Omega Launches New Constellation 'Manhattan' Women Watches

Omega launched the newest models of the Constellation Manhattan ladies watch collection Tuesday during an elaborate event in Shanghai, China, with brand ambassadors Nicole Kidman, Cindy Crawford, Alessandra Ambrosio, and Chinese actress Liu Shishi, serving as guests of honor.

The event at the Expo I–Pavilion was led by Raynald Aeschlimann, Omega president and CEO. “The Constellation has always been admired by women all around the world. No matter the country, it has appealed to ladies of all backgrounds and styles,” he said.

Liu Shishi, Nicole Kidman, Raynald Aeschlimann, Omega president and CEO, Cindy Crawford and Alessandra Ambrosio at the Shanghai launch of New Constellation ‘Manhattan’ Women collection OMEGA

More than 100 new models will be available in 25mm, 28mm and 29mm sizes. Omega is calling the new designs “a full makeover for the iconic Constellation timepieces,” which was first launched in 1952, with the Manhattan design, described by Omega as modern version of the Constellation, introduced in 1982. However, the brand also noted that that while there have been several updates they are subtle and the result of modern design technology.

Constellation Manhattan 29mm OMEGA 
These updates include beveled edges for a refined look, slender bezels, either set with round diamonds or in a Roman numeral design, crown teeth in a half-moon shape and the Constellation “claws,” which fit more snugly to the case. For the bracelet, the quartz models have a similar bracelet to the Constellation 2009, whereas the 29mm Master Chronometer models have a more luxurious look, inspired by the original Constellation Manhattan, with polished “mid-bar” links. The caseback for the 29mm model has a slim design achieved by the use of domed sapphire crystal, which absorbs the thickness of the automatic movement. For the 25mm and 28mm models, the iconic observatory medallion is used.