September 11, 2006

Schumacher's choice: Omega Speedster

This week’s featured watch pays homage to today’s grand prix winner, the all-conquering seven-time world champion Michael Schumacher. Schumi this week announced his retirement at the end of the season, bringing the most successful racing career in history to an end. His dramatic announcement came upon his victory on Ferrari’s home turf at the Italian Grand Prix at Monza.

Unlike his team-mate Filipe Massa, who wears a flashy Richard Mille, Schumacher sports a classic: the Omega Speedster.

The Speedmaster Michael Schumacher "The Legend" Collection features a Swiss automatic movement with chronograph and tachymeter, a stainless steel bracelet and case, and can be had with either a white, black or red face.

The Speedster is a timeless classic which, incidentally, has also been worn by US astronauts since the start of the space program, and is the only watch ever worn on the moon.

Congratulations go out to Michael on his record 90th win and on the most extraordinary career in motorsport history. This weekend's win narrows defending champion Fernando Alonso's lead down to two points as Michael drives towards his 8th (and final) world championship. Michael will surely be missed as Formula One heads into what can only be described as (the lingering of his far less accompished brother Ralf notwithstanding) the post-Schumacher era.

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