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I only just discovered this courtesy of The Sporting Life and Lussori -

If you want to sell a watch to raise money for a worthy cause, it might as well be an Omega. Here is the skinny on this little beauty:



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We are pleased to inform you that on the occasion of an auction that took place last 16 November 2005 in Doha – Qatar, in favour of the Tsunami victims, an Omega Speedmaster from the Legend Collection, signed by our Ambassador Michael Schumacher was bought by His Highness Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, Crown Prince of Qatar for 1.5 million USD.


Omega Ambassador Michael Schumacher as you may be aware is also known for his philanthropy, donating $10mil to the Tsunami relief fund, a sum which exceeded the contributions of many worldwide corporations and even some countries.

As a special ambassador to UNESCO he has donated 1.5 million Euros to the organization and in addition paid for the construction of a school for poor children and for area improvements in Dakar, Senegal. He supports a hospital for child victims of war in Sarajevo, which specialises in caring for amputees. In Lima, Peru he funded the "Palace for the Poor", a centre for helping homeless street children obtain an education, clothing, food, medical attention, and shelter. He stated his interest in these various efforts was piqued both by his love for children and the fact that these causes had received little attention. While an exact figure for the amount of money he has donated throughout his life is unknown, it is known that in his last four years as a driver, he donated at least $50 million. Source-Wiki


Well as Formula1 fans will know, while there have been occasions when Michael Schumacher's car has been in the wrong place, his heart of gold serves as an example to many.


Y'all have a nice weekend now


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Cool Zin. Schuey's car may have at times been in the wrong place, but it was always going faster than the others! Miss him badly on the track. Great guy and superhuman driver. I was not aware he was so generous.
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I believe he's rather kept it quiet too Mike. Were it not for those amazed at his thoughtfulness and generosity and felt he should get some credit for it, we'd never have known. While everyone know about his cars being in the wrong place, few are aware of his other good deeds. Michael Schumacher may not have been the perfect F1 driver but he was always among the fastest, most committed, indeed the best motivator of the teams he had been with and a kindly man to boot. The last aspect of his personality wins a lot of points in my book.


Be seein' ya pal


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My friend owns one of these but keeps it in its box hoping it may be worth something one day.

Now I'll just get out the Bic biro and give him the good news!
 

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You or your friend will have to head out to the shores of Lake Geneva as well buddy. :D:D:D

That said, there is a growing demand for these Schumi Speedies.


Be well now


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Echoing Fergie's post I also have a friend who owns this watch but does not wear it in the belief that one day it will be worth something. He is not a watch collector but has a savvy for business...I wonder if it will pay off for him later on?

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