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Early version with red pushers
Cover of the Flightmaster Only book
This Flightmaster, 29.131.xxx is exceptional in several aspects:
- It features the first production dial, with no tritium dots around the main marker at 12 o’clock.
- It is accordingly fitted with the extremely rare pushers with single-colored disks (red in this case, in harmony with the red hands).
- It has tropical registers.
- Finally, it is presented in the book Flightmaster Only pp.188-189 and was chosen to illustrate the cover of this book.
A unique opportunity for a unique watch.
The watch will be provided with a copy of the book, autographed by the authors.
About the model
The Flightmaster, watchmaking’s equivalent of the Swiss army knife, was probably the most advanced professional watch back in 1969, when it was first commercialised.
Characterised by its Pilot’s line, it is equally distinguished by its bright colours, seven hands, three crowns and two pushers. Each function is colour-coded: yellow or red for the chronograph, blue for the second timezone and black for a simplified chronograph function using the bezel.
The first Flightmaster examples, reference ST 145.013, were available in September 1969. This first generation was fitted with the caliber 910 characterized by the following functions: chronograph (12 hours), second time zone and 24-hour (or AM/PM) indicator. It can be easily identified by its two-tone green-black 24H subdial.