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Omega Flightmaster ‘Tropical’

Omega introduced the original Flightmaster reference 145.013 in 1969 and it was sold as an innovative pilot’s watch with an independently adjustable second time-zone function and AM/PM indicator for pilots crisscrossing the globe. Shortly before the watch was released, commercial aviation opened up jet travel to the growing middle class. The Flightmaster was the horological answer to the problems presented by this explosion of technology. Omega upgraded the Flightmaster in 1971 and came out with the reference 145.026, like the example we have here today. Omega made four different variations of the Flightmaster during the production of the model, from 1969 to about 1977; three of these references would be made in steel with one in solid gold. What makes the second generation of the Flightmaster different from the first one is the inclusion of a running subsidiary register at nine o’clock. Omega changed this from an AM/PM indicator to a continuously running seconds register. This generation is referred to as the “911” and used a modified Caliber 861 movement. The running seconds indicator is visually similar to the Speedmaster, but that’s no surprise, because functionally, the watches are quite similar. Also, like the Speedmaster, the Flightmaster has a Spacefaring connection. In much the same way the Speedmaster was favored by NASA, the Flightmaster was favored by ROSCOSMOS, the Soviet space agency.
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Omega Flightmaster ‘Tropical’

Omega introduced the original Flightmaster reference 145.013 in 1969 and it was sold as an innovative pilot’s watch with an independently adjustable second time-zone function and AM/PM indicator for pilots crisscrossing the globe. Shortly before the watch was released, commercial aviation opened up jet travel to the growing middle class. The Flightmaster was the horological answer to the problems presented by this explosion of technology. Omega upgraded the Flightmaster in 1971 and came out with the reference 145.026, like the example we have here today. Omega made four different variations of the Flightmaster during the production of the model, from 1969 to about 1977; three of these references would be made in steel with one in solid gold. What makes the second generation of the Flightmaster different from the first one is the inclusion of a running subsidiary register at nine o’clock. Omega changed this from an AM/PM indicator to a continuously running seconds register. This generation is referred to as the “911” and used a modified Caliber 861 movement. The running seconds indicator is visually similar to the Speedmaster, but that’s no surprise, because functionally, the watches are quite similar. Also, like the Speedmaster, the Flightmaster has a Spacefaring connection. In much the same way the Speedmaster was favored by NASA, the Flightmaster was favored by ROSCOSMOS, the Soviet space agency.
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R59,000.00

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DETAILS

MAKE: Omega
MODEL: Flightmaster 'Tropical'
MODEL NO: 145.026
MOVEMENT: Manual wind
CASE SIZE: 42mm
CASE MATERIAL: Stainless Steel
STRAP MATERIAL: Stainless Steel
DIAL TYPE: Grey
YEAR: 1970's
BOX: No
PAPERS: No
LOCATION: Gauteng
CONDITION: Good
NOTE: Please note that profile images may be stock photographs and that colours and sizes may not exactly correspond to actual products. This listing is part of our initial bulk stock upload. You may enquire and request additional images and information.

DETAILS

MAKE: Omega
MODEL: Flightmaster 'Tropical'
MODEL NO: 145.026
MOVEMENT: Manual wind
CASE SIZE: 42mm
CASE MATERIAL: Stainless Steel
STRAP MATERIAL: Stainless Steel
DIAL TYPE: Grey
YEAR: 1970's
BOX: No
PAPERS: No
LOCATION: Gauteng
CONDITION: Good
NOTE: Please note that profile images may be stock photographs and that colours and sizes may not exactly correspond to actual products. This listing is part of our initial bulk stock upload. You may enquire and request additional images and information.

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