On the dial of the Omega Replica watch, we find applied, trapezoidal indices for the hour markers, with small, printed marks in between each for the minutes. Toward the bottom of the face, the trapezoidal shape is also used for a beveled date window at 6 o’clock, while an applied Omega logo rests at the 12 o’clock position with “Constellation” script just below it.
At the center are two alpha-shaped hands for the hour and minute and a simple pointer for the seconds, while just below the hands’ axis are the Replica “Co-Axial Chronometer” designation for the watch’s movement and a small applied star, which is subtle nod to the watch’s galactic name.
The steel and two-tone models use the Caliber 8800, while the all-gold models opt for the Caliber 8801, the only difference being that the 8801 features a matching gold rotor compared to the steel one used on the 8800.
The latest iteration of the Omega Constellation Replica brings the series into the modern age, boasting a somewhat sportier look than that of its predecessors in the historic collection, which have more often opted towards a more delicate and formal style. Among the modern updates, we see the larger case diameter and thickness, which gives the watch a more durable look.
To place the Constellation collection further in context, the series is the brand’s second-oldest continuously produced collection, after the Seamaster which first launched in 1948, and a full five years older than the Speedmaster, which launched in 1957. While the collection both today and historically has often been overshadowed by these two iconic series and their many different iterations, the Omega Replica nonetheless still maintains an important part in the brand’s modern portfolio, balancing dressy and sporty elements for a watch that is distinctive, both for Omega and in the wider market.