Omega. A Fine and Rare Yellow Gold Chronograph Pilot's Bracelet Watch with Inner Rotating Bezel and Second Time Zone, With extract

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Lot 1222
Omega. A Fine and Rare Yellow Gold Chronograph Pilot's Bracelet Watch with Inner Rotating Bezel and Second Time Zone

Sold for HK$ 313,125 (US$ 40,006) inc. premium
Omega. A Fine and Rare Yellow Gold Chronograph Pilot's Bracelet Watch with Inner Rotating Bezel and Second Time Zone
Model/Reference: Flightmaster De Luxe/345.0801/145.013
Movement No: 31631485
Case No: 487449
Year: 1971
Calibre: 910, manual
Dial: Two-tone champagne, signed
Case: 43mm, 'helmet' form, screw back, signed
Strap/Bracelet: Omega gold link with folding clasp engraved 'BB'
Accompaniments: Extract of the Archives

Footnotes

  • 歐米茄,「Flightmaster De Luxe」345.801/145.013型號,精緻罕有黃金計時手動上弦飛行員鏈帶腕錶,配內跳轉表圈及兩地時間顯示,1971年。附後備證書。


    In 1969, Omega introduced the "Flightmaster" specially designed for use by long-haul pilots. "Tool watches" and especially chronographs defined the 1970s, when watches were called upon to perform specific tasks, such as assist with the measurement of time during diving, racing, and flight. The "Flightmaster" incorporated a chronograph, 30-minute and 12-hour recorders, twenty-four-hour indication and an independently adjustable second time-zone hand shaped like a jet. The first generation "Flightmaster", Ref. 145.013 (Lot 1225) came with two different hand variations, the first with orange hands for amateur pilots and travellers and the second with cadmium-coated yellow hands for professional pilots. The first generation "Flightmaster", Ref. 345.801, was also available in 18k yellow gold and was produced in 200 examples. The first gold "Flightmaster" watch was reportedly delivered to King Hussein of Jordan, as one of the heaviest watches ever produced, weighing over 250 grams / 0.5 lbs (see Omega - A Journey through Time by Marco Richon, p. 516, pl. 1136).

    2019 is the 50th anniversary of the Omega "Flightmaster" and it is fortuitous to come across two superb and well-preserved examples in the Centennial collection.
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Omega. A Fine and Rare Yellow Gold Chronograph Pilot's Bracelet Watch with Inner Rotating Bezel and Second Time Zone, With extract
Omega. A Fine and Rare Yellow Gold Chronograph Pilot's Bracelet Watch with Inner Rotating Bezel and Second Time Zone, With extract
Omega. A Fine and Rare Yellow Gold Chronograph Pilot's Bracelet Watch with Inner Rotating Bezel and Second Time Zone, With extract
Omega. A Fine and Rare Yellow Gold Chronograph Pilot's Bracelet Watch with Inner Rotating Bezel and Second Time Zone, With extract
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