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 Clebar is one of my favourite supercompressors with perhaps the best dial design out there. With elongated hour lume markers and long minute markers, these really draws your eyes to the dial. With no date function, it maintains a nice symmetry and not to mention, this one is unique with a stunning dark tropical dial.