Hands-on: The new OMEGA Constellation 41 mm Gents’ Collection

Omega`s Constellation was introduced in 1982. If you ever wondered were the idea for its design came from, here is the story in brief: The designer was inspired in the morning when he shaving from the claws holding the mirror he was looking into… You don’t believe me? Please watch the video and let Jean-Claude Monachon, Omega VP Product and Customer Service, tell you the story…

In 2020 the claws are still there, but they look different today. The new 41 mm watches reflect a particularly bold and sophisticated spirit, while they also beautifully capture the Constellation’s most famous design traits – such as the iconic claws, and the half-moon facets at either end of the case.

Omega has integrated some of its finest and most advanced watchmaking materials into the designs. This includes models in stainless steel, 18 carat gold, or a combination of both. Additionally, almost all the bezels have been crafted in polished ceramic – replicating the look of the original Constellation Manhattan of 1982, which used shiny sapphire glass.

Only one model in the new collection features its own stainless steel bezel, which is enhanced by blackened Roman numerals. For the other models with ceramic bezels, the Roman numerals have been produced in either Omega Ceragold™ or Liquidmetal™.

Bevelling along the edges of the case and claws has provided the collection with a more slender look compared to models of the past, and even the crown has been subtly reshaped for added style. Adding to this effect, the hands have been given a slimline update, and the new indexes take their inspiration from the Manhattan skyline, most notably the triangular facets of the Freedom Tower.

Most of the new 2020 models will be presented on leather straps with an anti-bacterial rubber lining. A decorative metallic link connects each side of the strap to the case, creating a unique look of its own. Those who prefer an overall metallic look can match their new model with any bracelet in the Constellation 39 mm collection, or its full leather strap.

Finally, the caseback features sapphire crystal that offers a view of the Omega Master Co-Axial Calibre 8900 / 8901 inside.

All Constellation watches have been Master Chronometer certified by the Swiss Federal Institute of Metrology (METAS) at the industry’s highest standards of precision, performance and magnetic resistance. Power reserve is 60 hours.

Did you know? Master Chronometer watches are tested and certified twice. Firstly, the movement is tested by the Official Swiss Chronometer Control () with precision criteria of -4/+6 seconds per day. Then the complete watch and its movement undergo eight Master Chronometer tests set by the Swiss Federal Institute of Metrology () with criteria of 0/+5 seconds per day.

All Omega watches are delivered with a 5-year warranty that covers the repair of any material or manufacturing defects. Please refer to the operating instructions for specific information about the warranty conditions and restrictions.

The prices of the watches shown are mentioned in the video.


Calibre: Omega 8900
Self-winding movement with Co-Axial escapement. Certified Master Chronometer, approved by METAS, resistant to magnetic fields reaching 15,000 gauss. Free sprung-balance with silicon balance spring, two barrels mounted in series, automatic winding in both directions. Time zone function. Special luxury finish with rhodium- plated rotor and bridges with Geneva waves in arabesque. Power reserve: 60 hours

Between lugs: 24.2 mm
Bracelet: leather strap/metal bracelet
Case: various
Case diameter: 41 mm
Dial colour: various
Crystal: Domed scratch‑resistant sapphire crystal with anti‑reflective treatment on both sides
Water resistance: 5 bar (50 metres / 167 feet)

For more information please click here: https://www.omegawatches.com/watches/constellation/constellation/gents-collection/product