Seamaster "Ploprof 1200M"

The second surprise from Omega at Base. The Ploprof 1200M. Not a very sexy name but the reborn replica is a very attractive watch indeed. The 70's DNA is unmistakable although I would go with anything except that "Milanese" bracelet that apart from not being very becoming it looks more lake a great way to shave your wrist. Hairy dudes be careful!

Unlike the mythical Ploprof from the begging of the 70's this one has doubled its performance from 600 meters to 1,200 meters. Useful? Not really, but what the hell! Why not? Even if wristwatches are not as important for diving today, because they have been replaced by Suntoo or Aladdin diving computers. The Ploprof 1200M is truly a "real" no bullshit diver. Everything is where it should be. Straight to the point with no time wasted on secondary gimmicks.

Unfortunately there is a "but". The price. At around 5,000 Euros (about 6,500 dollars) it is a bit steep for a simple diver that does nothing but go deep. For much less you get you hands on SINN's U2 and that will do the same (actually a little more...) for almost a third of the money. Granted, it is not as sexy as this re-issued vintage yet right now the SINN U2 is still the top in the diver range.

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3 comments:

Velociphile said...

Good to have you back D. Hmmm, I am always ambivalent about these kind of re-issues. On the one hand it means a 'classic' is available to new buyers. On the other, does this mean we've used up all the ideas? €5000? Hmmm, too much methinks.

V

Aubrey T. said...

I work in the Omega flagship boutique in Beverly Hills on Rodeo Drive. We have just received 3 of these watches, with mesh metal bracelet or orange and black rubber straps. I can ship them to any address in the United States. Please call Aubrey T. at (310) 860-9990 or email Aubrey T. at omegarodeo@swatchgrou.com for detail about the watch. The watch is even more beautiful in reality than on the picture. It is not only for divers, but just anyone who likes cool and professional watches.

JoeWalker said...

The mesh bracelet as always is fantastic. I recognize that all the history behind the watch, but the price is a tough one considering other watches that fall into this price range.