Omega Bullhead*** 146.011 Tropical*** 1969
OMEGA Seamaster ‘BULLHEAD’ Chronograph TROPICAL DIAL ST146.011-69
Serial # 29147XXX
Circa: 1969

DESCRIPTION: Very good condition with natural wear, unusual asymmetric vintage ‘bullhead’ round chronograph with date and bi-directional 60-min inner bezel
MOVEMENT: Caliber 930, Hand-wound mechanical. Hours, minutes, seconds, chronograph and date, 17 jewels
Movement overhauled by Omega 12.2013, 2 year warranty noted on invoice

DIAL: Aged ‘Tropical’ Rally style golden brown dial with square luminous indexes, outer 5 minute and 1/5 second timing scale, ‘tropical’ aged chocolate seconds counter at 6 o’clock and multi-color chrono counter at 12 o’clock. Orange chronograph seconds hand. Date at 3 o’clock.
Vintage patina luminous indexes have naturally aged and slightly peeling

CASE: 41.5mm asymmetrical, stainless steel, crown at 12 o’clock with chronograph pushers at the top and crown for rotating inner bezel at the bottom, Glass in acrylic

STRAP: Black perforated leather strap with original Omega steel buckle


NOTES: In 1969, Omega introduced one of their most remarkable watches in terms of design: the Seamaster ST146.011. Although the Omega already had a few watches with extraordinary design, this Seamaster would prove to be an excellent example of what was to come - oversized cases, unusual shapes and wild colors. This chronograph case shape became known as 'Bullhead', due to the placement of the pushers at 12 - resembling the horns on a bull's head. This so-called ‘Bullhead’ style was originally developed for racecar drivers, who wanted easier activation of the chronograph and minimal pusher interference.
The ‘Bullhead’ has since become a vintage cult item, its rarity making it even more desirable. This unique piece features a ‘tropical’ aged dial, especially seen on the rich chocolate colored seconds counter, which became faded naturally over time.