Omega Flightmaster Ref. 145.036 steel vintage chronograph, circa 1973
A large stainless steel dual time manually wound pilot’s chronograph wristwatch with registers and bracelet
One of the largest of Omega’s vintage models, the Flightmaster was designed for use by both professional and amateur pilots, as well as intercontinental travellers. Although at first glance it appears to be a complex arrangement of hands and subsidiary dials, the design is in fact highly legible. The main dial is arranged as a standard chronograph with three subsidiary dials which display constant seconds and registers for recording minutes and hours whilst the chronograph is running. The orange central hand is for chronograph seconds whilst the additional blue plane-shaped hand is a secondary hour hand which can be independently adjusted to display the hour of a second time zone – the extra hour hand can also be moved beneath the standard hour hand when not in use. The case has colour coded crowns to the left side for adjusting the secondary hour hand and also for rotating the inner bezel which can also be used to measure time elapsed by aligning the triangular marker to either the minute or either one of the hour hands.
The stainless steel case of this Flightmaster model has been reconditioned and it is fitted with a service replacement Omega Flightmaster case back which (as is standard for this model) features a line-engraving of a DC-8 Super 61 Jet. The watch also has service replacement Omega Flightmaster pushers/crowns with their colour coded highlights. The dial is in very attractive condition and the upper case retains good definition to its angles and edges. The Omega stainless steel link bracelet is detachable and this model may be worn with a strap if preferred. There is some stretch to the bracelet links.
[M] Omega calibre 911 manually wound movement, lever escapement, 17 jewels, mono-metallic balance, 21,600 BPH, Incabloc shock absorber [D] charcoal grey dial dial, luminescent baton indexes, three matt black engine-turned subsidiary dials for constant seconds with white hand, 30-minute and 12-hour registers with orange hands, four central hands composed of white baton hands with black bases for hours and minutes; orange central chronograph seconds hand; blue secondary hour hand for second time zone indication, matt white outer track for constant minutes and chronograph seconds calibrated to fifths, black inner rotating bezel calibrated at each five minute increment [C] large stainless steel tonneau-form case with hooded lugs, satin finished upper body, two crowns to the left case side colour coded in blue and black for adjusting respectively the blue secondary hour hand and black inner rotating bezel, two chronograph pushers to the right case side with red/yellow half-moon coloured inserts, central Omega winding crown, stainless steel screw-down service replacement Omega Flightmaster case back engraved to the centred with the Flightmaster plane logo [B] detachable stainless steel Omega satin finished link bracelet with adjustable folding clasp model 1162/1/172 [S] case, dial, movement, crown and bracelet signed
Width excluding crown: 43mm
Length including lugs: 52.5mm
Depth to centre of crystal: 15mm
Strap width/lug gauge: 22mm
Maximum bracelet length: 185mm
Serviced and overhauled by an Omega approved service centre. This watch is sold with a one year guarantee and detailed Black Bough certificate. An Omega zipped service pouch will accompany this watch.