1974 Sicura Bullhead Chronograph, manual winding movement cal. Valjoux 7734, 42.8 X 43mm. case.
The word bullhead is the term used for chronograph watches that have their crown and chronograph pushers on top of the case (in some cases the crown is at the bottom of the case) rather than on the side – hence resembling the look of the head of a bull with its horns. These cases are usually larger and thicker than the average chronographs. Most of the time their cases are not even-shaped, meaning that the top of it where the pushers and the crown is located is wider and thicker and the bottom of the case is thinner. This way the dial is tilted towards 6 o’clock. This allows the wearer to check the time on the watch much more easily hence the oddity of the case. They are particularly special for no reason other than in most cases they were produced in relatively small numbers.
Sicura was a company owned by Ernest Schneider, specializing in big sport watches of innovative design in the 60s – 70s. Sicura was able to purchase Breitling when it went into receivership in 1979 and remains the current owner.