Everyone’s got a weakness. Mine is a double-crowned watch case. I’m not sure when it started. I’m not even sure which model turned me on to the compressor in the first place. All I know is that my legs go all wobbly whenever I see one in person — even better on my wrist.
From a proportional perspective, I would have regretted not getting the chance to see it in the metal. Archimèdes reminds me of the Jaeger-LeCoultre Polaris, which is about the highest praise I’ve dished out so far this year. But my assessment of the Archimèdes was not without its uncertainties, pitfalls, or backtracks. Simply put, though, this is a watch that deserves our attention. And if you’re looking for a compressor-style case in this price bracket, it is definitely worth checking out.