Archimèdes by Milus is the modern successor of the Super compressor of the Seventies with its dramatic proportions, as well as the 666, the original model created a decade earlier.
In the mid-to-late 50s, Swiss case manufacturer Ervin Piquerez S.A. (EPSA) filed patents and began manufacturing their latest and greates catalog component, the Super Compressor case, for different brands.
The Supper Compressor case played an important role in the history of dive watches. Its innovative design utilizes as unique “ compressor” system whereby the case becomes more watertight as the watch descends deeper.
As atmospheric pressure increases, the caseback is compressed on the gaskets creating a tighter seal. This was a major selling point back in the 1970’s and Super Compressor watches stand tall as some of the most coveted dive watches today.
Below the surface
The Archimèdes by Milus collection is designed to operate in all conditions. Because adventure is not only a series of achievements but also an experience of time, a quest, an opening towards the elsewhere, towards the unknown.
THE MODERN SUCCESSOR
Outlining a new territory in vintage style, the Archimèdes by Milus is designed for modern explorers. With a mix of finishes, alternating brushed surfaces and polished accents topped by a highly domed sapphire crystal that reinforces the vintage appeal.
The development focused on a 41mm brushed casing equipped with a discreet helium escape valve in the caseband at 9 o’clock
The dial, three hour digits at the cardinal points, 3 o'clock date window and famous "Broad Arrow" hands coated in Super-LumiNova combine seamlessly to bolster readability.
MORE THAN A DIVER
The signature dual crown design of the Archimèdes by Milus is equipped with a bi-directional inner rotating bezel, with its 60-minute diving scale. All markings are executed in natural Super-LumiNova® for accurate timekeeping in all conditions.
Engineered to complement your audacious lifestyle the Archimèdes by Milus is powered by the reliable ETA 2892-A2 (top grade) movement protected in a 316L steel case, resistant up to 30 ATM or 300 metres.
Created in 2001 the GPHG (Grand Prix d'Horlogerie de Genève) is the biggest competition in the world of international watchmaking often referred as the watch industry “Oscars”.
The main purpose of the GPHG is to highlight and reward yearly the most remarkable contemporary creations and promote the watchmaking art worldwide. The nominated timepieces, limited to six in each category, are chosen from hundreds of submissions from across the worldwide watch industry.