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 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.

After more than 70 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: n/a
Bracelet: leather or mil. spec. canvas
Water resistance: 30m
Production years: 1939 - 1951
Serial numbers: n/a
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: $5500.00 - $6000.00 (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: $15,000.00 (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)
Reference #: n/a
Movement type: chronograph, manual wind
Calibre: modified Venus 150
Case material: stainless steel
Case back: screw in
Dimensions: 35mm diameter
Bracelet: leather or mil. spec. canvas
Water resistance: 30m
Production years: 1951 - ?
Serial numbers: n/a
Application: aviation, navigation, long distance racing, etc.
Notes: 30 min. recording, rotating 12 hr bezel

Valuation*
Stainless Steel: $2500.00 - $2900.00
14k Gold: n/a
18k Gold: n/a
Model name: Flying Officer (rare prototype)
Reference #: n/a
Movement type: chronograph, automatic wind
Calibre: n/a
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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* Valuations for timepieces listed on Gallet World are based on an average of fair market prices, either quoted or realized in retail venues, auctions, and NAWCC national and regional shows. Values displayed are for complete timepieces in good working condition with original dials and components.

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Gallet Flight Offficer - Large Version
Model name: Flight Officer (2nd 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: 1949 - ?
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: $4500.00 - $5000.00 (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: n/a
Bracelet: leather or mil. spec. canvas
Water resistance: 30m
Production years: 1942 - 1951
Serial numbers: n/a
Application: exotic 4 color dial with snail-style tachymeter
index in center section. Only a few are known to exist

Valuation
Stainless Steel: $7000.00 - $8000.00 (extra rare)
14k Gold: n/a
18k Gold: n/a
Model name: Flight Officer (NAWCC Truman Edition)
Reference #: n/a
Movement type: chronograph, automatic, chronometer
Calibre: Gallet G240
Case material: stainless steel
Case back: screw down w/ Harry S. Truman signature
Dimensions: 42mm
Bracelet: leather or carbon fiber
Water resistance: 100m
Production years: 2013
Serial numbers: n/a
Application: aviation, navigation, long distance racing, etc.
Notes: limited preview edition of the new 75th Anniversary Flight Officer for 2014, available only to NAWCC members
Valuation*
Stainless Steel: $8700.00 (only 1000 made)

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