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May 25th, 2014

Looking at the New Omega Seamaster Bullhead Watches

Baselworld 2104 was a very exiting occasion for us at Banks Lyon Jewellers, and it has allowed us to bring you plenty of striking timepieces over the past few weeks. For us, one of the most interesting developments stemming from this prestigious watch and jewellery fair was the reintroduction of the venerated Omega Bullhead watch, and being able to obtain two variants of this limited edition chronograph was a real highlight for us.

We’ve already looked at each version of the Bullhead on our website in the recent past, but with these two timepieces now being the subject of our latest video blog we though the time was ripe to study them side-by-side in a little more depth.

The original Bullhead from 1969 was a manually wound watch, but now Omega have re-imagined this distinctive wristwatch using their in-house produced co-axial movement, and as such the regular winding of the past has been replaced by a far more convenient 52 hour power reserve. The design of the Bullhead may look eccentric, and you certainly don’t see chronograph watches in this style very often, but actually it serves a very practical purpose. Its position on the wrist makes it superbly easy to time either a race or a lap, and it’s also readily able to handle even when driving. The interior bezel adjusts from the 6 o’clock situated pusher, making it the perfect tool for recording racetrack lap times and the like.

The sapphire crystal of the Bullhead is treated with anti-reflective coating both inside and outside, and this allows it to be used even when there is a substantial amount of glare to contend with. The stainless steel case – a particular favourite of Banks Lyon manager Bob Breden – is formed out of a single flawless block, and the machined screw-on caseback has been embellished with the customary engraved Omega Seamaster logo, whilst even the crown bears a tiny example of their brand symbol. The satin finished case is very attractive in its own right, but the added detail of subtly polished chamfers means that the matt finish stands out even more, and all told this watch is a talking point par excellence.

Of course, there are two models of this watch on offer at Banks Lyon, and each is highly appealing in its own right. For example, the sleek black Bullhead possesses a strap with a decidedly rubbery texture, and this will undoubtedly mean that it performs very well even if it is damp. Meanwhile, the dial of the white Bullhead – along with the blue and black of its interior bezel – is exceptionally clear, and even allows you to view 24 hour time as well. Regardless of your preference, these timepieces are incredibly functional, with all of the expected conveniences like a rapid date change in place, and their column wheel design indubitably marks them out as something a little special.

Both the aforementioned strap on the black Bullhead and the brown leather strap on the white dial variant are secured with a deployment buckle, and this feature is both easy to set up and also readily adjustable. You are also able to extend the strap to better fit your wrist with very little effort, and such well thought out innovations as this have enabled Omega to firmly keep in touch with the spirit of their vintage watches, yet also bring them up to date with contemporary times.

Both the black dial ‘sports chic’ Omega Seamaster Bullhead and the white dial Omega Bullhead Co Axial Chronograph retail at Banks Lyon for £6,070, but are available for 36 monthly payments of £134.89 and a 20% deposit. Other flexible 0% finance options are also available, although with only 669 models of each of these Bullhead watches in production you’ll need to register your interest quickly. To find out more about these timepieces, or indeed any of our other Omega watches, please contact us now by calling 01524 38 48 58 or send us an email at [email protected]. We’ll always be pleased to help.


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