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Classical beauty of Omega men's watches
Although not as recognizable as the Speedmaster line, the Omega Constellation collection is one of the oldest and most desirable lines of this brand…
First introduced in 1952, with the famous "pie-pan dial", this collection of men's chronometers got its distinctive look in 1982, when all watches were transformed to contain crescent-shaped cases at the top and bottom and four claws on the side, integrated mono-link bracelets, circular dials and base indexes. Now, the Constellation line for men has got a completely new look, which marks the fifth time of transformation of the iconic assortment in almost four decades.
All 26 new models in the current collection are housed in 39mm diameter cases, which are created from 18-carat yellow or Sedna gold, or stainless steel. Like the women’s line, which received a makeover in 2018, men’s watches now get polished edges, claws and bracelets, thinner bases with redesigned Roman numerals, conical crowns, redesigned hands and markers, inspired by New York, with an offer of leather straps of various color, next to the stainless steel bracelet.
Enhancements have also taken place behind the scenes - all new models feature Master Chronometer mechanisms, which emphasize superior precision, performance and magnetic resistance.
Prices for watches from the new collection for men start at $ 5,280 for models with a stainless steel case and a leather strap. Steel models with bracelets cost $ 6,050, while a two-tone version made of steel and Sedna or yellow gold costs $ 7,450. Two-tone models with steel bracelets cost $ 9,000, while those decorated with diamonds cost $ 100 more. The highlight of this line is a model that is made entirely of gold and costs $ 31,000.
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