Omega Unveils Seamaster Ploprof 1200M

Apr 29, 2009
In 2009, Omega is proud to unveil an updated version of its legendary diving watch characterized by an instantly recognizable look and cutting-edge technology. The initial Proplof – the Seamaster 600 – was introduced in 1970, created as the most reliable timepiece for professional divers.

The new Omega Ploprof 1200M is powered by a Co-Axial calibre 8500 and boasts outstanding water-resistance - down to 1200 meters.

The case of the Omega Ploprof watch is immediately distinguished by a screwed-in crown found at 9 o’clock under a protective buffer. The position of the crown provides extreme comfort of wearing as it does not prevent free movement of the wrist and the crown is well-protected from any accidental action.

To adjust the time and date, the watch wearer has to unscrew the crown to release the protective buffer and then pull the crown to the necessary position. The co-axial escapement movement allows separate adjustment of the hour hand to accommodate different time zones.

At 2 o’clock, you will notice the Ploprof’s signature bezel-release safety pusher featuring an anodised aluminium ring in orange. When the watch’s wearer presses the pusher, the bezel can be rotated in any direction and then locked firmly to guarantee that it won’t be accidentally shifted during diving.

At 4 o’clock, there is positioned an automatic helium escape valve. Helium atoms escape during decompression, so the helium escape valve is really useful for professional divers operating from diving bells.

The brushed stainless steel case of the Seamaster Ploprof 1200M demonstrates polished bevels.


The polished, lacquered black dial of the new Ploprof watch shows off an applied polished name and logo of the brand. The polished indexes are provided with white Super-LumiNova coating, the same as the varnished hour and seconds hands. The dial of the timepiece
is shielded by a flat scratch-resistant sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment on both sides.

The oversized minute hand, vital for divers, is produced from orange aluminium and is also coated with white Super-LumiNova. The date window is found at 4:30.

The two-piece case back of the Omega watch, reviewed by watches.infoniac.com, is worth special mention. The centre piece of the case back demonstrates a waved background featuring a polished Omega logo, the word “Seamaster” and the signature Seahorse on a matt surface. The centre piece is held in place with help of an outer screw-in ring featuring black-chromed engraving of the following: 1200m/4000ft, Ploprof, Omega 8500 Co-Axial Escapement.

The Omega Seamaster Ploprof 1200M is presented on a brushed mesh "Sharkproof" bracelet or on a rubber strap in black or orange. The bracelet, provided with the double-extension system, is equipped with the brand’s new diving safety clasp, with pinned links that guarantee precise adjustments to 18 positions. The bracelet also has an extra divers’ extension to 26 mm, so the watch owner can comfortably wear it over a diving suit.

The new Omega watch is housed in a black zippered presentation box produced from neoprene, the material known to be used in divers’ wetsuits.


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