Flight Officer / Flying Officer
(1939 to the present)

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.

The original Flight Officer evolved directly from the Gallet MultiChron model 30M, 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 30M, making it possible to easily calculate changes in the time as an aircraft flew across lines of longitude.

Developed upon specific request for the United States Army Air Forces, this ground breaking new timepiece was first 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.

After more than 80 years, the Gallet Flight Officer chronograph is still airborne.

Model name: Flight Officer (1st Generation Truman version)
Reference #: n/a
Movement type: chronograph, manual wind
Calibre: modified Venus 150
Case material: stainless steel
Case back: 4 screw compression "clamshell"
Dimensions: 34.5mm x 42mm
Bracelet: leather or mil. spec. canvas
Water resistance: 30m
Production years: 1939 - 1945
Serial numbers: often without serial numbers
Application: aviation, navigation, long distance racing, etc.
Notes: 30 min. recording, rotating 12 hr bezel, look for 4 screw compression case and "BREVET" on 2-tone dial
Valuation
Stainless Steel: $8500.00 - $9500.00 (extra rare)
14k Gold: n/a
18k Gold: n/a
The Original Gallet Flight Officer Chronograph...
Model name: Flying Officer (Ltd. Edition of 100)
Reference #: n/a
Movement type: chronograph, automatic
Calibre: Gallet G200
Case material: titanium
Case back: screw in
Dimensions: n/a
Bracelet: leather or carbon fiber
Water resistance: 100m
Production years: 2007
Serial numbers: n/a
Application: aviation, navigation, long distance racing, etc.
Notes: 30 min. recording, rotating 12 hr bezel, secondary market sales have exceeded the original $12,000.00 MSRP

