink of when Omega has promised to release a re-designed Constellation watch collection next year, in 2015. That said, the current Constellation collection is from more or less 2007, and like the De Ville helped launch Omega’s new in-house made movements. As such, these two models each contain 8500/8600 series in-house made automatic movements.
Right now, the largest size available for a men’s Constellation watch is 38mm wide. I have a feeling that will change next year as the sizes get larger for the Western market. Personally I think the Omega Constellation needs to be at least 40mm wide (up to maybe 42mm wide) for the US market. What I have for review is the steel Omega Constellation Co-Axial Day-Date 38mm watch ref.
126.96.36.199.01.001 and the 18k Sedna gold Omega Constellation Co-Axial 38mm ref. 188.8.131.52.02.001.
The steel model is perhaps more classically a “Constellation,” at least in the modern sense. While the Constellation name has been part of the Omega family since the 1950s, it was in 1982 that the Constellation took its modern form with the Constellation Manhattan. The famed watch designer Gerald Genta designed a few earlier 1960s era Omega constellation watches, but not the Constellation Manhattan – even though it was clearly partially inspired by some of Genta’s popular designs from the 1970s.
The Omega Constellation Manhattan cheap fake watches UK introduced the iconic “case claws” and single piece tapering bracelet that remains part of the design today. Of course another major part of the distinct Manhattan aesthetic is the ring of Roman numeral hour markers on the bezel. While the steel Omega Constellation Co-Axial Day-Date has the look of modern Constellation watches, the 18k Sedna gold model has a dial inspired by an earlier, pre-Manhattan era Omega Constellation model.
For 2015, Omega best replica watches UK continues to release exciting new watches that are inspired (often directly) by their own history while also serving to debut new technologies or features that make these modern watches so exciting to enthusiasts. The brand new Omega Globemaster Co-Axial Master Chronometer is something that requires a lot to fully explain, but few words are necessary to appreciate the style of this dressy, though still sort of sporty, new timepiece inspired by original Omega Constellation watches – namely those with the so called “pie pan” dials.
Omega could not, however, call these watches just “Constellations,” because currently the Omega constellation cheap fake watch is a totally different model family (and that might confuse people today, just a little bit). With that said, the technical full name of the collection does include “Constellation.” So we now have the 2015 Omega Constellation Globemaster Co-Axial Master Chronometer.
Aside from using this new Globemaster name, there are a lot of nice little details taken directly from vintage Omega Constellation watches, and in fact it belongs to Omega’s Constellation collection. Some dedicated collectors may opt to simply close their eyes and think, “I know in my heart this is a modern ‘original’ Constellation, so I will imagine that name on the dial.” One of my favorite Omega Globemaster Co-Axial Master Chronometer watch details is the 18k gold or steel emblem set into the sapphire crystal on the rear of the watch with an image of an observatory. Omega collectors will really like that detail. The pie-pan design of the domed dial is also a nice touch and the legibility of the collection is very impressive.
In terms of size, the Omega Globemaster Co-Axial Master Chronometer collection fake watches are 39mm wide, and for 2015, Omega isn’t taking it slow with versions by offering an 18k Sedna gold (basically rose gold), a steel version, and a two-tone model. When Omega comes out with a new collection that the brand feels will be popular, there is rarely a deficit of variety for consumers to choose from. What I really like about the new Omega Globemaster Co-Axial Master Chronometer is the case finishing which is mostly brushed. That also goes for the bracelet which has a neat sporty feel to it, being offered in a brushed finish versus polished.
The main polished element on the case is the bezel. While many people will see the Omega Globemaster Co-Axial Master Chronometer bezel as being rather thematically similar to a fluted bezel on Rolex watches, this is a design element which is present on some existing Omega timepieces.