However, it’s not another Speedmaster. At this weekend’s MTV Movie and TV Awards, Justin Hartley was known for his work on the hit show. When they announced Anthony Mackie for the award – a logical choice considering his transition from Falcon to the new Captain America – Justin could be spotted wearing the Omega Constellation 41mm watch. 126.96.36.199.03.001. The Time+Tide team agreed that the watch looked great on him. But what we also like is that whether the replica watch is part of his personal collection or the result of him being a friend of the brand, it’s nice to see the broader Omega reference catalog get a little deserved time in the spotlight.
The Omega Constellation has been getting more attention lately, with Zayn Malik recently wearing the precious metal Omega Constellation in one of his recent music videos. But it’s no secret that the Seamaster and Speedmaster are the most common focal points for watch collectors and enthusiasts alike. The beauty of the Constellation in this setting is that it feels right at home.
OMEGA’s Constellation is firmly in the category we call “robust elegance”. It has a decidedly sporty, yet sassy, integrated design that, to be honest, can only be compared to the vintage Piaget Polo watch – and even then, it’s not really an apples-to-apples comparison in this most modern iteration. Sports replica watches have come to dominate the world, so when we see someone like Justin Hartley spreading the love and going for the less obvious choice, we’re all for it. Especially considering the quality of the Constellation collection’s design.
The OMEGA Constellation 41 mm model. 188.8.131.52.03.001 is housed in an 18-carat Sedna™ gold case. It features a polished blue ceramic bezel with Ceragold™ Roman numerals, a sun-brushed blue dial, and a date window at 6 o’clock – its discs are in matching shades to minimize distractions from the dial. The hands, the OMEGA logo, the constellation stars, and the faceted hour-markers are also in 18-carat Sedna™ gold, contrasting with the rich sunburst pattern on the blue dial.
The fake watch is fitted with a blue leather strap with rubber lining, which echoes the dial and serves as an elegant foil to the sporty Constellation case. Inside is the OMEGA Co-Axial Chronometer Calibre 8901, visible beneath the domed, scratch-resistant sapphire crystal, which provides the owner with the same quality movement you find in the more common Seamaster watches.