Omega Unveils Ploprof 1/1 Watch for 2009 Only Watch Auction

Jun 26, 2009
Celebrated Swiss timepiece brands’ preparations for introducing their exclusive models at the Only Watch auction to be held in Monaco are in full swing.

The auction is aimed at obtaining funds for Monegasque Association against Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, an international organization, developing projects on debilitating genetic disorder that negatively influences male children.

Omega will be proud to unveil an especially elegant and spectacular rose gold interpretation of its renowned Ploprof - a dive watch, launched for the first time in 1970s. Jacques Cousteau’s favorite model, the Ploprof is distinguished by its oversized monocoque case and extremely secure rotating bezel, which functioning is governed by a security push button.

The Omega Seamaster Ploprof intended for Only Watch is completely rendered in 18-karat white gold. Similar to its counterpart manufactured from steel, it demonstrates brushed texture finished surfaces. A white rubber strap, embellished with vertical grooves and the Omega signature, match perfectly the white sapphire-overlaid graduated bezel and the exceptional dial, bearing a "1/1 Only Watch" commemorative mark.

The hands and hour indices of the exclusive timekeeping companion are also made of rose gold and demonstrate Superluminova coating, which ensures effortless legibility in any light conditions.

The Omega Seamaster Ploprof 1/1 intended for Only Watch accommodates the in-house manufactured Omega 8501 caliber.

This movement incorporates the acclaimed Co-Axial escapement and reveals a freely sprung balance wheel with the unconventional beat frequency of 25,200 vibrations per hour. It also features a power reserve of 60 hours.

To specify its manufacture status, Omega has provided the 8500 caliber with a special Cotes de Geneve en Arabesques decorative pattern and received its precision performance certificate from the Controle Officiel Suisse des Chronometres (COSC). As a result of 15-day tests in different positions and temperatures, each caliber has been assigned the official title of "Chronometer".

The Omega 1/1 Seamaster Ploprof timepiece performed in rose gold will be put up for auction without a reserve on September 24, 2009 under the auspices of HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco.

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