The fluid-tight “compressor” or “super-compressor” technology was patented during the 1950s, by Ervin Piquerez SA, a famous watch case manufacturer from Bassecourt in the Swiss Jura. Cases equipped with this technology have given birth to iconic dive watches across many brands, including Jaeger-LeCoultre, Hamilton, Longines, or Bulova. The most famous “compressor” EPSA cases had a dual-crown style, one to wind the movement and set the time (and the date, if any), the other to operate the internal rotating bezel. This distinctive look remains highly popular with dive watch aficionados. Among the watches with such design is the Archimèdes by Milus, a modern take on one of the brand’s 1960s divers. The model is now presented in a cool green hue.
Named upon the ancient Greek mathematician, physicist and inventor, famous for his principle applying on a body immersed in a fluid, the Archimèdes by Milus story goes back to the 1960s, in particular, the model 666, water-resistant up to 666 feet. Presented in a 41mm case, the modern Archimèdes by Milus is now water-resistant to 1,000 feet or 300 metres, thanks to its screw-down crowns and caseback. To complete the dive specifications, the watch is also fitted with a Helium Relief Valve visible at 9 o’clock.
The new “Wild Green” Archimèdes
The latest version of the model, the Archimèdes by Milus Wild Green, offers everyday versatility and proper diving capacities, now with a colourful dial and bezel combination. Instead of the granulated gradient finish found on earlier editions, the new green dial is vertically brushed. To ensure optimal legibility in all conditions, the markings are painted with Super-LumiNova. These are paired with “broad arrow” hours and minutes hands, and completed by luminous lollipop seconds hand.
Inside the Archimèdes by Milus is the precise and reliable ETA 2892-A2 (here in top grade) with an indication of the hours, minutes, seconds and date. This self-winding 25.60mm calibre beats at 28,800 vibrations per hour and its power reserve is of 42 hours when fully wound.
The Archimèdes by Milus Wild Green is worn on a tropic-style black rubber strap. It is secured to the wrist by a steel pin buckle. The watch retails for CHF 1,919. On the occasion of the launch of this new version, Milus offers a special kit to 25 buyers, which includes a spare brown calf leather strap, two travel pouches (one in leather and one in Cordura), a laptop protection pouch and a customized SIGG bottle. This pack is associated with the promo code MILUSKIT that can be used for all dial versions of the Milus by Archimèdes on the brand’s e-shop.
For more information or to order online, please visit www.milus.com.
Technical specifications – Archimèdes by Milus
41mm diameter – stainless steel case, brushed and polished – domed sapphire crystal, with 1/R coating – bi-directional internal rotating bezel – helium escape valve – screw-down crowns and caseback – 300m water-resistant
Straight-brushed dark green dial
Painted indexes and hands with Super-LumiNova
ETA 2892-A2 (top grade) – automatic – 25.60mm x 3.60mm – 21 jewels – 28,800 vibrations/hour – 42h power reserve – hours, minutes, seconds, date
Tropic-style black rubber strap on stainless steel pin buckle