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Here’s how the OMEGA Constellation models have grown over the years

OMEGA Constellation series

OMEGA Constellation is one of the watch manufacturer’s most popular and distinct timepieces – a stunning combination of power and beauty. Here’s a look at how this line has evolved since it first saw the light of day in the early 1950’s.


OMEGA Constellation

The first bearer of OMEGA’s torch of industrializing precision – the very first Constellation model of 1952 – was powered by OMEGA´s chronometer-rated automatic calibre 351 and introduced the first of many features that would become legendary: the twelve-sided raised dial that was subsequently referred to as “pie pan”, the facetted massive triangular hour markers, a solid star riveted at 6 o´clock, the dauphine-shaped hands, the cross-hair decoration on the dial, the polygonal crown and the now legendary observatory-medallion on the caseback.



OMEGA Constellation

Driving the already-famous design to new heights, 1953 saw the introduction of the Constellation Grand Luxe: the 12-sided “Pie Pan” dial was made of 18K solid gold and was finely striated to accentuate the finesse of its manufacture. The 18K gold case included beautifully-shaped hooded lugs that integrated with the unique Reinhor brick bracelet with a semi-flexible folding clasp. Powered by the chronometer-rated automatic calibre 354, this model gave new a new meaning to the words luxury, beauty and precision.



OMEGA Constellation

Following the same path, 1957 saw the introduction of the Constellation DeLuxe. Assuring its certified precision was the rotor-wound automatic calibre 501, this model boasted yet another incarnation of the famous solid 18K gold “Pie Pan” dial, this time with highly polished bevels. Introducing a remarkably modern bracelet in solid 18K gold with flat links and a folding clasp reminiscent of later designs, this model was not only ahead of its time; it was also a remarkable success that confirmed the role of the Constellation within OMEGA´s collection for the decades to come.



OMEGA Constellation - 4

Encasing a member of OMEGA´s next generation of chronometer-rated automatic calibres, the 561, the 1961 rebirth of the Constellation Grand Luxe, continued with the introduction of the date-calendar within the line. A new rounded solid 18K gold dial accentuated the change and the addition of the framed date-window at 3 o´clock. The model´s luxurious design was further enriched by the newly conceived solid hour markers with unique Onyx inlays.



OMEGA Constellation 1964

The next step in the line´s evolution premiered in 1964 with the introduction of the Constellation “C”. The newly designed oval-shaped case provided beautiful protection to OMEGA´s chronometer-rated automatic calibre 564, a guilloche silvered dial with fine baton-shaped solid gold hour markers with Onyx inlays and black baton hands. Deriving from designs made for OMEGA by Gerald Genta, the Constellation “C” model defined precision and beauty for more than a decade.



OMEGA Constellation 1972

Following its pioneering spirit and keen to develop a watch that was even more precise, it was only logical the OMEGA chose the Constellation line to premiere its next technological milestone: the Megaquartz 2400. Debuting in 1972, exactly 20 years after the first Constellation model saw the light of day, it had a rectangular dial made of aventurine glass. This adventurous model was powered by the newly developed extremely high-frequency quartz calibre 1510 that featured a quartz crystal that oscillated at incredible 2.4 million times per second. Its proven accuracy of less than +/-1 second per month helped OMEGA to gain yet another important milestone: a derivative of this model became the world’s first wristwatch to be ever certified as a “marine chronometer” – and incredible achievement that has not been surpassed even today.


OMEGA Constellation  1982

Representing one of the most important facelifts (or “redesigns”) in OMEGA’s storied path, the Constellation “Manhattan” was launched in 1982, exactly 30 years after the original Constellation model’s premiere in 1952. By now legendary, it was with the “Manhattan” that the world first saw the Constellation’s new signature-feature: a set of aesthetically and technologically advanced system of four claws that graced the new model and have been a Constellation-reference ever since. Originally they were part of the novel case design and were used to hold the watch crystal in place, helping to ensure this model’s water-resistance. This model introduced another design element that has been connected with the line ever since: two half-moon facets on either side of the case ensured the smooth integration of the bracelet, ensuring a uniform “one-piece” look. An immense success, these features have continued to define the Constellation to this date.


OMEGA Constellation

Combining OMEGA’s watchmaking prowess with the brand’s social engagement, the Constellation ORBIS offers customers two opportunities to help ORBIS International give the gift of sight. The exquisite timepiece, with its sun-brushed blue dial and applied 18K white gold elements, is equipped with the OMEGA Co-Axial calibre 8520 and highlights the partnership between OMEGA and the international humanitarian organization. A portion from the profits of each Constellation ORBIS benefits ORBIS International and its efforts to fight preventable blindness around the world.



OMEGA Constellation 2013

Underscoring OMEGA’s dedication to product innovation and honouring its heritage, the brand introduced the Constellation Sedna in 2013, a sophisticated timepiece crafted from exclusive OMEGA Sedna™ gold and with a design inspired by the first Constellation launched in 1952. The Constellation Sedna features a “pie pan” dial and the OMEGA Co-Axial calibre 8501. This limited edition timepiece seamlessly blends the appeal of the legendary Constellation family with an innovative material.



OMEGA Constellation 2014
In 2014 OMEGA unveiled the newest addition to the Constellation collection – the Constellation Pluma, a striking wristwatch which takes its name from the Latin word for feather. The mother-of-pearl dials are engraved with a soft-wavy pattern cast from the iconic claws on the bezel and are graced with diamond indexes in 18K gold holders. Diamonds decorate the bezel of the stainless steel and bicolour models, adding to the watches’ extraordinary aesthetics. At the heart of the Constellation Pluma is the exclusive OMEGA Co-Axial calibre 8520.



