Great news for replica Omega fans: The New Omega Seamaster Bullhead Rio 2020 Edition
2020 is quite a special year for Omega. Let’s meet the new Omega Seamaster Bullhead “Rio 2020” Edition. As official timekeeper of the Olympics – both summer and winter – Omega has a long history of creating commemorative best replica watches to mark each set of Games.
The 2020 Olympics are a year away which can only mean one thing: it’s time for the unveiling of the latest limited edition from the games’ official timekeeper. As a matter of fact, the exclusive relationship dates all the way back to the 1930s when Omega innovated watches that were actually used by officials to time events (check out this extremely interesting article if you will like to know more.)
Dating back to 1969 the Seamaster Bullhead was originally innovated for rally drivers who desired something that was hard wearing and easy to read to time their laps, nevertheless it sort of fell into obscurity after that until Omega revived it in 2013 (much to the joy of hardcore Omega fans everywhere). After all, you can’t expect decades of consistent hits now can you? Fortunately the offering for the 2020 Rio Olympics is right on point. Presented in Omega’s somewhat iconic bullhead case, the Seamaster Bullhead is instantly recognizable on the wrist thanks to its aggressive yet distinctive style.
Funnily enough though, the watch wasn’t actually called the Bullhead back then. In comparison to my other watches, it is light and sits flatly around the wrist which makes me extremely comfortable to put on.
Enough about history though, let’s jump back into the present day and take a closer look at the Rio 2020 edition of the Seamaster Bullhead. Unfortunately we will just have to take their word for it at this point but stay tuned for what I’m sure will be a flood of videos early next year when the concept is shown to the public for the first time at Olympics.
As a matter of fact, it’s not immediately clear that this piece is a homage to the games until you turn it over and see the Rio 2020 logo stamped on the case-back.
Turn the Seamaster Bullhead back over though and take a second look and you will soon notice that buy replica omega has indeed expertly weaved in many references to the Olympic games, starting with that bright blue leather strap which links directly to the Rio 2020 Olympic Games logo, and features subtle stitching along each side, coloured yellow, green, red and black.
Hopefully by then they may have made some subtle design tweaks too but I guess there are only so many things one can focus on at one time. This color palette is continued on the 60-minutes rotating inner-bezel, which contrasts nicely against the white of the dial whilst concurrently providing an understated tie-in to the Olympic rings. Inside the Seamaster Bullhead is Omega’s ultra-durable Co-Axial calibre 3113, although unfortunately you can’t see any of the moving parts due to the aforementioned solid case-back.