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.

Omega introduces its new Seamaster Bullhead Rio 2016

Omega has a long history of associations with events, organisations, and people of celebrity. In fact, one of its oldest associations is with the Olympic Games, for which it has been the official timekeeper since 1932. It’s an association that continues to date, and ahead of the Rio 2016 Summer Olympics, the Swiss watchmaker has released a new tribute watch, known as the Seamaster Bullhead ‘Rio 2016’.

The Seamaster Bullhead Rio 2016 (left) alongside its counterpart, the Speedmaster Mark II Rio 2016 (right).

The Seamaster Bullhead Rio 2016 (left) alongside its counterpart, the Speedmaster Mark II Rio 2016 (right).