New Model – Pre-Basel 2003 – Omega Speedmaster L.E. Schumacher

The latest addition to the Speedmaster line, the 2003 limited-edition Speedmaster Day-Date Racing is a tribute to Michael Schumacher’s historic fifth Formula 1World Championship title.

The familiar Speedmaster case in stainless steel houses a dial dedicated to Formula 1: made of carbon fibre, a material synonymous with motor sport, it has a chequered flag motif on the chronograph function’s hour counter at 6 o’clock and a special day-date display located in the chronograph minute counter at 12 o’clock, with Sunday (F1 race day) marked in red and all other days in white. Red outlining is used as a theme across the dial, for the “RACING” inscription on the dial, the luminous hour markers and the dates arranged around the circumference of the dial.

The watch is driven by the proven OMEGA calibre 1151 self-winding chronograph movement (base Valjoux 7751), which displays hours, minutes and continuous small seconds (at 9 o’clock), day, date and month, as well as the chronograph functions of hours, minutes and central seconds. An additional central arrowhead hand points to the date around the circumference of the dial. The movement has a power reserve of 44 hours and the watch is water-resistant to a depth of 30 metres.

The unique Formula 1 dial is protected by a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment on the inside. Only 5,555 watches are available in this limited edition, with a stainless steel bracelet and “World Champion 2002” engraved in red on the case back and accompanied by Michael Schumacher’s signature in black.