In 2004 Omega introduced the limited-edition Speedmaster “The Legend” watch to celebrate Michael Schumacher’s record-breaking sixth world championship title. Inspired from its success, Omega launched the new “The Legend” collection in 2005. This Speedmaster – Michael Schumacher “The Legend” Collection comprises of three Speedmaster chronographs with a sporty design in recognition of Schumacher’s outstanding 2004 season and yet another world championship title.
The Legend Collection consists of three Speedmaster chronographs that combine Omega’s high-end column-wheel chronograph movement with sporty Formula 1-inspired dials. Each model has a 42mm diameter stainless-steel case with the familiar curved Speedmaster stainless-steel bracelet and safety clasp. Sealed between the scratch-resistant anti-reflective sapphire crystal and the screw-in case back is the exclusive Omega calibre 3301 self-winding chronograph movement.
A fine example of a superior chronograph, this movement has a vertical coupling that ensures instantaneous actuation of the chronograph hand when the pusher is pressed, a column-wheel mechanism for precision starting, stopping and resetting of the chronograph functions, as well as the Omega free sprung-balance for excellent stability of the watch’s going rate. Furthermore, the movement is an officially certified COSC chronometer and has a power reserve of 55 hours.
The three models are distinguished by their highly individual dials, all of which have an applied Omega symbol at 12 o’clock and 12 applied rhodium-plated applied hour markers with luminous dots : the first model has a black dial with silver subdials and a silver exterior hour circle with black minute scale and red Speedmaster name; the second a silver dial with two-tone silver subdials with black outer zones and a black exterior hour circle with white minute scale and red Speedmaster name; the last model has a red dial with black subdials, black hour circle and white minute scale and black Speedmaster name.
The former model has a tachymeter scale engraved on a black aluminium ring on the stainless-steel bezel, whereas the latter two have it engraved in black directly on the brushed stainless-steel bezel. All three models have a white-on-black date window at 6 o’clock and baton hour and minute hands with an arrowhead central chronograph seconds hand – all with luminous SuperLuminova inserts.