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  • Manufacturer: Omega
    Year: 1997
    Reference No: 3810.12.40
    Movement No: 55’268’381
    Model Name: Speedmaster, “Michael Schumacher”
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 1141, 45 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Stainless steel Omega bracelet, endlinks stamped 811, max length 200 mm
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel Omega deployant clasp stamped 1469
    Dimensions: 39 mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, bracelet and movement signed
    Accessories: Accompanied with blank Omega International Warranty card, black Omega wheels-shaped presentation box, box stand, product literature, leather wallet and outer packaging

  • Catalogue Essay

    Amongst racecar enthusiasts, Michael Schumacher can be justifiably called a legend. The most successful driver in the history of motorsport, Schumacher holds the records for the most World Championship titles (7), the most Grand Prix wins (91) and the most races won in a single season (13). In 1996, Omega released a special lineup of Speedmaster to commemorate the triumphant trajectory of Michael Schumacher’s career, and it was produced in both red and yellow versions.

    The production of the special series ran from 1996 to 1999. Despite the fact that the watch does not bear the name “Schumacher”, a number of memorabilia were included with the timepiece that marked it out as something exclusive. The watch came with a tires-shaped presentation box that could be pulled apart, splitting at the middle to reveal the watch. On the right side of the tire was Mr. Schumacher’s signature and on the left were Omega brand logo. A small stand is also included to prevent the presentation from rolling away from the possessor.

  • Artist Biography

    Omega

    Swiss • 1848

    Omega's rich history begins with its founder, Louis Brandt, who established the firm in 1848 in La Chaux de Fonds. In 1903, the company changed its name to Omega, becoming the only watch brand in history to have been named after one its own movements. A full-fledged manufacturer of highly accurate, affordable and reliable watches, its sterling reputation enabled them to be chosen as the first watch company to time the Olympic Games beginning in 1932. Its continued focus on precision and reliability ultimately led their Speedmaster chronograph wristwatch to be chosen by NASA in 1965 — the first watch worn on the moon.

    Key models sought-after by collectors include their first, oversized water-resistant chronograph — the reference 2077, early Speedmaster models such as the CK 2915 and 2998, military-issued versions of the Seamaster and oversized chronometer models such as those fitted with their prestigious caliber 30T2Rg.

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THIS LOT IS TO BE SOLD WITH NO RESERVE

846

Lot offered with No Reserve

Ref. 3810.12.40
A fine stainless steel chronograph wristwatch with yellow dial, bracelet, International Warranty and presentation box

1997
39 mm diameter
Case, dial, bracelet and movement signed

Estimate
HK$8,000 - 16,000 
€880-1,800
$1,000-2,100

Sold for HK$22,500

Contact Specialist
Thomas Perazzi
Head of Watches, Asia
+852 2318 2030
[email protected]

Ziyong Ho
Specialist
+852 9386 2032
[email protected]

Jill Chen
Specialist
+852 2318 2033
[email protected]

The Hong Kong Watch Auction: SEVEN

Hong Kong Auction 27 November 2018