MY VERY SPECIAL OMEGA FLIGHTMASTER
By Dr Strong (France)
Some watches are very special. Because of their look, their material, their colors, their movement or their dial.
But when you talk about vintage watches, there is actually another criteria which is often much more important than all the others. This is the story of the watch. Sometimes, a long story made by its successive owners.
More rarely, you can be lucky enough to buy a watch from the first and only owner, which can make the story even more interesting, because it can be told directly from him (or his family).
This is exactly what happened to me with this very unique Omega Flightmaster.
I bought it from a watchmaker a few years ago. I’ve always been interested in Flightmasters: to me, they are among the greatest examples of Omega’s creativity in the 1970s. The engraving on its caseback made me very curious, and when I asked to the watchmaker if he knew something about it, he explained that he bought the watch from the son of its first owner, providing me with his phone number.
I contacted the previous owner, who told me the story of his father Jean Pierron and his amazing Flightmaster.
Jean Pierron has always been fascinated by mechanics and planes.
He started to fly as soon as he could, and after graduating as an engineer of the Ecole Nationale des Arts et Métiers, he got his pilot licence.
Here is a diaporama of his long career. All the pictures come from Jean Pierron’s personal archives.
And today, I have the pleasure to be the very proud owner of this special watch.