In 1969, the launch of the Omega’s hippocampus bull’s head watch, with its completely different case and dial design from other Omega watches, became one of the most recognizable chronographs in the watch industry. The source of the name ‘Bull’s Head’ is also very interesting. As the shape of the watch resembles ‘Bull’s Head’, collectors who love this design will use this word as the nickname of the watch. And this year, the Omega pioneering spirit and superior quality represented by this unique timepiece shine at the Rio Olympics.
The bull’s head watch was originally used by rallyers to measure lap times. Today, this new limited edition of the hippocampus “Rio 2016” (model: 5188.8.131.52.04.001) inherits the outstanding style of Omega classic timepieces, features precise professional timing functions, and makes the Olympic sports spirit more Wonderful interpretation.
At first glance, the watch can recognize the unique design style of the bull’s head watch. The blue leather strap follows the main color of the official emblem of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, and the strap is matched with yellow, green, red and black stitching, reminiscent of the classic Olympic five-ring logo.
White dial with red chronograph seconds hand in the center, 30-minute chronograph dial at 12 o’clock and date display window at 3 o’clock. In addition, the built-in 60-minute rotating inner bezel scale is also presented in five colors, echoing the meaning of solidarity, mutual assistance and integration and harmony represented by the five Olympic rings.
Unique operating experience, the crown and timing buttons are set at 12 o’clock on the top of the case. In addition, there is another crown at 6 o’clock for controlling the rotatable inner bezel. Water-resistant to 150 meters.
On the back of the polished and frosted stainless steel case, the screw-in caseback is embossed with the Rio 2016 Olympic badge and engraved with a unique limited number. Equipped with an Omega 3113 self-winding coaxial movement, equipped with a column wheel timing device, a three-layer coaxial escapement and an Omega cardless balance spring, it can provide a power reserve of 52 hours.
Summary: The design of the bull’s head watch is undoubtedly one of the most iconic watch designs in the history of Omega, and one of the rarest and most collectible watches in Omega. The original intention was for the rally driver to measure the lap speed, which also gave this watch precise movement time. The combination with the Olympics this time has added special significance, and the limited number of 316 pieces has increased its collectability. The price of this watch: 71,000 RMB.