That having been said, the 3313 is a worthy successor of this model. While critics may come out of the woodwork to point out early versions’ mechanical flaws from the last decade (there are actually three versions of the 3313 – A, B and C), the 3313 is a robust, co-axial, vertical-coupling, column-wheel chronograph with a free-sprung balance. It’s often cited as being based on the Piguet 1185 (much like Audemar’s 2385, VC’s 1137 and Breguet’s 576 are) and while that’s kind-of true (it’s technically a Piguet 1285 ebauche unique to Omega) it is as decently finished and solid as any modern Omega offering.
And now, back to the blue racer-strap on the Rio 2016. Stitching mimics colors of the Olympic rings, and the perforated leather strap will allow the wrist to breathe – a must have when you’re at the warm, Olympic samba parties of Rio. Ah, to be young again.
Only 316 of the Omega Bullhead Rio 2016 Chronograph Limited Edition will be made. Pricing has yet to be announced but we’re guessing that it might slightly crack the five figure mark.
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