Milus Archimedes 666 dive watch, ref. 30.105, circa the 1960s.
Case: Three-body, screw-down case back. Black, bi-directional rotating bezel for dive time. Water-resistant.
Dial: Black with luminous Arabic numerals, date aperture at 3. “Lollipop” center seconds hand, broad arrow hours and minutes. Signed Milus.
Movement: Caliber 2742, automatic, 25 jewels, signed Milus.
Diameter: 38mm, thickness: 14mm
Condition: Dial as aged uniformly with a beautiful cream patina. The hands show some aging. Case is in good condition with signs of wear. Watch timekeeping within vintage specs +/- 20 sec per day
More about Milus:
Paul William Junod founded Junod & Criblez in 1923 in Bienne, Switzerland. The company was renamed Paul Junod in 1925, and Milus, Paul Junod in 1957.
The crowned head of the Greek god Hermes was chosen, in 1930, as the company’s symbol, which expressed elegance and innovation.
The Archimedes 666 is so named as a reference to its water resistance of up to 666 feet at the time of production but is sometimes referred to as a “Devil Diver” due to the same reference to 666.