Everyone’s favorite huge watch, the Omega Ploprof just got a deep blue upgrade for its 75th anniversary.
The Ploprof has long been the fabled undersea beast in Omega’s diver lineup. Originally colored orange and steel, the new model comes in dark blue to signify its 1,200 meter depth rating.
The Ploprof, which stands for “plongeur professionnel” or professional diver in French, was first introduced in 1970 and quickly became a favorite among professional divers for its durability and functionality. The new Ploprof retains the original’s signature features, including the distinctive shape of the case and the orange button for the bezel lock.
Omega’s attention to detail is evident in the new Ploprof’s design, which includes a polished and brushed finish on the case, as well as a black dial with luminous hands and markers for improved visibility in low-light conditions. The watch is powered by Omega’s Co-Axial Master Chronometer Calibre 8912 movement, which is certified by the Swiss Federal Institute of Metrology (METAS) for its precision and accuracy.
The watch features a massive crown, helium escape valve, and Ploprof’s famous bezel lock that looks more like a grenade pin.
The Ploprof has a 55mm case diameter and comes with a single, monoblock case without screwdown back. This means the whole thing is one huge hunk of steel.
Now for the bad news: this beast of a watch will set you back a hefty $14,000. It’s shipping now so you might as well get on your scuba gear and head down to the boutique before it sinks to the bottom forever.