1977 Omega Flightmaster ref.145.026 with its original 1162 bracelet
OMEGA is a watchmaker of all kinds, from sports timekeeping to space exploration to the involvement with humanitarian organizations and, of course, their association with the world’s most famous secret agent. The collection includes pieces that would thrill any collector of our time. By making historically rich pieces, and the most stunning designs. It is on the podium of the most coveted and constantly evolving brands.
Take a Speedmaster, add some more functionality, a dash of color and an avant-garde case, and a Flightmaster is born.
In 1969, Omega launched the “Flightmaster” ref.145.026, specially designed for long-haul pilots. Its atypical design, cut from a massive piece of solid stainless steel with a starburst finish on the case, adds a certain cachet to the watch and the wrist. Driven by the ambitions of the 1970s to focus on the performance and utility of timepieces. The Flightmaster was born out of the ambition to offer tools to help measure time during diving, racing and flying.
The design of the “Flightmaster” is truly unique, with a beautiful grey dial consisting of three counters, enhanced by a chequered minute scale and warm hands. Inside its 43mm brushed tonneau case is the hand-wound 911 calibre.
Fortunately, the watch still has its original 1162 bracelet, which is pleasant and comfortable to wear.