1982 saw the launch of The Constellation Manhattan, a watch characterized by its “Griffes” or claws. It was widely acclaimed by watch aficionados for its breakthrough design and detailed craftsmanship. The collection was completely re-designed in 2009, and since then OMEGA has continued to widen the range with a wide variety of compelling new models.
The Omega 18.104.22.168.57.001 proclaims originality in design despite featuring the “Griffes” or claws, which function to keep the sapphire crystal intact, and keep the face of the watch water-proof. It is crafted in a 27 mm stainless steel case. The case features a brown mother-of-pearl dial, which is marked with diamond-set indexes. A diamond set bezel, made of 18 K red gold add, is mounted upon the case, adding charm to the timepiece.
Complementing the case is a bracelet, which is made of stainless steel and 18 K red gold.
A domed sapphire crystal renders the face of the watch free from scratches and marks. An anti-reflective treatment on both sides of the glass enhances readability by virtually eliminating glare. A window at the 3 o’clock position clearly displays the date. The Omega 22.214.171.124.57.001 is water resistant to a depth of 100 metres, making sure that the watch does not get damaged because of occasional splashes of water or rain.
Owing to its reliability and accuracy, the timepiece has a remarkable position in the luxury market. Powered by the Omega Co-Axial calibre 8520, the watch is singular in precision and reliability. Its free sprung-balance system, with silicon balance-spring, makes it highly durable as it protects thee timepiece from shocks and disturbances. It is resistant to magnetic fields greater than 15,000 gauss. The self-winding timepiece enables winding in both directions to reduce winding time. You can witness the Co-Axial Escapement movement through the transparent caseback. The movement showcases a rhodium plated finish, along with unique pattern of Geneva waves in arabesque. It has a power reserve of 50 hours.