Ever heard of the Omega “Bullhead”? Well, we would understand if you haven’t. It is worth noting that the Omega Seamaster Ref. ST 146.011, otherwise known as the Bullhead, and made in 1970 is said to be among the rarest chronographs from the brand and will probably be better known among Omega collectors and fans.
For collectors, this is one cool-looking watch indeed.
From what we understand, such vintage pieces are so rare that is has become quite dear in the pre-owned market with Bullheads easily exchanging hands at above US$6,000.
It was therefore a pleasant surprise when we saw not one but two Omega Bullheads at the annual BaselWorld fair.
However, these are not vintage timepieces but contemporary re-editions of the Bullhead which are part of Omega’s 2013 Seamaster collection. The 2013 Omega Bullhead will be powered by the Co-Axial Chronograph Calibre 3113. With casing dimensions at 43mm by 43mm, the 2013 Omega Bullhead is slightly larger in size as compared to the 1970 version which measures 41.5mm by 42mm.
We are sure Omega Bullhead fans and collectors will be pleased.
For an update on the Omega Bullhead (in October 2013), do check out our article: Omega Bullhead: Bull run.