We’re spending the last long weekend of summer underwater, and we invite you to jump in with us. All the way through Labor Day, we’ll be filling the site with the best, most hard-core HODINKEE dive watch stories from the past 10 years. This is one.
When it comes to the asymmetrical, Millennium Falcon-esque design of the waterproof replica Omega Ploprof, you can love it or hate it. But there’s absolutely no denying the fact that it’s truly a feat of horological engineering and represents one of the most intense function-forward product development efforts from a major manufacturer.
In this thoroughly researched exploration of the Ploprof, you’ll learn how Frederic Robert took the PloProf from a wacky idea to a wacky watch. The case is made from a single block of “Uranus steel,” but that’s just Swiss made replica Omega-speak for 904L stainless steel, which was used much later, around the year 2000, by Rolex. Speaking of best Rolex Submariner fake watches, the Ploprof was priced at double the Submariner.