New Omega Speedmaster to Honor Michael Schumacher

May 13, 2008
Even if you are not a fan of car racing, you would most probably think of Michael Schumacher if asked to name one of the greatest race car drivers.

In 2008, the Omega Company has created a new Speedmaster model to pay tribute to the remarkable achievements of Michael Schumacher and victorious spirit his name is associated with.

To make the timepiece reflect deep admiration and respect towards the legendary Formula One champion, as well as Formula One excitement, the creators of 'The Legend' have endowed it with one-of-a-kind stylistic cues and used a mixture of high tech materials.

The Omega Speedmaster 'The Legend' Co-Axial Chronograph watch features a 44.25mm case crafted from stainless steel. The refined nature of the timepiece is reflected through the contrasting brushed and polished elements of the case. The case construction has incorporated a sapphire crystal treated with anti-reflective coating on both sides. The watch boasts 100-meter water resistance.

Pay attention to the aluminum bezel ring of 'The Legend' - it is completed with inscriptions of Michael Schumacher's most famous achievements in the world of car racing.

The dial of the Omega watch is made from carbon fiber, a material widely used in the production of high-performance racing machines. The dial shows off chronograph 12-hour and 30-minute counters with distinctively contrasting silver rings. One more original design feature - the hours of 1 to 7 feature Arabic numerals implying Michael Schumacher's record seven Formula One World Titles.

At the heart of the Omega Speedmaster 'The Legend' Co-Axial Chronograph watch there beats the exclusive Omega 3313 caliber. This is a prestigious self-winding mechanism offering supreme precision of a COSC-certified chronometer. The chronograph mechanism is controlled by a column-wheel and features vertical-clutch coupling to guarantee optimal operating precision and reliability. The movement has the free-sprung balance wheel with the proprietary Omega Co-Axial escapement that considerably reduces friction, and enhances long-term timekeeping performance. The movement gives an advantage of a 52-hour power reserve.

The Omega caliber is beating beneath a case-back revealing the inscription 'Michael Schumacher-The Legend Collection'.

'The Legend' watch is secured to the wrist with a masculine rubber strap featuring grooved pattern reminding a high performance racing tire. It is also available on a stainless steel Speedmaster bracelet in brushed and polished stainless steel.

The Omega Speedmaster 'The Legend' Co-Axial Chronograph is sure to win the hearts of most avid fans of racing, fans of Michael Schumacher, and aficionados of fine and precision watchmaking.

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