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OMEGA Speedmaster Automatic
3518.50 “Racing Michael Schumacher”

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€ 5.600

In 2000, Omega launched a special version of its Reduced Speedmaster in honour of Michael Schumacher’s 3rd Formula 1 World Drivers’ Championship title, following those of 1994 and 1995.

10,000 pieces were sold under two different references (6,000 pieces ref. 3518.50 with black dial and 4,000 pieces ref. 3517.50 with silver dial).

This example, with a series number in 0xxx, is presented full set and in perfect condition.

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About this watch

In 2000, Omega launched a special version of its Reduced Speedmaster in honour of Michael Schumacher’s 3rd Formula 1 World Drivers’ Championship title, following those of 1994 and 1995.

10,000 pieces were sold under two different references (6,000 pieces ref. 3518.50 with black dial and 4,000 pieces ref. 3517.50 with silver dial).

This example, with a series number in 0xxx, is presented full set and in perfect condition.

Watchfid Score

9,9 / 10

About the Model

Introduced in 1988, the Speedmaster Reduced was sold as the smaller and cheaper version of the Speedmaster among the various watches in the Omega Speedmaster collection. Sporting a case that is 39mm in diameter, this model is smaller than the 42mm size of the Speedmaster Professional watches. It is also more compact than the 41.5mm size of the Co-Axial Speedmaster 1957 model and the 44.25mm size of the Speedmaster Racing edition.

There were a few versions of the Speedmaster Reduced chronograph during its two-decade production run. Omega offered the Speedmaster Reduced in stainless steel, solid yellow gold, and two-tone steel and gold. There were also bracelet versions and leather strap versions, in addition to different dial colors. Omega even made date, perpetual calendar, day-date, and moonphase versions of the Speedy Reduced chronograph.

The most common Speedmaster Reduced models are the no-date stainless steel ones with black dials and black bezels. The first generation included the references ST.175.0032 (leather strap) and ST.375.0032 (steel bracelet). Because Omega changed their coding system in the late 1980s, this version of the Speedmaster Reduced is also known as the ref. 3510.50.00.

The Speedmaster Reduced is also sometimes referred to as the Speedmaster Automatic because it runs on a self-winding automatic movement.

The movements of the no-date Speedmaster Reduced watches went by different names over the years. First Caliber 1140 (1988), followed by Caliber 1141 (1996), then Caliber 1143 (1996), and finally Caliber 3220 (2000). The Omega Caliber 3220 offers users a 40-hour power reserve.

About the Brand

In 1848, Louis Brandt founded a company in La Chaux-de-Fonds which would become Omega. In the 1880s, the Louis Brandt & Fils company moved to its current site in Bienne and in 1894 the caliber Omega was created, which would give its name to the company. Renowned for its precise, innovative and affordable watches, it became the largest supplier of watches to the British Army during World War II. It also became the first company to time the Olympic Games in 1932. Among its range of numerous professional watches, the Speedmaster became the first watch worn on the moon in 1969.

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Watchfid Certification Report: Yes

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Watchfid Digital Certificate: Yes

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Watchfid Appraisal Book: No

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Extract of Archives: No

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