Valuation*
Titanium: $18,000.00 (extra rare)
Model name: Flight Officer (NAWCC Museum Edition)
Reference #: n/a
Movement type: chronograph, automatic, Siliceum
Calibre: Gallet G330
Case material: stainless steel
Case back: screw in w/ sapphire exhibition back
Dimensions: 42mm
Bracelet: leather or carbon fiber
Water resistance: 100m
Production years: 2011
Serial numbers: n/a
Application: aviation, navigation, long distance racing, etc.
Notes: 12 hr. recording, rotating 12 hr bezel, split rattrapante, dual mainsprings, Siliceum escape wheel
Valuation*
Stainless Steel: $28,050.00 (only 250 made)
18k Gold: $63,750.00 (red gold) (only 250 made)
Platinum: $134,550.00 (only 50 made)
The Gallet Flight Officer Chronograph...
Model name: Flight Officer (2nd Generation - rare black dial)
Reference #: n/a
Movement type: chronograph, manual wind
Calibre: modified Venus 150
Case material: stainless steel
Case back: 4 screw compression "clamshell"
Dimensions: 34.5mm diameter
Bracelet: leather or mil. spec. canvas
Water resistance: 30m
Production years: 1945 - 1951
Serial numbers: n/a
Application: aviation, navigation, long distance racing, etc.
Notes: 30 min. recording, rotating 12 hr bezel, rare black military dial (face), Incabloc from 1950 to 1952
Valuation*
Stainless Steel: $7,500.00 - $8,500.00 (extra rare)
14k Gold: n/a
18k Gold: n/a
Model name: Flying Officer (rare prototype)
Reference #: n/a
Movement type: chronograph, automatic wind
Calibre: modified Valjoux 7750
Case material: stainless steel w/ black PVD
Case back: screw in
Dimensions: n/a
Bracelet: leather or mil. spec. canvas
Water resistance: 100m
Production years: 1975 - ?
Serial numbers: n/a
Application: aviation, navigation, long distance racing, etc.
Notes: the only model without a rotating bezel, instead the cities were printed on a rotating outer section of the dial
Valuation*
Stainless Steel: $4000.00 - $4500.00 (extra rare)
14k Gold: n/a
18k Gold: n/a
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Gallet Flight Offficer - Large Version
Model name: Flight Officer (3nd Generation, large size)
Reference #: n/a
Movement type: chronograph, manual wind
Calibre: modified Venus 150
Case material: stainless steel
Case back: screw in
Dimensions: 38mm diameter
Bracelet: leather or mil. spec. canvas
Water resistance: 30m
Production years: 1952 - 1961
Serial numbers: n/a
Application: aviation, navigation, long distance racing, etc.
Notes: 30 min. recording, rotating 12 hr bezel, 1st version w/ non-clamshell screw in back, extra large size
Valuation*
Stainless Steel: $9,000.00 - $10,000.00 (extra rare)
14k Gold: n/a
18k Gold: n/a
Gallet Flight Officer with Rare Exotic Dial
Model name: Flight Officer (1st Generation w/ exotic dial)
Reference #: n/a
Movement type: chronograph, manual wind
Calibre: modified Venus 150
Case material: stainless steel
Case back: 4 screw compression "clamshell"
Dimensions: 34.5
Bracelet: leather or mil. spec. canvas
Water resistance: 30m
Production years: 1939 - 1945
Serial numbers: often without serial numbers
Application: aviation, navigation, long distance racing, etc.
Notes: exotic 4 color dial with snail-style tachymeter
index. Only a few are known to exist
Valuation
Stainless Steel: $10,000.00 - $12,000.00 (extra rare)
14k Gold: n/a
18k Gold: n/a
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Model name: Flight Officer (2nd Generation - Military issue)
Reference #: n/a
Movement type: chronograph, manual wind
Calibre: modified Venus 150
Case material: stainless steel
Case back: 4 screw compression "clamshell"
Dimensions: 34.5mm diameter
Bracelet: leather or mil. spec. canvas
Water resistance: 30m
Production years: 1944 - 1945
Serial numbers: n/a
Application: military aviation, navigation
Notes: 30 min. recording, rotating 12 hr bezel, white dial, U.S.A. Ordinance Department markings on reverse
Valuation*
Stainless Steel: $10,000.00 - $12,000.00 (extra rare)
14k Gold: n/a
18k Gold: n/a
Model name: Flight Officer (2nd Generation w/ Incabloc)
Reference #: n/a
Movement type: chronograph, manual wind
Calibre: modified Venus 150
Case material: stainless steel
Case back: 4 screw compression "clamshell"
Dimensions: 34.5mm diameter
Bracelet: leather or mil. spec. canvas
Water resistance: 30m
Production years: 1951 - 1958
Serial numbers: n/a
Application: aviation, navigation, long distance racing, etc.
Notes: 30 min. recording, rotating 12 hr bezel, white or black dial (face), Incabloc shock-protection added
Valuation*
Stainless Steel: $7,500.00 - $8,500.00 (rare)
14k Gold: n/a
18k Gold: n/a
Model name: Flight Officer (1st Generation USAAF version)
Reference #: n/a
Movement type: chronograph, manual wind
Calibre: modified Venus 150
Case material: stainless steel
Case back: 4 screw compression "clamshell"
Dimensions: 34.5mm x 42mm
Bracelet: leather or mil. spec. canvas
Water resistance: 30m
Production years: 1939 - 1945
Serial numbers: often without serial numbers
Application: United States Army Air Forces version
Notes: 4 screw compression case, red snail-style tachymeter, minor dial variations, luminous chrono hand
Valuation
Stainless Steel: $7,000.00 - $8,000.00 (extra rare)
14k Gold: n/a
18k Gold: n/a
Model name: Flight Officer (1st Generation USAAF version)
Reference #: n/a
Movement type: chronograph, manual wind
Calibre: modified Venus 150
Case material: stainless steel
Case back: 4 screw compression "clamshell"
Dimensions: 34.5mm x 42mm
Bracelet: leather or mil. spec. canvas
Water resistance: 30m
Production years: 1939 - 1945
Serial numbers: often without serial numbers
Application: United States Army Air Forces version
Notes: 4 screw compression case, red snail-style tachymeter, minor dial variations, luminous chrono hand
Valuation
Stainless Steel: $7500.00 - $8500.00 (extra rare)
14k Gold: n/a
18k Gold: n/a
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Model name: Flying Officer (Swiss Military)
Reference #: n/a
Movement type: chronograph, manual wind
Calibre: Landeron 149
Case material: stainless steel
Case back: press or screw in
Dimensions: 36.5mm diameter
Bracelet: leather or mil. spec. canvas
Water resistance: 30m
Production years: 1975 - 1979
Serial numbers: n/a
Application: Swiss Army / Swiss Air Force
Notes: 45 min. recording, rotating 12 hr bezel, "AS (Armée Suisse) 7854" military engraving on reverse with cross
Valuation*
Stainless Steel: $8,500.00 - $9,500.00 (extra rare)
14k Gold: n/a
18k Gold: n/a
Model name: Flying Officer (Swiss Military)
Reference #: n/a
Movement type: chronograph, manual wind
Calibre: Valjoux 7735
Case material: stainless steel
Case back: press or screw in
Dimensions: 36.3mm diameter
Bracelet: leather or mil. spec. canvas
Water resistance: 30m
Production years: 1975 - 1979
Serial numbers: n/a
Application: Swiss Army / Swiss Air Force
Notes: 30 min. recording, rotating 12 hr bezel, "AS (Armée Suisse) 7854" military engraving on reverse with cross
Valuation*
Stainless Steel: $8,500.00 - $9,500.00 (extra rare)
14k Gold: n/a
18k Gold: n/a
Model name: Flight Officer (Swiss Military)
Reference #: n/a
Movement type: chronograph, manual wind
Calibre: Landeron 149
Case material: stainless steel
Case back: press or screw in
Dimensions: 36.3mm diameter
Bracelet: leather or mil. spec. canvas
Water resistance: 30m
Production years: 1969 - 1974
Serial numbers: n/a
Application: Swiss Army / Swiss Air Force
Notes: 45 min. recording, rotating 12 hr bezel, "AS (Armée Suisse) 7854" military engraving on reverse with cross
Valuation*
Stainless Steel: $8,500.00 - $9,500.00 (extra rare)
14k Gold: n/a
18k Gold: n/a
Gallet Racing Heritage Chronograph
Model name: Flying Officer (Jacquet Droz private label)
Reference #: n/a
Movement type: chronograph, manual wind
Calibre: Landeron 149
Case material: stainless steel
Case back: press or screw in
Dimensions: 36.5mm diameter
Bracelet: leather or mil. spec. canvas
Water resistance: 30m
Production years: 1975 - 1979
Serial numbers: n/a
Application: aviation
Notes: 45 min. recording, rotating 12 hr bezel, manufactured for Jacquet Droz under contract
Valuation*
Stainless Steel: $6,000.00 - $7,000.00 (extra rare)
14k Gold: n/a
18k Gold: n/a