It feels like quite a long time since we first saw the Omega Seamaster Bullhead at BaselWorld this past spring. Now officially announced, this quirky new chronograph was inspired by the 1969 Seamaster Driver (aka the Bullhead) and sports only a few changes when compared to that original, and very rare, Omega chronograph.
The Seamaster Bullhead boasts an asymmetrical case that is somewhat wedge-shaped in profile. With the case measuring 43mm across, the chronograph controls are mounted at the top of the case (hence "bullhead") on either side of the main time-setting crown. At the bottom of the case, below six o'clock, is a crown that controls the internal reflector bezel. The pushers are now flat and wide, one of the few changes from the 1969 model that featured thin, rounded chronograph controls. Rendered in steel with brushed finishing and polished bevelled edges, the Seasmaster Bullhead exhibits every ounce of quality that we've come to expect from Omega.
While the original model was powered by Omega's manually-wound calibre 930, the modern Bullhead gets an appropriately up-to-date engine. Featuring the automatic and column wheel-equipped Co-Axial calibre 3113, the Bullhead has a power reserve of 54 hours and offers a date display at three. Water resistance is 150 meters and the sapphire crystal is finished with a dual sided anti-reflective treatment.