VETTA ESCAFANDRA 42MM 1962 TROPICAL BROWN STAINLESS STEEL AUTO SUPER-COMPRESSORVetta
For auction is a 1962 Vetta Escafandra 42mm EPSA super-compressor tropical brown dial AS 1700 automatic. Super Compressors were a category of diving watch, invented by case manufacturer Ervin Piquerez SA (EPSA). They featured a screw back with a tension spring that would tighten the back as the watch experienced greater pressure underwater. Many Super Compressors also featured a design with two crowns, where the top is used to adjust an internal diver bezel. This design was the first time that the dive watch had been redesigned since the external dive bezel came out in 1954. Long tapering lugs and a 42mm size coupled with the tropical brown dial make for one of the more desirable super-compressors out there.
Ref #: 250-102
Diameter: 42 mm w/out crown, 46 mm w/crown, 51 mm lug to lug
Lug Width: 22 mm at the lugs tapering to 18 mm (will take a 22 mm strap)
Height: 14 mm
Power-reserve: 38 hours
Water Resistance: 200 meters
Gram Weight: 70 grams
Movement: AS 1700/01 automatic 21 jewels
Case: Unpolished STAINLESS STEEL 42mm case with long tapering lugs and a massive screw back that was designed to get tighter under pressure. Caseback has a brevet number and logo of a marlin logo (Escafandra). Original cross-hatched crowns. The top crown rotates the internal bezel, which is in great shape in shiny black with silvered markers
Dial: MATTE BLACK turned TROPICAL BROWN with applied Escafandra logo at 6 o'clock, spade hour and thin tapered sword minute hand, applied Vetta Escafandra logo at 12 o'clock, deeply patina'd baton and arabic dial markers
Condition: 80% (8.0 of 10): never polished clean case with super tropical dial working perfectly
Box/Papers: Watch only
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