The Omega Ploprof Co-Axial Master Chronometer

31 Dec 2015 - SLT

Poseidon's choice of wrist watch

SE_Ploprof_ambiance_rubber_03_227. (2)The Omega Ploprof has long cemented its place as Omega’s most water-resistant divers’ watch, surviving and performing under the crushing pressures of the ocean since 1970. In fact, even the famous ocean explorer Jacques Cousteau experimented on the Omega Ploprof, using it to test man’s physical and psychological capacities underwater. In 2009, the Ploprof was reintroduced with a modern update, submergible to a depth of 1200 metres and featuring the revolutionary Omega Co-Axial movement. This year, the unique model is back as the “Ploprof Omega Co-Axial Master Chronometer”, with four dramatic editions that add even more new technology and aesthetic allure. In all models, the case is built from titanium (around 40% lighter than stainless steel and more resistant to corrosion). The polished mesh bracelet is titanium too, and comes with a reassuring “Sharkproof” title. Rubber versions of the straps can also be added in corresponding colours. On the bezel of each model, Super LumiNova has been added to illuminate the watch in dark conditions.

In the first unique Ploprof model of 2015, the case is combined with 18K Sedna gold on the bezel, crown and security pusher, as well as the hands and indexes. A polished blue bezel has been added with Omega Ceragold numerals, and the piece is completed by a captivating blue lacquered dial, recalling the rich depths of the sea. The second version instantly stands out for its polished electric blue ceramic bezel ring and lacquered white dial which complements the orange aluminium and varnished blue hands. – A third model continues the theme of titanium by using it on the dial, and includes a grey silicon nitride bezel ring with orange aluminium and varnished white hands completing the look. Finally, a darker model of the Ploprof features a lacquered black dial, polished black ceramic bezel ring and the same orange aluminium and varnished white hands as the previous model. While retaining the original sturdy and bold appearance, these new editions have also been updated with OMEGA’s Co-Axial Master Chronometer Calibre 8912. In addition to the regular chronometer certification from COSC, each watch and its movement has passed 8 intensive tests that have been approved by the Swiss Federal Institute of Metrology (METAS). With Master Chronometer certification, the Ploprof proudly reaches a new industry standard for anti-magnetic resistance, chronometric performance and precision.