To me, this model is the epitome of what a mechanical tool watch should be and what makes the 60's and 70's Omegas so interesting. They are a perfect melding of art and design. With 1 internal rotating bezel, 2 pushers, 3 crowns and 7 hands this watch was designed for pilots and is amazingly easy to navigate (ha, cannot resist the pun there) despite all its hands, crowns and pushers. Everything within the case is purely functional, for example, the yellow colored hands are coated with Cadmium for extra legibility under infra-red lighting inside the cockpit, the gleaming white hands (though it has acquired a nicely creamy color over time) provide a wonderful contrast to the rest of the dial. All the pushers and crowns are color coded to its function and very intuitive to use.
Measuring 45.5mm including the crown, this watch is sized to be highly legible at a quick glance. Yet despite Its size on paper, the mono-block Swedish stainless steel case wrap comfortably around the wrist. The watch, by all means, is heavy (at 139grams) and thick (at 14.65mm) but yet appears slimmer due to its rounded sloped case. The seemingly rounded case then merged into a series of complex geometry which breaks up the thickness nicely. There are a lot of interesting dualities that can be found on this watch that are distinct to the flightmaster alone. In my view, the Omega flightmaster is just a coherent package of design and engineering that stay true to its purpose.