Omega launched a range of new and 'homage' models at Baselworld, Switzerland's premier watch event, held in early April 2009.
While a bevy of American astronauts stole the limelight at the Omega launch of two limited edition Speedmasters, one model that did not fall under the radar was the reintroduced 1970's icon and quintessence of 1970s brutalism - the Ploprof.
The new Omega Co-Axial Ploprof 1200M bears a strong physical resemblance to its famous ancestor and it carries on the traditions of robust reliability and water resistance which have always defined OMEGA’s divers’ watches. But there are some improvements under the bonnet, which include a member of the first family of in-house manufactured movements since the 1000 movements series, the Omega Co-axial calibre 8500.
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Click here for a review by Watchtime of the Ploprof