Omega is one of the biggest names in the world of watchmaking. From James Bond to air and sea themed models, from celebratory models, dedicated to great world figures to collaborations with some of the world’s biggest brands, Omaga has done it all.
In its amazing and extremely diverse offer one thing appears the same regardless of model or the time it was designed and that is the quality and durability of all Omega watches.
When it comes to quality and durability the Omega Seamaster Ploprof 1200 M is no exception. It’s rugged exterior and the incredibly complex mechanism which powers it create a perfect symbiosis, one which delivers a beautiful and reliable time piece, a timepiece which can be considered a good investment as its price is bound to rise in future years.
The Ploprof has an automatic movement which makes your watch effective and very reliable on top of its precision and aspect. The case is made from steel with an impressive diameter of 55 by 48 mm. The large size of the watch is a detail which might scare off some potential customers, however, the interesting design features and unusual shape make it a well-balanced time piece which looks good on any wrist regardless of its size, be it very small or large.
The watch, as the series would suggest, performs very well in wet conditions and is waterproofed up to 120 bar or 1200 meters. The bezel is also made from high-quality steel giving this watch the durable rugged aspect which Omega has gotten us used to.
The sapphire glass has a special scratchproof coating which makes the watch virtually indestructible as well as easy to read in any weather conditions thanks to the glare proofing. The dial is black, contrasting the cold grey of the steel and creating a well-balanced look which can basically go with just about any color combination. The watch is made for casual wear and due to its size and pedigree is designed to shine in a water based environment.
The bracelet is made from orange rubber while the watch can be safely attached to your wrist thanks to a classic fold clasp made from the same steel the bezel and case are made from.
The Ploprof is a new addition to the diving heritage of Omega, employing the latest technology in order to provide professional divers and watch connoisseurs with an amazing timepiece which performs as good as it looks.
Cristophe Claret is one of the hottest names in the current watchmaking industry. The Swiss watchmaker and designer has revolutionized a field which was considered by many to be quite rigid in terms of its products and has basically created a new trend which focuses on creating interactive watches that give their owners more than just a time piece.
The casino theme of the latest Cristophe Claret collection is definitely noticeable in the design of the watches, however, the elegant and discrete functions as well as the beautiful overall shape transforms them into instant classics which are bound to become quite an investment opportunity thanks to the limited numbers of the collection.
The Cristophe Claret BalckJack model is one of the best of the casino themed collection and when you catch a glimpse of it is no surprise. Besides incorporating numerous functions and clever design features this beautiful watch includes three casino game classics; blackjack, roulette and dice. This makes the watch an extremely versatile accessory which you can easily wear with formal outfits to just about any occasion, regardless of its theme. The casino theme also gives this watch a relaxed vibe which, along with the design makes it perfect for more casual outfits as well, just as long as you include a jacket or a shirt in there.
The BlackJack model has a mechanical movement with a self-winding mechanism which allows you to basically just wear your watch without having to worry too much about winding it. The movement’s dimensions are 38 .6 mm in diameter with 9.34 mm in thickness. The watch has 501 components with 40 jewels as well as double barrels. The power reserve of this Cristophe Claret model is somewhere around 72 hours, sufficient independence to not make winding your watch a hassle. The escapement is a 4 Hz Swiss lever type.
The watch also has 3 major functions; the hours and minutes one, the blackjack, dice and roulette games and the cathedral gong.
The case has a diameter of 45 mm with a thickness of 15.92 mm, making it a balanced watch, ideal for just about any size of writs, from large ones to small and medium ones. It has a water resistance that can go up to 3 ATM or 30 meters.
The case is made from red gold and PVD-treated grade 5 titanium while the dial is also PVD treated. The production of the watch is limited to 21 pieces.
IWC Ingenieur Chronograph Racer was created in 2013 when the IWC Schaffhausen partnered with Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team. Both companies brought their own designers and engineers to create something that would break the standards for precision and performance at the time. This is how IWC Ingenieur Chronograph Racer was created with a stainless steel case and with the Formula One engraving. The timepiece was a great success and it was considered to be one of the best watches of the year. Its design, a very rough and masculine one, was paired with the most efficient type of movement the 8936` caliber which helps create a unique watch. The watch features a tachymeter scale where you can calculate the average speed for up to 1 km. Other features include the interesting flyback function that allows the wearer to reset the stopwatch to zero and then restart timing. This was created to suggest that the watch is a great tool for racers as it can record pit stop time extremely easy.
Design wise the watch is combined with a black rubber strap that has a black alligator leather inlay for a very comfortable feel. It features a mechanical chronograph movement with 38 jewels and an incredible 68 hour power reserve when it is fully wound.
The watch is available with a slate colored dial and black totalizers or on a silver dial with silver totalizers and blue hands. Whatever model you prefer, you will certainly love the color scheme that has been chosen for its design as both of them are very masculine and quite contemporary chic. Both types of dials also have elements that suggest the combined efforts of the companies, for example the red 60 was inspired by the digital display of the Mercedes Petronas steering wheel on the team racing car.
Both models feature a date display with a crown activated rapid advance along with stopwatch functions with hours, minutes and small hacking seconds. The sapphire glass is flat and has been coated with anti-reflective substances on both sides. When it comes to its diameter, the watch case has a measure that will perfectly adjust to smaller and bigger wrists, with a 45 mm case it is a great addition to your watch collection. The water resistance of the IWC Ingenieur Chronograph Racer is about 12 bar which allows you to go for a swim while wearing it in safety but definitely avoid diving with it.
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