OMEGA FLIGHTMASTER 145.013
”The Omega Flightmaster, Specially made for pilots” Is what the cover of a 1970 Flightmaster brochure tells us. And that’s exactly what this watch is, a pilots chronograph with GMT indication. But don’t forget the close connection of the Flightmaster with the Soviet Space Program, with Cosmonaute and first human spacewalker, Aleksey A. Leonov (RIP) wearing an Omega Flightmaster 145.013
The Flightmaster we’re offering here is also a reference ST145.013. This early Flightmaster is stacked with complications such as an AM/PM indication, GMT, Chronograph and a totally enclosed movable bezel around the edge of the dial. In total, there are seven hands to be found telling you everything from the local time up to the elapsed time on an intercontinental flight for instance. The 145.013 reference is powered by Omega’s manual caliber 910 which was in fact a highly modified caliber 861 manufactured in way to incorporate all the wonderful complications that make up the Flightmaster watch. This truly is one of the most legible complicated watches around. The FM has colour coordinated pushers, all colour-coded to their function. The crown with a Blue dot on the left side of the case moves the blue hour hand (the GMT hand) The other crown on the left side has a black dot, this crown moves the black enclosed 60 minute bezel. In addition, the pushers on the right side of the case also have indentations on them as well and feature yellow and orange colours. These are synced with the hands to the sub-registers to indicate the chronographs elapsed time. Now, since our Flightmaster has a patinated caramel dial with Tropical sub-registers, not all colours match anymore, but i’m sure you’ll get the general idea.
The condition of this Omega Flightmaster with its beautiful and exotic caramel dial, funky all original hands and Tropical sub-registers is truly excellent with a strong case and amazing dial. This watch was actually send to the Omega after sales in Bruxelles exclusively for the full overhaul of the watch-case and to fit an original Omega Flightmaster crystal. The movement was fully serviced and overhauled by our Omega certified watchmakers. This watch is again like new and ready for many years of new adventures – She will be sold with a twelve month warranty.
year of production: 1970
case diameter: 42mm
movement: manual winding, Omega caliber 910
box and papers: No