Borealis Stella, vintage inspired dress watch. Size 39x47mm, 20mm lugs

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I’m probably going to have a Stella.
" STELLA ! " BRANDO, JAMES DEAN , PAUL NEWMAN , too many to name all studied method acting in the same school....

JAMES DEAN set to play THE ROCK in SOMEBODY UP THERE LOVES ME rocky marciano

-James Dean died young crashed his car...PAUL NEWMAN then got the role by default THE REST IS CELLULOID HISTORY
 
" STELLA ! " BRANDO, JAMES DEAN , PAUL NEWMAN , too many to name all studied method acting in the same school....

JAMES DEAN set to play THE ROCK in SOMEBODY UP THERE LOVES ME rocky marciano

-James Dean died young crashed his car...PAUL NEWMAN then got the role by default THE REST IS CELLULOID HISTORY
Brando screaming is the first that came to mind when I saw the name too.
 
Brando screaming is the first that came to mind when I saw the name too.
yeah that joke always gets a laugh on the forum...but still ScottyB feels some regret about missing BLUE ESTORIL @buzzmartian ( i think i was moving 5 tymes 8 years ...wrap , box, ship,lose ,find, break )

BOREALIS remains a fave IBERIAN MICRO in my heart... not sure what I was thinking when I traded away all my BOREALI ... CRAZY IS AS CRAZY DOES... buying hundreds of wrist clocks...flip, trade, give...RINSE WASH REPEAT

happy new year good luck DP !
 
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Borealis Stella prototype powered by a Miyota 8315 automatic movement and 60 hours power reserve. Inspired in the 168.005 model from the 1960s.

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1963 Omega Constellation Ref. 168.005 With 'Pie-Pan' Dial​

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THE FULL STORY​

Omega has one of the most diverse watch catalogs of any Swiss watch brand, and one of the classic collections the company has continuously produced for decades is the Constellation. Omega released the first Constellation in 1952, and it's still a cornerstone of the modern brand. Today's Constellation dates to circa 1963 and features a few of characteristics that would go on to define the collection over time. The dial has the Constellation branding on it, of course, as well as an applied star logo. The caseback features a depiction of the Geneva Observatory with eight stars that represent the eight observatory chronometer competitions Omega won in the 20th century. As you might expect, this Constellation was a chronometer-rated watch – it says so right on the dial.

The Constellation was Omega's answer to what a technically superior dress wristwatch would look like. We tend to lean in the direction of preferring these "pie-pan" dial examples, which have gained the attention of legendary vintage Omega collectors over the years. There were numerous variations of "pie-pan" dials produced. This example has applied hour markers with pips of tritium that enhance legibility and give dimension to the overall look.

The case looks simple at first, but there are unique geometric faceted edges located on the long, extended lugs that make the design interesting from all sides. This shape has picked up the nickname "dog-leg" over the years from collectors due to the distinctive kinked shape of the lugs. Omega used a few different case manufacturers through these years. You may have heard of "HF" and "CB," as they were trusted to make Speedmaster cases in the 1960s. This Constellation is marked by the third largest Omega casemaker of the time, "SGR," who was entrusted to execute many "dog-leg" Omega cases.

The chronometer-rated caliber 561 is stamped "OXG," which was the U.S. import mark for Omega at this time. It's always interesting to see this little detail on the movement and know that the watch was originally destined for the American market.

Accompanied by a versatile Omega bracelet, this particular Constellation is exactly how we like to find them. The condition is crisp with sharp facets on the "dog-leg" lugs, a correctly signed and shaped crown, and a killer "pie-pan" dial with a sunburst finish. Ask any seasoned Omega collector, and they'll vouch for how desirable this particular "dog-leg" and "pie-pan" variant is – we're truly excited to share this one today.

THE FINE PRINT​

Maker: Omega
Model: Constellation
Reference: 168.005
Year: Circa 1963
Case No: N/A
Movement No: 20991548
Material: Stainless steel
Dimensions: 34mm diameter; 10.5mm thickness
Crystal: Plexiglass
Lume: Yes, tritium
Caliber: Omega, self-winding, caliber 561
Bracelet/Strap: Omega, stainless steel, no. 12 bracelet with no. 70 end-links (maximum bracelet length approx. 200mm/8in)
Lug Width: 18mm

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