Discover the new, “old” Omega Seamaster Bullhead

Omega Seamaster Bullhead

When Omega in 1969 presented this Seamaster collector´s gave it the nickname Bullhead. Since then this watch is what I would call a ticking legend.

Again an Omega today?!?!

Some of you might think now this is an Omega-blog or so…

Guys, no it is NOT!

But Omega keeps me busy and I have been waiting for the official launch of the Omega Seamaster Bullhead for quite a while. You might remember: Already one day before Baselworld opened its doors I already published exclusive photographs of the new Bullhead. During Baselworld the Bullhead was only shown to a very small group of journalists and only to some retailers. So you are today among the very first to discover the new Bullhead officially… 🙂

Do you rember? No! Click HERE for your update…

No the icon is here! To meet a long-standing request from Seamaster Bullhead fans, Omega has reissued a limited-edition version of the iconic chronograph from 1969.

While the new model, with its characteristic symmetrical case and bezel, has all of the charm of the original, there are some modifications that give the new Bullhead its own personality. With a case and dial configuration unlike any other Omega; the original 1969 Seamaster Bullhead that inspired this wristwatch is among the rarest, most collectable and most recognizable chronographs ever produced. Its winding crown at 12 o’clock was flanked by two chronograph pushers and it was this unique configuration that gave the watch its nickname. There was also another crown at the 6 o’clock position that controlled the internal rotating bezel.

The new model now gives aficionados a chance to own an instant classic.

The Bullhead’s shield-shaped brushed and polished case, the inner revolving bezel and the unusual placement of its chronograph pushers and crowns had made it a favorite among watch enthusiasts.

The pushers on the new Seamaster Bullhead are still mounted at the top, of course, but the former round pushers on the original watch have now been replaced with flat ones.

The most significant change has been in the movement. The new Bullhead is powered by an automatic Omega Co-Axial calibre 3113  (based on a Frédéric Piguet chronograph caliber), which replaces the manually wound caliber 930 found in the vintage model. No question, the new Omega movement is equipped with a column-wheel chronograph mechanism.

The 2013 Bullhead’s dial design captures the strength of the original, with its distinctive inner bezel and the sub-dials at 12 and 6 o’clock. As with the original Bullhead, there is a date window at 3 o’clock. The white dial is visible through a sapphire crystal with anti-resistant treatment on both sides.

The screw-in case back is stamped with the familiar polished Seamaster Seahorse. Its white bi-directional rotating inner bezel has a 24-hour scale. Its day/night display with white numerals contrasted against blue and black backgrounds.

The Bullhead is presented on a brown leather strap. The chronograph is water resistant to 150 meters or  500 feet and has been produced in an edition limited to 669 pieces. The price: 7110 Euro including 20 VAT. The Seamaster Bullhead has a full three-year warranty.

 

Omega Seamaster Bullhead
Omega Seamaster Bullhead
Omega Seamaster Bullhead
Omega Seamaster Bullhead
Omega Seamaster Bullhead
Omega Seamaster Bullhead

 

 

 

 

 

 

11 Comments

  • Lots of interesting facts, cool movement and very nice vintage design.
    But sapphire with anti-resistant treatment on both sides wins 🙂

  • I am with Jason on this one, I am hooked! Would this watch be available in normal stores or with the limited edition does one have to chase it up somewhere special?

  • Was about to question why you are doing another article on omega, then I saw the watch. Want one. Badly.

  • Well it does catch the eye in that it looks a bit like a roulette wheel. I am sure there are a few that will gamble on this watch.

    Cheers

  • What a nice piece !! No crown on the side to hurt your hand, nice ergonomics when using the chrono pushers and good looking too.

    I’m just a bit concerned that it ‘can’ look a bit bulky on the wrist due to it’s special design… Only a visit at the local retailer can clear this question mark…

    On the other side – I don’t have a huge wrist but LOVE the look of an Omega PloProf 🙂 looks like it was cut out of a piece of rail, but has an incredible charme 🙂

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