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Early production with single-colored pushers
This Flightmaster, serial number 29.130.xxx, is a very nice example of the very early production from 1969.
For this reason, it has a rare pre-production dial Type A3. Wide SWISS MADE, which has been seen regularly on Flightmasters with the first 150 movements (serial numbers between 29.130.000 and around 29.130.150).
Furthermore, it is fitted with the extremely rare pushers with single-colored disks, corresponding to the very first pushers type, and a stainless steel 1162/172 bracelet.
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.