New for 2020 from Swiss watch brand Omega is the fifth generation of Constellation watches for men. The series includes 26 new models, all sized at 39 mm. Each watch is crafted in either 18K yellow gold, or in 18K Sedna™ gold, stainless steel, or a combination of gold and stainless steel. Additionally, each watch holds Master Chronometer status – achieving the Swiss industry’s highest certification for precision, performance and magnetic resistance.
The new collection is filled with updates that make the watches more current, more refined and more wearable. Such updates include polished and beveled edges along the case, the bracelet and the now-slimmed-down claws, a slimmer bezel with redesigned Roman numerals, a conical-shaped crown, redesigned hands and hour makers and new mid-bar link metal bracelets.
Among the changes, the new hands and markers endow the watch with a sleek appeal and uniqueness in look. That may be because of the inspiration behind them. In fact, the designers at Omega were inspired by the triangular facets of New York’s Freedom Tower.
While, the Constellation was first launched in 1952, today’s Constellation watches really reflect the models that came out 30 years after the initial launch in 1982. That year witnessed the Constellation with the now-iconic four claws on the case side. It also featured the single-link bracelet. Those attributes continued throughout the past nearly four decades, and continue in the newest generation of watches.
Raynald Aeschlimann, President and CEO of OMEGA says, “Men who wear OMEGA timepieces expect sophistication and excellence. These new Constellation models deliver these exact qualities and much more. They are a testament to our history and our innovation, as well our constant pursuit for refinement.”
Aeschlimann is on target. The new watches are truly refined and elegant — offering today’s discerning customer a great look with a business suit or for a night out on the town. The watch retail for $5,280 for steel with leather straps, $6,050 for steel on bracelets, $7,450 for two-tone steel-and-Sedna gold or steel-and-yellow-gold with straps, $9,000 for two-tone on steel bracelets, $9,100 for two-tone on leather with diamond indices, $10,600 for two-tone on bracelets with diamond indices,; and $31,000 for all-gold case and bracelet.