The name makes me think of a bad guy in a James Bond film. I hear Sean Connery saying, “The game is over, Ploprof.” The name of course belongs to an icon of the 1970s – a dive watch created by Omega for the wrists of PLOngeurs PROFessionals, French for professional divers. To quote Omega’s press materials, it was “one of the most rugged, robust and seaworthy divers’ watches ever manufactured.” The newly reborn Ploprof 1200M maintains the original’s instantly-recognizable design while incorporating Omega’s Co-Axial technology. 1200M refers to 1200 meters or 4000 feet, the answer to “How deep can it go?”
In this image, an original Ploprof from the 1970s is on top, and the new model is below…
The crown sits behind a protective buffer. Time and date adjustments are made by unscrewing the crown to release the buffer. The hour hand can be adjusted independently for changing time zones, springing forward, and falling back. Turning the bezel requires that the owner depress the orange-anodized security pusher, located at 2 o’clock. This system locks the bezel in place during dives and prevents accidental movement of the bezel. The Ploprof has an automatic helium escape valve on the side of the case at 4.
Inside this fortress for the wrist you’ll find an automatic COSC-certified Omega Co-Axial caliber 8500 with 39 jewels and a 60 hour power reserve. The fortress itself measures 55mm in diameter and 17.5mm thick. A small family could move in. The sapphire crystal is 4.9mm thick. The Ploprof is affixed to the wrist by a metal mesh bracelet or a black or orange rubber strap. The bracelet features Omega’s double extension with diving safety clasp that allows 26mm of additional length for wearing over a wetsuit.
The Ploprof’s MSRP is $8000 on bracelet and $7800 on strap. Look for it to arrive at retailers in late June – early July.
You can click the images below to view and save huge, 4000-pixel-wide wallpaper quality Ploprof images, compliments of Omega and WatchTime.