The bar is set and the games are on as the world eyes the counter ticking down to the opening volley of the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. Assiduously keeping time is Omega, the official watch partner of the Olympic Games, with a limited-edition Rio collection of haute horlogerie pieces that celebrate heritage, spirit and sporting excellence with zeal.
Mirroring the fervor surrounding the Rio Games, the Seamaster Bullhead is the first of the collection that steps up to the plate as a precision mechanism representing the unity and harmony in sportsmanship. Dressed in the colours of the Olympic rings in yellow, green, red and black stitching along a distinct perforated leather bracelet, the strap too is inspired by the colour theme of the Games, hued in the blue of the official Rio 2016 logo. The emblematic shades appear upon the timepiece's rotating inner bezel as well, alternating along the indexes much like how the Olympic rings intersect between colours.
A unique tribute to the long-standing discipline of competitive swimming, the Seamaster Bullhead is able to trace its roots back to 1969 where it was originally used by rally divers timing their laps. Keeping with this spirit, the watch evokes the iconic 'bullhead' shaped case, framing a dial boasting a chronograph seconds hand and a 30-minute counter at 12 o'clock. Powered by Omega's exclusive co-axial calibre 3113, the Bullhead Rio is built for endurance and strength, and much like the elite athletes participating, proudly carries the Rio 2016 Olympic Games logo on its caseback — the winning standard worn by those who strive passionately.
The 316-piece limited edition Seamaster Bullhead Rio 2016 is available at the Omega boutique at Ion Orchard.