This limited edition version of the legendary Speedmaster timepiece was launched in 2004 to celebrate the record-breaking achievements of Michael Schumacher and the Ferrari Formula 1 team in 2003. Bearing subtle traces of Ferrari’s and OMEGA’s signature red and a highly distinctive dial, the Speedmaster “Legend” watch pays tribute to Michael Schumacher, the most successful F1 driver in recent times.
This commemorative limited-edition model has a 38.8mm stainless steel case and a brushed-steel bezel engraved with the Speedmaster’s characteristic tachymeter scale. It has a distinctive matt silvered dial with black chronograph counters and a white-on-black date window at 6 o’clock. Rhodium-plated, facetted baguette-style hour markers and an applied OMEGA symbol add a touch of refinement, whereas the Speedmaster name in red perfectly complements the sporty red-on-black minute track with ¼ second subdivisions. The luminous “stick” hands also recall the legendary Moon Watch.
This collectors’ piece is powered by the OMEGA calibre 3301 self-winding column-wheel chronograph movement. The movement display the hours and minutes centrally, with a sub-dial at 9 o’clock for the continuous seconds display. The chronograph functions comprise a central seconds hand with totalisers for 30 minutes situated at 3 o’clock and for 12 hours at 6 o’clock. The calibre 3301 has a power reserve of 55 hours and is also an officially certified COSC chronometer.
This timepiece was produced in a limited edition of 6000 pieces and each model has its individual number engraved around the edge of the case back (in the form 0001/6000) along with the inscription “Sixth Title Limited Edition”.
This timepiece is fitted with a matching stainless-steel bracelet with push-button operated fold-over clasp. The centre of the case back bears the inscription “Michael Schumacher / The Legend” in red. Thanks to a screw-in case back and screw-in crown, the Speedmaster “Legend” watch is water resistant to 100 metres.