|Model Name/Number:||Omega Flightmaster - 145.013 "Tropical Dial"|
|Serial/Year:||31,XXX,XXX 1969 - 1970|
|Movement:||Manual-winding chronograph caliber 910|
|Case:||Stainless steel (43mm) w/ mineral crystal|
|Dial:||Aged black w/ Tritium hands and Index hour markers w/ three sub-dials|
|Bracelet:||Stainless steel with 20 links and 172 end links w/ folding clasp stamped 1162|
|Box & Papers:||Bob's presentation box|
|Warranty:||This vintage Omega comes with Bob's Watches one year warranty|
|Return Policy:||If not 100% satisfied, return watch in 3 days for a full refund. Terms.|
This Omega watch is in vintage condition with surface wear on the clasp, bracelet, case and dial. The internal rotating bezel has developed patina and shows wear. The case and bracelet show signs of polishing. The dial has developed patina throughout and the sub-dials have turned brown, collectors refer this as going tropical. The lume on the dial and hands have aged and developed patina. Some lume plots on the dial show signs of degradation.
By Paul Altieri
Omega produced the Flightmaster for just a few years between 1969 and the early 1970s. The collection was developed as a navigational tool for pilots and other world travelers, including the crew of the Concorde British Airways and Soviet Cosmonauts. During its production, two generations came to market distinguished by either the caliber 911 or 910 movement. The example you see here hails from the first generation. We know that because it features a 24-hour register at 9 o'clock instead of continuous seconds.
This vintage Omega also features what many avid luxury watch collectors lovingly refer to as a "Tropical" dial, which has since faded from black to a striking brown color. It's also worth noting that the Flightmaster was the first Omega Chronograph GMT. It features a very distinctive design comprised of two chronograph pushers, three crowns, an inner-rotating bezel, a trio of sub-dials, four centrally-mounted hands, and a tonneau-shaped case. Although complex, this design set is unmistakably retro and very reminiscent of the 1970s. It's a rare gem that deserves a spot in any watch box.
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This pre-owned Rolex comes with Bob's Watches one year warranty
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