The supercompressor case. Most recognisable through the use of double crowns at 2 and 4 o’clock, these are quintessentially 60’s/70’s in its design.
Produced by a single company, Ervin Piquerez EPSA, compressor cases used a new technology at the time where it used pressure to guarantee a watch’s water resistance. As you go deeper, the pressure gets higher, in theory, creating a tighter seal. Many brands from Jaeger-LeCoultre, Universal Geneve, Longines all made supercompressor watches.
Because of the iconic design and overall wearability, there is a real cult following for supercompressor watches as many brands used EPSA cases. As a result, you are able to find a whole variety of supercompressor watches with many different dial and hand designs.
This is Bulova’s take on the supercompressor. All brands while using the same EPSA case, inputted their own design in regards to the dial and the Bulova is one of the nicest. It has simple black glossy dial with Arabic numerals at 12,3,6 and 9 and luminous syringe hands. The Bulova script is simple and somehow this restraint in design really creates a deep black dial that draws you in. Oh, and they are fairly rare too.