The Speedmaster Broad Arrow Michael Schumacher Limited Edition was launched in 2003 to celebrate the motor racing star’s historic five world championship titles. In 2002, Michael Schumacher equalled the record five championship titles. Before him only one other Formula 1 driver had won five world championship drivers’ titles: Argentinean Juan-Manuel Fangio, who won the titles in 1951, 1954, 1955, 1956 and 1957.
The Speedmaster Broad Arrow Michael Schumacher Limited Edition pays tribute to Schumacher’s historical achievement.
The Speedmaster Broad Arrow is a fine example of a superlative chronograph, thanks to its exclusive OMEGA column-wheel chronograph movement, OMEGA calibre 3303. The column-wheel mechanism ensures precision operation of all the watch’s chronograph functions and its vertical coupling ensures that there is no delay in the start, stop and reset of the chronograph seconds hand and counters.
The calibre 3303 also uses OMEGA’s free sprung-balance without index, which offers better regulating stability. As a result, the self-winding movement, which has a power reserve of 55 hours, has obtained chronometer certification from the Official Swiss Chronometer Testing Institue [Contrôle Officiel Suisse des Chronomètres, COSC].
This prestige movement is housed in an equally prestigious case, finished in 18-carat red gold. The luxury theme continues with red gold accents distinguishing the watch’s look: brushed 18-carat red gold bezel with tachometer scale, applied 18-carat red gold hour markers on the dial, 18-carat red gold “Broad Arrow” hour and minute hands and red gold hands for the chronograph seconds and the sub-dials, which are outlined by rings.
The black dial (the traditional Speedmaster dial colour, as seen on the original Speedmaster Professional “Moon Watch”) displays the typical Broad Arrow configuration of 30-minute chronograph counter at 3 o’clock, 12-hour counter at 6 o’clock and continuous seconds at 9 o’clock, with a red gold on black date window situated above the 6 o’clock hour marker.
The ultimate touch of personalisation on the dial is Michael Schumacher’s name written in red gold in lower-case letters on either side of the sub-dial at 6 o’clock.
Ref. 3159.50.00 Red gold on red gold with black dial
Ref. 3659.50.31 Red gold on black leather with black dial