1960s Gallet Flying Officer World Time Chronograph
Gallet & Co. has been synonymous with horology for 550 years dating back to the year 1466 when founded by Humbertus Gallet. Gallet & Co. introduced some of the most useful wristwatch complications of today including the first wrist-worn chronograph, regatta timer, and GMT chronograph. Gallet today remains well respected among vintage enthusiasts alike and appreciated for its fine attention to detail and wonderfully executed wristwatches.
The Flying Officer is known as Gallet's most popular model. Boasting a distinct two register chronograph, and an impressive amount of cities from around the globe printed on the outer ring of the dial, which allows the wearer to track the time in various destinations with the rotating bezel. Gallet introduced the Flying Officer watch for US military pilots during WWII, and it is said that the watch was worn by hundreds of American and British aviators in the war. Famously, the 33rd US president, Harry Truman wore one as well and he was not coy about his love for Gallet.
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The lightly polished case slightly remains strong with full and thick lugs, and is in excellent vintage condition. The bi-directional bezel exhibits honest wear and is functioning smoothly. The case retains its original unsigned crown and pushers. Comes supplied on a two-piece Italian leather strap.
The silver satin dial with black and red printing is both beautiful and in excellent condition, exhibiting minimal signs of age. The tritium lume plots have achieved a lovely yellow patina, exhibiting no degradation under U.V. light inspection. The hands match the dial nicely and show no lume loss or degradation under U.V. light inspection.
None. The watch just received a complete service and is backed by a 1-year warranty on accurate timekeeping.