(See Michael Schumacher’s current health condition below)
Michael Schumacher’s racing career is the stuff of legend. Considered by many to be one of the greatest Formula 1 drivers of all time, he still is, statistically, the most accomplished driver in Formula 1 history. Seven time Formula 1 Champion, he won five consecutive Formula 1 Championships between 200-2004.
1996 was Schumacher’s first year driving for Ferrari and in that year, Schumacher lent his name to the Omega Speedster lineup, as fans of his and Ferrari combine their love of timepieces and motorsports.
This 1996 version was introduced to the public by Schumacher at his go-kart track in Kerpin, Germany.
Produced with either a red or black dial, the watch came with either a red or yellow leather strap or a stainless steel band.
The timepiece came packaged in an interesting case to resemble a tire. Also included was a small mount to keep the tire package from simply rolling away.
A beautiful watch, the case measured 42mm with the crown and 39mm without. I found various examples on line and attached a link as an example of price.
As to Michael’s health, Felix Damm, lawyer for the Michael Schumacher’s family, has categorically denied in a court affidavit that Schumacher’s condition has changed substantially and that he is unable to walk, refuting the claim by German magazine, Bunte.
Bunte is being sued by the family for false reporting and invasion of privacy, as the badly injured driver struggles to regain even more than modest faculties.
Mr Schumacher’s current agent, Sabine Kehm, has insisted that Michael’s present condition is not for public view. In a statement, Ms. Kehm said, “Unfortunately we are forced by a recent press report to clarify that the assertion that Michael could move again is not true. Such speculation is irresponsible, because given the seriousness of his injuries, his privacy is very important. Unfortunately they also give false hopes to many involved people.”