I last visited the Omega Seamaster Ploprof 1200M watch with a hands-on review here back in 2012. While I was not historically a Ploprof fanatic (like some people) I was open minded about the quirky looking tool-style dive watch. After wearing the Ploprof 1200M for a while, I ended up really liking it, and the new 2015 Omega Seamaster Ploprof 1200M Co-Axial Master Chronometer is appreciably more desirable. If you own one of the outgoing generation Seamaster Ploprof 1200M watch, should you get one of these new Co-Axial Chronometer versions? That is a good question. On the one hand, they both look visually very similar with the same size case and very similar dials. With that said, the 2015 Omega Seamaster Ploprof 1200M Co-Axial Master Chronometer has some very enticing upgrades - so owners of the modern models might have a difficult choice.
The emotive potential of objects is enormous. The Round Table of King Arthur featured on the original model from Roger Dubuis was an imitation of the ceremonial table that hangs on the wall of Winchester Castle. That table, and others just like it, were used to great effect during the reign of Edward III. When the Hundred Years' War with France began (1337), Edward needed to rally his countrymen behind the cause. Leaning heavily on his royal connection to the Arthurian legend, Edward reputedly commissioned several round tables, around which he held assemblies with his most trusted knights. He even went as far as to bring Camelot to life when he ordered the total remodeling of Windsor Castle. With this cultural iconography reminding his knights and people that they were the subjects of greatness, he hauled his country into a war it would eventually win.