2.0262 CERNOS XL ‘Pepsi Compressor’ 42mm GMT/diver, France 1970s

£370.00 (incl. VAT)

Large and complicated, 1970’s CERNOS XL ‘Pepsi Compressor’ GMT/diver. Compressor-style dual crown, inner rotating dive bezel and a external world time bezel in the pepsi colours. All in great cosmetic and technical condition, works perfectly despite its 50 years of age, and still passes a 3 ATM waterproof test! A perfect original retro gadget fully prepared for daily wear. The watch has undergone full servicing with disassembly in our Bristol workshop. Comes with a 12-month warranty and high quality 20mm brown genuine leather strap.

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Key Features

1970’s super eye-catching oversized 42mm Cernos diver watch, with compressor-style dual crown and an attractive Pepsi World Time bezel. The inner white/red bezel is for diving duration control and can be adjusted by the upper crown. The rotating outer pepsi aluminium bezel is for GMT timezone time reading.

The watch is in amazing condition with very little to no signs of wear, the Pepsi bezel has faded into a very nice shade of light blue and an almost pink-ish red. Also the brilliant cushion style case allows the watch to hug the wrist nicely, making it wear smaller than the dimensions would suggest. The case is waterproof denoted by the engraved aqualung guy on the caseback. All of these points make this timepiece an easy to wear everyday watch.



Case and Strap

  • Original, cushion style case with a worldtimer pepsi aluminium bezel.
  • Chrome plated case.
  • Top hat acrylic crystal.
  • Stainless steel screw caseback with cool aqua diver emblem.
  • Compressor style dual crown.
  • Waterproof – 3 ATM tested and passed.
  • Thick, top-quality leather strap.


  • Width w/o crown 42 mm.
  • Width w/crown 44 mm.
  • Height 40.5 mm.
  • Thickness 12.8 mm.
  • Strap width 20 mm.

Dial and Hands

  • Original, sunburst blue dial.
  • printed indices with lume, 12 and 6 numerals lie at their respective markings.
  • “Cernos” signature below 12 position.
  • Date window over 3 position,
  • Silver-tone, ‘block’ style hands with lume.
  • Long, silver-tone centre seconds hand with red ‘block’ tip.


    • French-made movement.
    • Lorsa P75A caliber.
    • 17 jewels.
    • Manual wind.
    • Date wheel.
    • Antichoc 102 shockproof.
    • Satin brushed finishing of plates, bridges and wheels.
    • Polished screws.

Testing Results

  • Testing duration: 2 weeks cyclic test.
  • Average timekeeping range: 20-45 sec/day.

Servicing and Guarantee

  • Fully serviced with disassembly in our Bristol shop.
  • Mechanics in full working order.
  • 20mm brown leather strap with white thread detail.
  • 12-month warranty.
  • Guarantee Terms and Conditions. 

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