8,4 / 10
Published in the FLIGHTMASTER ONLY book
This Flightmaster ref. ST 145.036 serial number #33.316.xxx is one of the first ST 145.036, with a production date in February 1973.
It is in good condition and all its parts are conform. Last but not least, it was published in the reference book FLIGHTMASTER ONLY.
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.
After two years, a major change was the appearance of a running seconds hand in place of the 24-hour function, leading to modification of the subdial at 9 o’clock. The original caliber 910 was adapted, renamed 911 and the reference, originally ST 145.013, named ST 145.026.
In 1973, Omega introduced a new flat belt-type gasket made of Isofrane to hold the crystal in place. This was meant to increase waterproofness from 60 to 120 meters. This final execution of the Flightmaster was renamed reference ST 145.036 and produced until 1977.