1952 Omega Globemaster Constellation Automatic Chronometer 18K/SS
Omega Globemaster Constellation History:
In 1952, Omega was the official timekeeper for the Helsinki Olympic games, and they used the event to promote their newest automatic chronometer, the Constellation, or “Globemaster”. The original Omega Constellation watches were given the temporary marketing name “Globemaster” in the USA, because the Constellation naming rights conflicted with Lockheed Martin’s famed Constellation aircraft, made for Howard Hughes, who was the majority owner of TWA. Oddly enough, when Omega was forbidden from using the Constellation name, Omega pivoted to the Globemaster name, which was another familiar aviation aircraft name at the time, used by Douglas Aircraft for their C-74 and C-124 USA Airforce planes. Because of the conflict in using the Constellation name, from 1952 to 1956 Omega’s flagship chromometer watches had no model name on the dial. Instead, Omega marketing used the “Globmaster” name in their advertising. It wasn’t until 1956 when Omega, Lockheed Martin and TWA came to an agreement, that Omega was allowed to use the Constellation name in the USA, The Constellation, or “Connie”, as it became known, remains one of Omega’s many major horological achievements and one of today’s most sought after collector watches for those who appreciate high quality vintage mechanical timepieces.
Omega Globemaster Constellation Features:
This circa 1952 Omega Globemaster Constellation Reference 2352-14SC, features its Original Dial and High Quality Omega Caliber 354 Automatic Wind, 17 Jewel Chronometer Movement, Adjusted to 5 Position and Temperature. Signed Omega on the Dial, Case, Crown, and Movement.