8,8 / 10
This Flightmaster, serial number 29.135.xxx, is a very nice example of the early production from 1969.
Its dial has a very nice patina, and all its part are conform.
Furthermore, it is presented full set with its original box (please note that the rare Flightmaster cubic box was an optional and had to be purchased separately by the Authorized Dealers at that time) and its original documents, which is extremely rare.
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.