Watch-spotting: Cadillac ‘V’ Week

“Listen, one of our chief engineers is in town, and he’s wearing an Omega that his father first purchased back in the 60s. You’ve got to see it!” It’s a lovely thing to have colleagues in other industries who know what tickles your fancy. The sentence in quotes is the meaty end of a call we received from General Motors Middle East’s product communications manager. It was all we needed to fire back “We’ll be there!”

We spent time with an incredible Omega and drove the magnificent ATS-V (right) and CTS-V (left) at 'V' week.

We spent time with an incredible Omega and drove the magnificent ATS-V (right) and CTS-V (left) at ‘V’ week.

Review: Omega Seamaster Bullhead Rio 2016

The Seamaster Bullhead Rio 2016 that you see here is part of Omega’s long running Olympics collection. We first heard whispers about it after Baselworld 2015, and Omega officially announced it a couple of months after the world’s largest watch show. This watch, reference 522.12.43.50.04.001, is limited to just 316 pieces, and we recently had the opportunity to spend some quality time with it.

The Bullhead rides again, this time as part of Omega's Olympic collection.

The Bullhead rides again, this time as part of Omega’s Olympic collection.

Gallery: The most expensive watch-winder in the world?

Fabled Swiss custom automobile specialist Rinspeed led by automotive extraordinaire Frank M. Rinderknecht showed off the XchangeE driver-less concept car earlier this year. A driver-less car is a unique proposition in its own regard, however our interest in this project stems from Carl F. Bucherer’s involvement. ‘Why?’ we hear you ask. Quite simply because this is possibly the only watch-winder in the world with four wheels and a motor that actually has a horsepower rating.

Rinspeed's driver-less concept car is incredibly digital but it's also got a watch winder for your automatic watch.

Rinspeed’s driver-less concept car is incredibly digital but it’s also got a watch winder for your automatic watch.