When Swiss Omega introduced the Ploprof 1200M back in 2009, I was actually happily surprised to see that they did such an amazing job. The resemblance with the original Omega Ploprof 600M 166.077 was amazing. On first sight, the new Omega Seamaster PloProf 1200M looked identical to the PloProf 600M version of almost 40 years earlier. On Fratellowatches we wrote about the PloProf watches several times, but never took the time to put the two models together and have a closer look.
In conclusion, following on using their first collaboration this year swiss Oris has once more partnered using the Australian Marine Conservation Society to issue a brand new special edition diver’s watch, area of the proceeds that will go for the protection and conservation from the Great Barrier Reef.
Exhibiting for the first time in Baselworld since its reinvention as an independent watch manufacturer, Porsche Design introduced the newest of its revamped watch collections, the 1919 Datetimer Eternity, a timepiece the brand says was inspired both by Bauhaus design and by the aesthetic codes of the legendary Porsche 356 swiss sports watch.
Baselworld 2016 officially begins tomorrow, but the press/media kick-off is today and so thus the new releases start flowing. I’m gonna start with look at the new revamped Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean Watches collection, specifically the new SMPO 43.5mm “Master Chronometer” in black and orange.