Within the dive watch group, Doxa holds a really particular place. The model has gained cult standing for its unique, vibrant and instrumental aquatic fashions designed and constructed like no others. In a market that’s greater than crowded, Doxa watches is perhaps area of interest, however that’s what makes them cool. Undoubtedly, when referring to the model, most of you should have in thoughts the all-time basic SUB 300 and its no-deco bezel. However, trying again on the model’s historical past, there are extra Doxa fashions than simply this one. And at this time, following a “teaser” in August this yr with the Pacific Blue, the model is releasing a complete assortment of 24 references, with the Doxa SUB 600T Assortment of metal watches. And right here they’re dwell and in video.
Doxa was based within the late nineteenth century by Georges Ducommun however earned its title with its dive watches because the growth of diving for business and navy functions spilt over to the lots, and leisure diving began to succeed in business success. The model gained its status for crafting rugged, useful dive watches with a number of technical improvements and using orange and different vibrant colors. It quickly achieved cult-like standing amongst divers and followers worldwide, particularly with its SUB 300.
The model has made a exceptional comeback over the previous few years and at this time brings again one among its fashions from the Nineteen Eighties, the SUB 600T. In that interval, Doxa was a part of the Aubry Frères watch firm earlier than being acquired by its present proprietor, the Jenny household. That’s the reason fashions from the Nineteen Eighties are also known as Aubry-era Doxa watches. The Doxa SUB 600T stands out within the line-up with its case design. Gone is the curvy tonneau case of the Nineteen Sixties SUB 300. As a substitute, the SUB 600T contains a beefier, blocky, angular case with its crown offset at 4 o’clock. The notched unidirectional bezel is extra large too.
The design was truly introduced again on the event of the 2021 version of Geneva Watch Days, with the Pacific Blue model, a 200-piece titanium sequence with a blue dial, which offered out in just a few days. And now, the Doxa SUB 600T is launched in stainless-steel, as a non-limited version and with a full palette of Doxa colors: in fact, there may be the enduring orange for the Skilled but additionally silver for the Searambler, black for the Sharkhunter, navy for the Caribbean, yellow for the Divingstar, and turquoise for the Aquamarine.
The 24 references on this new Doxa SUB 600T all share the identical base, that means an angular barrel-shaped block of stainless-steel that’s 40mm in diameter and 14.15mm in top. The case is generally brushed with the perimeters that includes giant polished chamfers. It’s not a very small watch, primarily because of the form of its case and its unmistakable weight on the wrist. Nonetheless, the 47.60mm lug-to-lug measurement stays completely acceptable and makes for a wearable instrument. Additionally, because of the far bigger opening of the dial, in comparison with the SUB 300, it seems bigger than the remainder of the gathering whereas truly being the smallest mannequin obtainable from Doxa. As its title suggests, the Doxa SUB 600T is water resistant to 600m due to its screwed metal caseback and its screw-down crown, each of that are emblazoned with the Doxa fish.
Other than using stainless-steel as the principle materials, and in comparison with the Pacific Blue titanium version, the watches now obtainable from the everlasting assortment may be ordered with two kinds of bezel inserts – you’ll be able to see each within the video above. Certainly, the unidirectional bezel is both all stainless-steel (with a sandblasted insert) or metal with a shiny ceramic insert. In each circumstances, the bezel options the signature US Navy no-decompression dive desk with two separate scales engraved into the insert, an outer depth ring and an interior minute ring. The serrated edge permits for optimum grip. The ceramic insert is offered in black for all fashions, besides the navy version that comes with an identical blue insert.
Beneath the sapphire crystal, the matte dial focuses on legibility with giant luminescent indexes, together with the distinctive shark-tooth markers at 6, 9 and 12 o’clock. These are paired with luminescent palms with a attribute outsized minute indication. Final, the date is indicated at three o’clock. As mentioned, the model’s six emblematic colors might be obtainable on this Doxa SUB 600T, and the palms are both outlined in black (on the orange, yellow, silver and turquoise watches) or white and orange (on the black and navy fashions).
Inside this stable metal case is the automated Sellita SW 200-1. Ticking at 28,800 vibrations/hour or 4Hz, this tried-and-tested calibre shops 38 hours of energy reserve when totally wound. A no brainer motion that may completely do the job.
The Doxa SUB 600T may be ordered on an FKM built-in rubber strap matching the color of the dial (apart from the silver mannequin, delivered on a black strap), outfitted with a brand new folding clasp. There’s additionally the choice of a chrome steel bracelet. Completely brushed and with a blocky 3-link building, it feels stable and is provided with a folding clasp with a diving extension.
On the wrist, the Doxa SUB 600T feels utilitarian and stable as a rock. It does have a powerful presence with its quirky design and vivid colors, but it surely wears comfortably with dimensions that aren’t exaggeratedly giant for a 600m diver. The general building is exact and clear, as you’d count on from a Doxa watch meant for use and abused underwater.
Availability & Worth
In complete, there are 24 combos of Doxa SUB 600T to select from – 6 dial colors, 2 kinds of bezels, 2 kinds of bracelet/strap. The gathering is now obtainable from the model’s web site. Worth is ready at CHF 1,350 (on strap) and CHF 1,390 (on bracelet) for the fashions with metal bezel, and CHF 1,450 (on strap) and CHF 1,490 (on bracelet) for the fashions with ceramic bezel.
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