The Replica Omega Constellation Manhattan introduced the iconic "case claws" and single piece tapering bracelet that remains part of the design today. While the steel Replica Omega Constellation Co-Axial Day-Date has the look of modern Constellation watches, the 18k Sedna gold model has a dial inspired by an earlier, pre-Manhattan era Replica Omega Constellation model. Of course another major part of the distinct Manhattan aesthetic is the ring of Roman numeral hour markers on the bezel.
The dial is neat, and helps this modern Replica Constellation Gents model connect with Omega's past. Detailing around elements such as the date window frame and the angularity of the face are well-done.The Replica Sedna gold Constellation is lovely, and the warm tones of rose gold are flattering to the overall design. That being said, I think that the Constellation has always looked best with some steel, so it is the two-tone constellation models I like better when it comes to showing off some gold. Omega produced this Replica Sedna gold ref. 188.8.131.52.02.001 Constellation watch as a limited edition of 1,952 pieces in celebration of the year that Omega debuted the Replica Constellation family in 1952. Inside the watch is an in-house made Caliber 8501 automatic Replica Co-Axial movement. This is similar to the 8500 movement, but the 8501 adds an 18k gold bridge over the balance wheel and an 18k rose gold automatic rotor.
The Replica Omega Constellation Co-Axial 38mm Sedna gold watch is a unique and interesting timepiece that connects a range of Omega historical points. It combines new and old in a uniquely fashionable way. Attached to the case is matching, tapered brown alligator strap. Ask yourself, do you get the full Constellation experience with the watch on a strap versus a full bracelet? Almost exactly the same watch as this is also available without the day of the week complication, if you aren't interested in that option. I simply wanted to check it out as most people don't think of Omega as having a day/date dress watch. I didn't even know about the caliber 8602 until checking this model out. Note that this same movement is available in some Aqua Terra watches as well.
In contrast to the less common limited edition Sedna gold Constellation is the steel Constellation Co-Axial Day-Date. Here you see use of the Replica Omega caliber 8602 automatic movement. This is very similar to the 8500 but adds a day of the week indicator with a window at 12 o'clock. This is Omega's answer to Rolex's day-date movement in the Rolex President models. The movement is pretty nice, and in addition to having a Co-Axial escapement and silicon balance spring, the two barrels offer 55 hours of power reserve. Further, the day and date indicator windows jump instantly at midnight.
Like other iconic watches, the real appeal of the Replica Omega Constellation Ladies in my opinion is how nicely the case and bracelet design work together in such a unified manner. These are designed to go together and the mixture of early 80s modern design with the timelessness of the dial really make for something unique. Nothing else out there looks quite like a Constellation, which helps Omega leverage the DNA of the collection. With 100 meters of water resistance and a pretty thick case, the Constellation is not your typical wimpy dress watch. While not a sport watch, the specs on these timepieces mean that they are meant to be worn regularly. Calling it a dress watch isn't really fair either, as it is more strictly a "dress/sport hybrid" watch. Legibility is pretty good, and while the design is more subdued and retro, it is a cool look.