Gallet MultiChron 30M Flying Officer World-Time Chronograph

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Brand: Gallet & Co.

Model: MultiChron 30M Flying Officer World-Time Chronograph; Swiss Made circa late 1960s

Case: Oversized solid stainless steel "waterproof" case with screw-down back is approximately 36.5mm excluding the winding crown; inner caseback is signed "GALLET & CO. SWISS"

Strap: New JPM 18mm hand-made brown leather side-stitch strap with stainless steel tang buckle

Movement: Landeron cal. 149 manual-winding chronograph movement (17 jewels); Swiss Made; bridge is signed "GALLET & Co"

Features: Gorgeous original dial with world's major cities printed in black and red; rotating 12-hour bezel can track a second time zone; 30-minute chronograph recording capability; original blued-steel handset; rare model with larger screw-back case

Condition: Very nice original condition overall; solid stainless steel case is thick and sharp with minor honest wear; stunning original dial with vibrant colors and nice consistent patina on the Tritium numerals; original blued-steel Tritium handset with matching patina and some minor rust in a couple spots; replacement Gallet Flying Officer bezel is in fantastic condition; original bezel will also be included with the watch but the numbers have flaked off (a common issue with these bezels)

Other: Here at watchsteez.com we take great pride in sourcing honest and original examples - This gorgeous Gallet Flying Officer chronograph is no exception. This particular example is incredibly rare and highly desirable with its larger screw-back case. Simply put, most collectors prefer something a little larger than the earlier 34.5mm "clamshell" cases.

According to Gallet World, "the original Flight Officer evolved directly from the Gallet MultiChron model 30, the world’s first fully waterproof wrist worn chronograph. A rotating 12 hour bezel and dial indications for the world's major cities was added to the MultiChron 30, making it possible to easily calculate changes in the time as an aircraft flew across lines of longitude. Developed upon specific request by Harry S Truman for the United States Army Air Forces, this ground breaking new timepiece was issued exclusively to the American and British pilots who flew the missions to our victory during WWII. After the war, the Flight Officer became a watch of choice for both commercial and private aviators across the globe. With the ability to calculate changes in time zones as a pilot crossed over lines of longitude, the Gallet Flight Officer chronograph is one of the most renowned and respected military use timepieces ever created."

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