In the Formula One fans, Michael Schumacher’s name is expressed in a humble, devout tone, because it belongs to a person, even in this modern exaggerated era, it can be called a racing legend, maybe It is the greatest driver of all. time. From 1991 to 2006 and from 2010 to 2012, the German driver won seven Formula One (F1) World Championships, setting a record for most victories (91) and becoming F1 in 2002. The only driver in history to win the championship three times in each season of the season (breaking the record of most consecutive podiums), and other achievements. Therefore, it is no surprise that he was contacted by Cheap Omega Replica Watches as the brand ambassador of Swiss watchmakers, providing his name and influence to a series of special editions of their iconic Speedmaster series. Although no longer produced, fans of the series will find that in the second-hand market, these watches are extremely valuable compared to other used Omega Speedmaster watches, and are a great way to combine the two passions: racing and Watch.
In 1996, Mr. Schumacher presented the first version of Omega Speedmaster Schumacher at his go-kart track in Kerpen, Germany. It can choose a red or yellow dial (to celebrate the first year of Mr. Schumacher driving Ferrari) and a red or yellow leather strap or stainless steel bracelet. Manufactured from 1996 to 1999, although the case itself does not have the name “Schumacher”, there are many unique items in the watch that mark something unique. This watch is packaged in small rubber tires that can be removed and separated to reveal the watch. On the right side of the tire is Mr. Schumacher’s signature, and on the left is the Omega Replica Watches brand mark. This includes a small booth that prevents the entire waking from rolling off the owner. It has a hesalite crystal, a snap-on back and an automatic 1141 calibre. The case measures 42 mm and the crown is 39 mm (the dimensions are consistent throughout the entire version). Interestingly, the serial number of the movement is printed on the outside of the back cover, not the movement itself.
Following the first Omega Speedmaster Schumacher, the Omega Speedmaster Racing Schumacher World Championship 2000 Limited Edition. The watch is numbered only 10,000, 6,000 of which are black dials and 4,000 are white dials. The watch has the word “Racing” at the top of the dial at 6 o’clock and the red and orange squares on the outside of the dial. It also has a rebound case, but unlike the previous version, it does have Mr. Schumacher’s name, which is engraved on the back of the case and his signature and production number. It comes with a stainless steel strap or black leather strap and comes with an Omega Replica 3220 movement.
In the second year, the Omega Speedmaster World Champion 2001 Schumacher Limited Edition was released, limited to 11,111 pieces. It has a sapphire crystal and carbon fiber dial and an Omega 1152 automatic movement. The hour mark, like the Speedmaster, is a small bar, except at 1 o’clock, where a big “1” is proudly displayed.
At this point, you may have noticed a small trend in the name of the Omega Speedmaster Schumacher watch, the next version is not up to expectations. This version is named the Omega Speedmaster World Champion 2002 Schumacher Limited Edition, numbering limited to 5,555 pieces. It features a sapphire crystal and a carbon-fiber dial, and the word “racing” appears below the Omega brand text at 3 o’clock on the dial. This watch features the Fake Omega Watches 1151 self-winding movement and is known for its day wheels. It is displayed on a white background from Monday to Saturday, but on Sunday, the match day, it is red. Remind any forgetful fans, it is time to listen to the spectacular scene of the day.
In 2002, Schumacher won his fifth world title, in line with the record of Argentine racing legend Juan Manuel Fangio, whose last world champion was in 1957, which was 46 years. before. The Omega Speedmaster series wide arrow Michael Schumacher, in 18k rose gold with a matching bracelet or black leather strap, won this achievement in 2003. It was engraved in “Michael Schumacher – Five World Champions”. It has a black dial and sapphire crystal and is equipped with an Omega 3303 automatic movement. This is the first watch to show Mr. Schumacher’s name on the dial, a performance that highlights the watch reflected in his racing career.
At the end of 2003, Mr. Schumacher made the sixth world championship for Juan-Manuel Fangio, making him the most successful driver in F1 history. This is the OMEGA Super World’s sixth world champion Schumacher limited edition in 2004, this is a series of 6000 watches known for the “Panda” dial.
With Mr. Schumacher’s final champion, the ultimate Schumacher Supermaster, Omega Speedmaster Legend Limited Edition. The watch is easily distinguishable from other watches, the first seven hours of the mark are replaced by numbers, and the number of all titles is won, all on a delicate square carbon fiber dial. It features an Swiss Omega Watches 3313 movement and a crystal display on the back for easy viewing of the internal heartbeat. Around the bezel are all the achievements of Mr. Schumacher: 7 world champions, 250 F1 races, 68 pole positions, 91 victories and 154 podiums. A tribute to the legendary deliberation and classics.
No longer produced by Omega, buyers interested in buying a watch in the series will have to switch to the secondary market. Among all available Omega Speedmaster watches, the Michael Schumacher series is quite available, ranking fourth on eBay on the online auction site, and although ranked fourth, they accounted for only 3.3% of Speedmasters purchased in December 2014. March 2015 (a range of data available for this article). Selling an average of four watches per month, an average of 14 bids per watch, which means that although they are only sold in small quantities, there is still demand, but it must be noted that 14 bids may mean that there are two competing buyers or 14 buyers per watch.
Even with low availability, one of the highlights of buying these watches in the secondary market is the low-end products of the Michael Schumacher series compared to the other series in the Omega Speedmaster series. The average price from December 2014 to March 2015 was $1,495.11, the highest price was $1,999.00, the lowest price was $1,112.00, and the median was $1,635.00. This can be compared to Omega Speedmaster Professional, which has an average total cost of $1,927.06 and an average total cost of $2,327.67 for the Omega Speedmaster Olympic series. For the country of origin, 57% of the Michael Schumacher series Omega Speedmasters are sold by US sellers. Interestingly, the remaining 43% comes from Japanese sellers, which proves the global connection between the Swiss giant and the racing legend.
Interestingly, as his career progressed and his reputation expanded, the accessibility of the Schumacher watch declined. The series is limited to fewer and fewer watches. As mentioned earlier, Schumacher’s ultimate Omega watch is a choice of 18kt rose gold, and the price is suitable for elite buyers. Following the transfer of Mr. Schumacher to Audemars Piguet as a brand ambassador in 2010, he was commissioned to help design watches specifically tailored to his racing needs. Earlier this year, the watch released the Royal Oak Concept Laptimer for $229,500, limited to 221 pieces.
Twenty-four years after his first F1 competition, Mr. Schumacher is still known as one of the great people, even if it is not the greatest, but unfortunately, in the past few years, about this man Many conversations have become even more tragic. On December 29, 2013, when skiing near the resort of Meribel in France, Mr. Schumacher participated in a skiing accident with his son and suffered serious head injuries. He was immediately airlifted to the hospital and placed in an artificial coma and continued to operate to relieve his brain pressure, saving his life, but causing him to paralyze and memory to drop severely. A small step has been taken on the road to recovery in the past few years, but it is still uncertain about the level at which he will operate again.
There is at least a hint of hope in the dark moments of Mr. Schumacher and his family. His son, Mick, recently conducted pre-season testing in the German Formula 4 racing department. If his career reaches anywhere in his father’s height, maybe we will see the second line of Omega Schumacher Speedmasters again in the future.