Exclusive Timepieces, Sessions I, II, III 23 –⁠ 24 April 2022 | Monaco

Auction Details

A wide and extremely attractive selection of collectible timepieces from leading collectors, such as Goldberger with the third part of the famous “Rolex Connoisseur Collection”. Also offered: an assortment of the most sought-after contemporary watches such as the platinum Patek Philippe Nautilus, some very rare examples of the Royal Oak, a single owner’s collection of extraordinary Stella dials Rolex DayDates.

Session I
Saturday 23 April at 2:30 p.m. – lots 1 to 103
Session II
Sunday 24 April at 10:30 a.m. – lots 104 to 181
Session III
Sunday 24 April at 2:30 p.m. – lots 182 to 273

107 Omega Impressive and Historically Important, Seamaster “Ploprof”, Professional Divers Wristwatch in Steel, Reference ST166.077

Estimate: € 8,000 –⁠ 16,000

Sold € 11,700

Lot Description

Model: Ploprof
Reference: ST166.077
Case Material: Stainless Steel
Bracelet Material: Stainless Steel
Year: 1970’s
Movement: Manual
Caliber: 1002
Dimensions: 55 mm
Signed: Dial, movement and case

The Ploprof, whose name derives from an idea of the French-speaking team which developed the watch based on the words PLOngeur PROFessionnel, which means Professional Diver, represent the very first waterproof model specifically ideated and built for professional divers. It has been presented to the world in 1970 only after 4 years of intense tests firs at 600 m of depth and later at 1000 m in the Golf du Lion off the coast of Marseilles. Massive and unique in its design, this Ploprof prototype is a rare opportunity that will surely appeal to collectors of exceptional tool watches. Coming in at a beefy 55 mm diameter case in stainless steel, the watch was engineered to withstand the crushing pressures of deep diving. The present watch is also fitted with the sought-after mesh bracelet and presented in a stunning condition. It features a dark dial with bidirectional revolving black bezel calibrated to 60 units, luminous baton hour marks and signed “Omega”, “Automatic”, “Seamaster”, “600 m/2000 ft”, “Professional”, “Swiss Made”. This watch has hours, minutes and second luminous hands with date indicators at 3 o’clock and the winding crown is completely original. Unique for its history and the unusual design, the present lot is a very notable piece of collection for real watches lovers and connoisseurs.