Janine Taylor, June Alegrado, Jackie Lotzof, Frances Siao, Ina Ronquillo and Christine Pelaez

The NUSTAR Ballroom, a magnificent venue at the NUSTAR Resort and Casino in Cebu, sets the stage for last night’s first-ever NUSTAR Ball.

Black was the color of night at the Zee table.

Glamorous guests from Manila and Cebu converged at the NUSTAR Ballroom, an exquisite venue within the NUSTAR Resort and Casino in Cebu. The evening unfolded with a seated 5-course dinner. The opulent feast started with Beetroot Salmon Gravlax, adorned with caper berries, caviar, set with delicate edible flowers; and a main course of Compressed Pork Belly with Crackling Skin and Baby Scallops. Another highlight was the auction of coveted items like Dior and YSL handbags, a limited-edition Bulgari watch, and an exclusive 2-night stay in Nustar’s opulent 3-bedroom villa—complete with a private pool and a dedicated butler. The charity evening benefited the Cameleon Association, an NGO based in Iloilo City created in 1997 that developed a global approach to act on the causes and effects of sexual violence against children.

Nora Sol, Beth Go, Frances Siao and Marylou Ong

Ina Ronquillo, Maryanne Aboitiz and Jackie Lotzof

Designers Jun Escario and Philip Rodriguez

Philip Rodriguez with NUSTAR Malls two power ladies: May Adolfo and Joanna Salazar

Lana Osmeña with Mariquita Yeung

PJ Castillo and Kaye Abad with Cary Santiago

Drew Sarmiento with LV Manager Adrian Decuigan

Cary Santiago with Eva Gullas

Manila socialites Julie Boschi and Ching Cruz with June Alegrado

It was a night of elegance, luxury, and unforgettable memories as ladies in long gowns and gentlemen in black ties danced the night away.


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May 10 – Cebu City  |  Step inside a world of opulence where gold shimmers and diamonds sparkle. BVLGARI, the renowned Italian luxury brand, is celebrated for its exquisite gemstone jewelry, thin watches, perfumes, and leather goods. With a legacy dating back to 1884, BVLGARI has become synonymous with elegance and craftsmanship. The newest BVLGARI boutique opened last week at the sparkling The Mall at Nustar Resort and Casino, fast becoming the shopping destination for discerning consumers.

Eva Gullas, Jeffrey Hang, Jaja Chiongbian-Rama and Butch Carungay

Jeffrey Hang, BVLGARI’s Regional Marketing Director for South East Asia, flew in from Singapore to welcome guests. “We are happy to unveil BVLGARI to the Cebu market. This is the company’s 140th year, and BVLGARI celebrates this landmark with the Aeterna High Jewelry Collection in Rome this coming May 20, attended by all our global ambassadors like Zendaya and Black Pink” Jeffrey shares with us. The collection will be available in SE Asia later in the year and in the Philippines at the end of the year.

Leading the ribbon cutting was Joseph Muñoz (commercial director of Bulgari Philippines, Jeffry Hang (regional marketing director of Bulgari South East Asian operations, Pia Wurtzbach-Jauncey (Bulgari Ambasadress and Ms. Universe 2015), Allan Teo (chief operating officer of NUSTAR Resort and Casino and May Adolfo (mall director of NUSTAR Cebu).

Pia Wurtzbach-Jauncey, BVLGARI’s local Ambasadress and Ms. Universe 2015

Sheila Osmeña-Go and Jaja Chiongbian-Rama

Spotted at the event was Joseph Muñoz, Commercial Director of Bulgari Philippines escorting Pia Wurtzbach-Jauncey, BVLGARI’s local Ambasadress and Ms. Universe 2015, Allan Teo, Chief Operating Officer of NUSTAR Resort and Casino, Howard Go, Summit Media’s CEO and his wife, Cebuana Sheila Osmeña-Go as well as some of Cebu’s young fashionable set like Claudia Bezza Yeung, Marjay Ramirez, and Danessa Onglatco.

 Cebu’s Fashionable Set

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The Qipao As Interpreted by Innovative Filipino Designers: PHILIP RODRIGUEZ

The Qipao, an iconic symbol of Chinese fashion, takes center stage as we celebrate the Lunar New Year of the Wood Dragon. This singular closely-fitted garment crafted from the most opulent silks originated in 1920’s Shanghai. ZEE fashion editor Oj Hofer, has sought the creative insights of some of the Philippines’ most innovative designers for their interpretation of the elegant Qipao, also known as Cheongsam.

Cebu’s esteemed designer, Philip Rodriguez, pays homage to imperial attire with this stunning yellow silk brocade qipao. While adhering to the traditional cheongsam silhouette, Rodriguez infuses a touch of sensuality by incorporating see-through silk tulle panels along the waistline. Known for his timeless designs and culturally respectful creations, Rodriguez’s attention to detail is unparalleled. His embellishments are intricate and exquisite, showcasing impeccable taste and luxurious design without veering into ostentation. Take, for instance, his cheongsam for the Year of the Dragon. While it may seem daring compared to traditional sensibilities, Rodriguez maintains elegance by delicately veiling the wearer’s skin with sheer tulle on the cutout side panels. The front slit of the dress is cautiously calculated to strike the perfect balance between modesty and allure “I design for women who possess sophistication beyond their years, “ Philip emphasizes. “My clothes are crafted to evoke a sense of beauty and allure, leaving her feeling exquisite and confident.” As a seasoned designer, Rodriguez consistently achieves harmony in his designs. His qipao for 2024 seamlessly blends elements of royalty and sensuality, luxury and practicality, reflecting his mastery of the craft and his ability to create pieces that are truly elegant and well-balance.

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