Estimate 35,000 - 55,000 €
Price Realised 42,500 €
a lot of the last auction!
18k gold, screw back with Flightmaster logo, "Brevet 487449", original solid 18k gold bracelet, bracelet length 140 mm, total length 180 mm.
very good, capable of running.
The 1970s were a strong decade for the development of sports watches. Extravagant style elements, strong colours and sophisticated features were the standard. The Omega Flightmaster, however, stands out from among its peers – it is a large timepiece that manages to be "cool" and complicated at the same time, a classic icon from days past, when air travel was an adventure and pilots were heroes.
To continue the success of the Speedmaster’s spectacular missions, Omega developed a watch specially tailored to the requirements of pilots and introduced the Flightmaster, a manual-wind, dual time chronograph in 1969. Most of the watches came in steel cases, with only 200 examples in 18k gold; 20 of those were fitted with a solid, 18k gold bracelet such as this one. The first watch from the "De Luxe" Flightmaster series with gold bracelet was sold to King Hussein of Jordania.
This "Flightmaster GOLD" is a particularly interesting model in excellent overall condition; watches such as this hardly ever appear on the market. It was finished on September 7, 1971 to be delivered to Iran.