OMEGA Schumacher White Dial
OMEGA Michael Schumacher Speedmaster racing white dial
World champion 2000
Limited edition of 4000
39mm stainless Steel case
Fixed Tachymeter bezel
White chequered dial with luminous hands and dot markers
Omega signed crown
Omega signed bracelet small/medium with 3 spare links.
18mm lug width
Extra links available online
Powered by Omega’s caliber 3220 self-winding mechanical movement
Ref : omega speedmaster 3517.30
- Small seconds
- Limited edition
- Original Michael Schumacher Box
- Serviced 2019 by a professional watchmaker.
The Omega Schumacher Series
The Omega Speedmaster Reduced ‘Schumacher’ series was introduced in 1996. It consisted of 10 of ‘Reduced’ Speedmasters with bold dials in some of the following styles:
Yellow Dial related to Schumacher’s early Cart and Benetton Formula 1 years c. 1992-1993.
A common mistake by collectors / watch commentators is the yellow dial was linked to Michael Schumacher’s first outing in F1 with the Jordon team in 1991.
The Jordan Yellow Benson & Hedges sponsored cars did not become yellow until 1997, year after this watch was released.
Blue Dial relates to the early World Championship Years. Michel Schumacher’s 1st and 2nd World F1 title’s in 1994–& 1995 were in the blue Bennetton.
Red Dial. To celebrate signing for Ferrari in 1996 Omega started the ‘Schumacher’ series. Schumacher took his first win for Ferrari at the Spanish Grand Prix, where he lapped the entire field up to third place in the wet.
Having taken the lead on lap 19, he consistently lapped five seconds faster than the rest of the field in the difficult conditions and ended up finishing the race 45 seconds in front of 2nd place Jean Alesi.
British racing legend Stirling Moss said “It was not a race. It was a demonstration of brilliance.” The series was discontinued around 2000 ironically the year Omega discontinued the Schumacher Omega series he won his third World Championship after a year-long battle with Mclaren’s Mika Häkkinen.
Checkered Flag dial. A limited edition watch was produced to honor Schumacher’s 1st Formula One title with Ferrari. This was Ferrari’s first F1 World Title since 1979.
Schumacher won his third World Championship in 2000 after a year-long battle with Häkkinen. Schumacher won the first three races of the season and five of the first eight. Schumacher won at the Italian Grand Prix which equaled the number of wins won by his idol, Ayrton Senna.
The championship fight would come down to the penultimate race of the season, the Japanese Grand Prix. Starting from pole position, Schumacher went on to win the race and the championship.
This watch has held is value brilliantly.
In fact I would say its a sound purchase as obviously its a Limited Edition series.
Prices for this watches have climbed considerably over the past 12 months and are still undervalued for a limited edition speedmaster, of which there were considerably less produced than the modern limited edition models.
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