Omega Seamaster Bullhead “Rio 2016”: Bull Run since 1969

Omega Seamaster Bullhead “Rio 2016”. Ref: 522.12.43.50.04.001. Olympic Collection. Introduced in 2015, it features the Omega Calibre 3113 Co-Axial automatic movement with 52 hours power reserve and is water-resistant to 15 bar (150m / 500ft). Limited to 316 pieces. Priced at SGD12,400. Photo: © Omega.

Omega Seamaster Bullhead “Rio 2016”. Ref: 522.12.43.50.04.001. Olympic Collection. Introduced in 2015, it features the Omega Calibre 3113 Co-Axial automatic movement with 52 hours power reserve and is water-resistant to 15 bar (150m / 500ft). Limited to 316 pieces. Priced at SGD12,400. Photo: © Omega.

The Omega Seamaster Bullhead made its debut in 1969 and it was a watch for rally drivers to time their laps.

Its characteristic features are the two pushers at 11 o’clock and 1 o’clock, apart from the central chronograph seconds hand and the 30-minute chronograph counter at 12 o’clock.

The “Bullhead” was coined by collectors due to the shape of the watch and the two pushers that stuck out like the bull’s horns.

The Seamaster Bullhead “Rio 2016” is a special Olympic Games edition as Omega is the Official Timekeeper of the Olympic Games. It comes with a blue leather strap with stitchings in green, red, yellow and black; the colours being representative of the iconic Olympic rings.

These colours are featured on the inner rotating bezel as well and the Bullhead “Rio 2016” is limited to 316 pieces.

The case back of the Omega Seamaster Bullhead “Rio 2016” is stamped with the Rio 2016 Olympic Games logo. Photo: © Omega.

The case back of the Omega Seamaster Bullhead “Rio 2016” is stamped with the Rio 2016 Olympic Games logo. Photo: © Omega.

 

 

 

 

How was the limited production number of 316 derived?

Well, this is the third time golf is included at the Olympic Games and since it is held in 2016, the number 316 was derived.

Omega Seamaster Bullhead “Rio 2016”
Ref: 522.12.43.50.04.001
Olympic Collection
Introduced in 2015
Technical Specifications:

• Calibre Omega 3113 Co-Axial automatic movement
• Co-Axial escapement on three levels
• Omega free sprung balance
• 52 hours power reserve
• Column wheel chronograph
• Chronograph function
• Chronometer
• Scratch-resistant sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment on both sides
• Date display
• Bi-directional rotating bezel
• Screw-in crown
• White dial
• 43mm by 43mm case in steel
• Water-resistant to 15 bar (150m / 500ft)
• Case back stamped with the Rio 2016 Olympic Games logo
• Blue leather strap with red, green, yellow and black stitching
Limited to 316 pieces
Note:
This Bullhead “Rio 2016” was launched in August 2015, exactly one year before the 2016 Olympics held in August 2016.

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