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New Colours & Two-Tone Options, Meet the Latest Versions of the Omega Constellation 41mm

The Constellation claws are back with new, vibrant colours and new materials.

calendar | ic_dehaze_black_24px By Brice Goulard | ic_query_builder_black_24px 3 min read |
Omega Constellation 41mm Master Chronometer 2022 Editions new colours and two tone

A watch born in the early 1950s as a precision chronometer wristwatch, the Omega Constellation is one of the most long-lasting collections of the brand, only surpassed by the Seamaster. After three decades as a classic, elegant watch, it drastically changed in the early 1980s to become the model with integrated bracelet and signature claws we know today. Since then, this bold and recognizable design has been part of the collection under the name Manhattan. Among the wide range of models, we’ve always a certain love for the modern, sporty 41mm edition, which we extensively reviewed here. Part of the 2022 collection, Omega brings new colours and two-tone options to this watch, in the same vein as they did with the Globemaster Annual Calendar

Omega Constellation 41mm Master Chronometer 2022 Editions - 131.23.41.21.10.001

The Omega Constellation 41mm is a rather unique model in the collection, and also next to the competition. While sharing some elements with the classic luxury sports watches with integrated bracelet, it’s not entirely in line with this spirit and has its own personality. More robust, a bit sportier overall, yet extremely well built and overly-equipped, it’s a watch to consider if you’re on the market for some casual and original. Especially this year, as the new editions of the Constellation 41mm are clearly all about colours and mix of materials.

Omega Constellation 41mm Master Chronometer 2022 Editions - 131.33.41.21.04.001

The basics, compared to the steel version we reviewed here, haven’t changed. As such, we’re still in front of a steel case with a barrel shape and half-moons next to the lugs. It measures 41mm in diameter, 13.5mm in height and has a rather compact lug-to-lug measurement of 44mm – it’s indeed surprisingly pleasant on the wrist. The most noticeable element of the design is, without a doubt, the contrasting ceramic bezel with Roman numerals and, of course, the claws that are emblematic of the model since 1982. We’re still talking about a time-and-date watch, with 50m water-resistance, sapphire crystals on both sides and leather/rubber straps following the lines of the case and attached to it thanks to central decorative rounded links.

Omega Constellation 41mm Master Chronometer 2022 Editions - 131.33.41.21.04.001

What’s new then…? Well, colours and materials, mostly. The 2022 Omega Constellation 41mm models, which are added to the collection and don’t come as replacements, are either steel or steel-and-gold. The first, in steel (ref. 131.33.41.21.04.001), mixes a glossy white ceramic dial with CVD-coated blue hands and applied markers. The ceramic bezel is blue with Roman numerals filled with Grand Feu white enamel. It is worn on a blue alligator and rubber strap. A nice, fresh combination overall.

The rest of the collection is all about two-tone cases and colours. First, mixing steel and yellow gold (ref. 131.23.41.21.10.001), is a pleasant edition with a gradient dark green dial with a sunray-brushed pattern, a black ceramic bezel with gold Roman numerals (thanks to the seamless Ceragold technology) and a dark green strap. In the same vein, the brand has created a burgundy Omega Constellation 41mm (ref. 131.23.41.21.11.001) that mixes steel with 18k Sedna gold, a gradient dark red brushed dial, a black bezel with gold numerals and a burgundy strap. Finally, the last option (ref. 131.23.41.21.06.002) also mixes steel and yellow gold, this time with a patterned rhodium-grey dial. This edition features a brown ceramic bezel and strap.

Under the sapphire caseback is the well-known Calibre 8900, an in-house automatic movement with double barrel (60h power reserve), co-axial escapement beating at 3.5Hz, silicon balance spring and free-sprung balance. It also comes with all possible Omega refinements, such as the Master Chronometer certification, a resistance to magnetic fields of 15,000 gauss and a 5-year warranty. It is nicely decorated with Geneva waves in arabesque and blackened screws. The display consists of central H-M-S and a date at 6 o’clock. Note that there’s even a time zone function, allowing to change the hours by one-hour increments.

Omega Constellation 41mm Master Chronometer 2022 Editions - 131.23.41.21.11.001

Availability & Price

The new Omega Constellation 41mm Master Chronometer collection will soon be available from retailers and boutiques. The steel/white/blue model will be priced at EUR 6,800. The three steel-and-gold versions will be priced at EUR 9,200.

For more details, please visit omegawatches.com.

https://monochrome-watches.com/omega-constellation-41mm-master-chronometer-2022-new-colours-two-tone-introducing-price/

3 responses

  1. This watch at anything under 11mm thick would kill, but at 13.5mm, the same thickness as the seamaster, is this a sports watch or a dress watch?

  2. I like the idea of an Omega for the excellent movements, but they have an unerring knack of including something on every watch I have seen that stops me from buying one. In this case it’s that bezel. One day perhaps.

  3. The thickness of the case ruins what would otherwise be a tidy execution of the Constellation theme. Pity.

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