The iconic Seamaster Omega Bullhead was resurrected in late 2013 with three limited editions. Now as part of the Olympics series, Omega releases yet another edition, the Omega Bullhead Rio 2016 edition. This edition does not come as a surprise, given how Omega has been supporting the Olympics over generations. But what do we think about co-branding and the whole gimmick of pop culture? After all Omega is the cheap Omega replica watches behind the numbered 007 metal pumping, muscle throbing murderer.
While we are not ardent fans of Daniel Craig or the spy entourage, we do appreciate bullheads. Bullhead chronographs are reminiscent of motor sports from the 70’s and is arguably a definitive motor sport chronograph. This Omega variant reserves this rich heritage, with the bullhead pushers and an elevated dial angle. There have been some changes however, to the pushers. The pushers on the new replica Omega Seamaster Bullhead, while still at the head of the bull- mounted on the top of the watch, are flat pushers as opposed to the original round pushers. Apart from this significant difference, the Bullhead also uses a new movement, the automatic Co-Axial calibre 3113. This movement is a modern achievement by Omega which replaces the old manually-wound calibre 930 found in the vintage model. However, being a stickler for vintage movements, we will choose the older and less efficient 930 over the new co-axial anytime. Of course, this is merely for romantic associations rather than pragmatic ones. The modern movement is not pathetic either, as it uses an integrated automatic column wheel movement, which contains the DNA of traditional integrated chronograph movements.
While the new 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, we have found the inner bezel oddly poised in a chronograph. For one, it merely ‘functions’ as a decoration. Inner bezels or flanges are used in diver Omega Replica Constellation watches and are/were functional albeit obsolete (given today’s gadgets and elctronics). In this case though, the inner bezel while adding an additional dimension to the watch, is purely cosmetic.
In conclusion, the Omega Bullhead Rio 2016 edition is an interesting piece, wears well on the wrist and is a great weekend watch. The playful colours on the bezel and strap fits perfectly on the wrist of a weekend drive or an offshore yacht getaway. While it is a great fake Omega watches for the fun loving crowd, or collectors of Bullhead chronographs, it hardly comes across as a beater or a classic keeper, given its adulterated association with ‘limited editions’ and the fanfare overture of the Olympics. The watch retails at SGD $12,400.
At Baselworld 2014, Omega replica watches for sale launched the Classic collection which is named after the year the brand was originally founded. Presented in a 43 mm by 11.72 mm case, crafted in either rose gold or steel, the Classic is distinguished by a 60-second flying tourbillon, visible through the large dial aperture at 7 o’clock.
A “flying tourbillon” is not supported by a bridge, at both the top and bottom, instead it is cantilevered (being only supported from one side). The result, is a better view of the delicate mechanics as they perform their gravity defying ballet, for the wearer and any onlookers to admire.
The dial of the Omega Classic Replica rose gold model has a silvered opaline finish with applied rose gold hour markers that have been diamond-polished by hand. Huge rose gold sword-shaped central hands indicate the hours and minutes. At 10 o’clock is a power reserve indicator, which reads shows how much of the 108 hour maximum mainpsring energy is remaining (up to four and half days).
Animating all the functions of the Classic is caliber MR03 which was manfactured in conjunction with brand partner Tec Ebauches. The manually wound movement beats at 3Hz, has 208 components and features a silicium escape wheel and pallet fork, and a flat balance spring and screwed balance.
Eveything has been hand finished to Replica Omega Constellation UK perfection. The bridges and mainplate have been fine-sandblasted, hand-chamfered and black-polished with satin or perlage finished. Additionally, the plate and bridges have finished with a Côtes de Genève decoration.
The crown features a MR logo that has been sanded and hand polished. Water-resistance is 30 meters. Each timepiece is paired with an alligator strap, with alligator lining and Omega replica watches online hand rolled edges, along with a matching hand polished pin and buckle. Retail is $58,000 in steel with grey dial and $70,000 in rose gold with silver dial (as shown).
TheOmega replica Constellation is a 34 mm best Omega replica watches (the first watch of this size in the Bohème collection) in steel, 9.53 mm in thickness, with a bezel set with 72 top Wesselton diamonds. The caseback has a transparent sapphire window revealing the movement; the crown is in stainless steel, with the Omega emblem in relief. The watch has a 30 metre water resistance rating, and a black alligator strap with pin buckle.
This Swiss Omega watches has a day/night indicator that operates over a 24-hour cycle, with a light blue sky and golden sun by a dark blue and golden moon that appear in the crescent window. Sunrise can be set as desired to keep the day/night indication in synchronization. The date appears in an elliptical window at 6 o’clock.
The Replica Omega Constellation Ladies Watches, an extension of the Bohème line launched in 2014, was presented – along with the other new piece Omega Bohème Moongarden – at an event held in the Tuileries gardens in Paris, with CEO Jérome Lambert and brand ambassadors Charlotte Casiraghi and Gwen Lun Mei.
The movement is the calibre MB 29.10, 25 jewels, running at 28,800 vph (4 Hertz), probably made by an external supplier such as Sellita. It is self-winding, with a power reserve of about 42 hours.
Price and availability
The Omega Replica Constellation is already available in Omega replica watches uk bouiques. Its reference number is 112500, price €4,800.