*Unpolished* 2006 Limited Edition Omega Speedmaster Automatic (Ref. 3559.3200) "Michael Schumacher Legend" Complete Set
Before the Omega Speedmaster was famously selected by NASA for manned space flight, and subsequently became known as the "Moon Watch", it's commonplace was in the automotive world and on the race tracks worn by the racers themselves as their personal timing instruments. Seen for generations of the wrists of famous and accomplished drivers from F1 to the 24hr of Le Mans, the Speedmaster was certainly a top choice amongst the paddocks, but one of the most impressive pairings for the legendary watch was the legendary driver, Michael Schumacher.
Omega is no stranger to interesting collaborations and limited editions with their watches, often commemorating and celebrating an iconic person or event that represents the brand's history. That being said, the Michael Schumacher limited edition Speedmaster Automatic makes perfect sense, being that he is the most winningest driver in F1 history, with 7 World Championship Titles and 91 total wins and wore an Omega Speedmaster himself.
Omega and Schumacher released several limited editions celebrating the accomplished F1 driver, however, the most sought after would have to be the "Legend Edition", which was released in commemoration of Schumacher's 6th F1 Championship. This Automatic chronograph retains the classic Speedmaster Professional sizing of 42mm, features a stainless steel bezel and alpha sub-dial hands which are reminiscent of early Speedmaster references, and a dial with a perfect color scheme that both nods to Schumacher's career with Ferrari and reminds us of a Rolex "Paul Newman" from the late 60s.
|Dial||"Panda" White, Black, and Red|
|Bracelet||Omega 1620 Bracelet W/ 887 Solid End Pieces|
CASE & BRACELET
The classically styled twisted-lug 42mm case remains unpolished, in near exceptional condition with only the faintest signs of previous use. The stainless steel bezel is reminiscent of very early Speedmasters and is also in near flawless condition. The pump pushers and "Omega" signed crown remain original to the watch. The original Omega 1620 bracelet with 887 solid end pieces retains 15 links, shows no stretch, and very little signs of use.
DIAL & HANDS
The white "Panda" style Omega Speedmaster dial with black sub-dials and red accents is absolutely flawless. The luminova lume plots show no degradation when inspected with U.V. light. The original luminova hands and early-style sub-dial hands remain original and in perfect condition as well.
The watch comes complete with inner and outer boxes, warranty cards, instructions booklet, leather card, and Omega COA paper that matches the watches case. Watch is keeping time within COSC spec, previous service history is unknown.