National Geographic : 1971 Nov
The Constellation chronometer has always been a superbly accurate watch. But there is more to a watch than precision. Accuracy has always been the special preserve of the Omega Constel lation. So much so that most people take it for granted. With this one you have more rea son to than ever. Its movement was de signed by a computer. Its lubrication is unique. But so is one particular aspect of its bold new appearance, the bracelet. Notice the way it grows right out of the case. No jogs, no interruptions. A con tinuous, flowing, graduated line. Each segment is a slightly differ ent size from the one next to it. The dif ferences are worked out in fractions of millimetres and finished meticulously by hand. The world's first fully-integrated bracelet for a man's wristwatch is as smoothly-articulated as a bank vault or the cylinders of a Rolls Royce. The computer was brought in to settle a question that watchmakers have debated for years. How fast should a chronometer movement "move" to ensure optimum accuracy for its size and energy output ? Omega was already close to the ideal answer. But the computer advised a slightly faster movement, and its ad vice was incorporated in the new Con stellation. As faster motion meant greater wear, the whole problem of lubrication had to be reconsidered. Omega scien tists reconsidered it in depth, and came up with a new synthetic lubricant that is 100% more wear-resistant than any other used before. When you buy a new Constella tion you get a certificate from the Swiss Institutes for Official Chronometer Tests to show that it has earned its pres tigious name - chronometer - "with especially good results'.' There are no certificates to cover good looks, superb finish, or ingenuity of design. Other than the name Omega. 0 OMEGA Two versions of the Constellation Chronometer,18-caratgold or stainlesssteel, roundface or square. Both are automaticand waterproof with calendar orDay-Datefeatures and integratedbracelet.