Contents: Foreword Section 1: Introduction; Flightmaster - what's in a name?; Some key points; Operation; Ten misconceptions to reconsider Section 2: A Legend's Genesis and History; A world of change; Creating a legend; Famous aviators and the ultimate destiny of a tool-watch: Russian space adventures Section 3: Main Components; An original approach; Caliber; Case; Dial; Bezel; Hands; Crowns and pushers; Glass; Bracelet; Accessories Section 4: Models; Introduction; Overview; Timeline; Tables.
Anthony Marqui' is a French national and a trained aeronautical engineer who swiftly turned to an international career in finance and investments. He has always been passionately interested in both modern and vintage watches, and soon began collecting several types of emblematic models, including many icons from the OMEGA brand. Gr'goire Rossier is a Swiss bioinformatics specialist. Fascinated by watchmaking, he has developed a systematic database comprising thousands of entries referencing all his observations as well as market trends. This database is the foundation of the scientific approach on which this book is based.