The antecedent of popular fake Omega Constellation is Centenary which was a limited edition chronometer timepiece released in 1948. It was created to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Omega. Only 6000 pieces were manufactured and each model was equipped with 18K gold dial and case, meanwhile, they were put inside of the watch box made from pure silver. Centenary is so popular that Omega decided to manufacture another new model which would be created with the same design and standard as Centenary.
Omega Constellation was released in 1952, aiming to commemorate the famous Lockheed constellation plane, offering the steel, rose gold and gold versions. Constellation was the the flagship of Omega since it was created even its case embodies the commitment to the extraordinary quality. The first generation of Omega Constellation have been equipped with calibre 35 x.
For many watch lovers, a real Constellation must contain a pie-pan dial, dauphine hands and elegant lugs, just like the Omega knockoff watch with steel case on the picture. It has been said that it was Gerald Genta designed the Constellation. For many people, the Ref.168.005 he designed was the ultimate steel Constellation timepiece.