When you see two crowns and an internal diving bezel, your watch enthusiast brain thinks: “Super Compressor”. It’s a Pavlov effect and, though very understandable, it’s not entirely correct. It’s not about the number of crows and the bezel, you see, it’s actually all about the case construction. We’ll dive deeper into the subject while having a look at the limited edition Milus Archimèdes Orange Coral Diver – A True Super Compressor Or A Compressor-style watch?
A Super Compressor (SC) is any watch that has twin crowns and an internal rotating diving bezel, right? If only it were that simple. The SC denomination says something about the case construction of a watch and not really any other element. You may be thinking — if it sounds like a duck and it walks like a duck, it’s probably a duck. Typically it’s a safe way of thinking, but one which simply doesn’t apply when it comes to modern-day compressor-type watches. But before getting into what retro-style SC watches are all about, let’s first clarify the reasons behind the name that these specific watches are given.