Whether you’re an extreme diver or not, there’s something just plain interesting about a watch that can make it to the bottom of the ocean and come back to tell the tale, and the luxury fake OMEGA Seamaster Ploprof 1200m Co‑Axial Master Chronometer Titanium is just that. Known as the Ploprof for short, the ultra extreme diver has a measured water resistance up to 1200M, or about 4000ft, and today rests as the brand’s most water resistant, in-production diver, being beaten out only by special projects like the Seamaster Planet Ocean Ultra Deep.
The overall design of the watch derives from a 1970s original known as the Seamaster 600, which soon after came to be now as the waterproof copy Omega Seamaster Ploprof, short for “Plongeur Professionnel” or professional diver when translated from French. Yet where that vintage design fell short in its overall heavy weight on the wrist and as a result limited functionality for an already niche consumer, the refreshed 2015 launch of the watch brought with it a lightweight, highly wearable titanium shell and as a result massively expanding intrigue in the professionally-focused design
Looking at the watch, there is a lot to like in its massive construction. Measuring 55mm wide and 48mm tall, and shaped from a single block of titanium, the cheap copy Omega watch is instantly recognizable with its overall geometric looks. It’s case is functionally driven, featuring a left side crown and guard, huge uni-directional bezel, and corresponding right side anodized metal bezel lock button holding the element in place, while an automatic helium escape valve sits at the bottom of the column. Every detail is professionally focused for the toughest of underwater challenges, even down to its polished grade 2 titanium “sharkproof” mesh bracelet, further adding to the diver’s distinct sense of adventure.
On the dial, functionality once again reigns, the layout being relatively straightforward, and with the focus clearly on legibility over all else. Bright lume-filled hour markers line the edges of the surface, while a large vintage-inspired handset passes over the slightly textured grey look to indicate each passing moment. OMEGA kept the design clean and simple, avoiding any extraneous complication like a date window or chronograph, and in effect keeping the wearer focused on the here and now, which if you’re a diver hundreds of feet below is all that really matters.
The latest edition of the best quality fake Omega Ploprof was unveiled in 2015, and came as a follow-up to the modern re-launch of the design in 2007, itself based upon the 1970s Seamaster 600 Ploprof watch, a watch which has become a cult-favorite vintage diver since its retirement in 1979. The 2015 edition is, from a specs position, the most technically sound derivative of the design yet, complete with a solid, yet lightweight grade-5 titanium case, a durable brushed finishing, highly legible dial, and a master chronometer movement. The movement itself, showcased via a sapphire exhibition case back, is OMEGA’s Co-Axial Master Chronometer Caliber 8912, upgrading the 8500 family of calibers used in the 2007 edition with incredible anti-magnetism, and a METAS-certified master chronometer rating.