Whereas most watch lovers are conversant in Doxa‘s signature watch, the SUB 300 assortment and its variations, there are extra ranges from the model that want a little bit of rationalization. We will identify the extra modern SUB 600T Assortment, with its Eighties type. There’s additionally the extra accessible SUB 200 lineup, barely easier and fewer hardcore. In 2020, Doxa launched a diving chronograph primarily based on this basic design, with a reasonably imposing case. To remain in tune with the pattern for smaller, extra comfy watches, the model scales down the watch drastically, with out comprising its capacities, by launching the brand new Doxa SUB 200 C-Graph II.
At first, the second-generation SUB 200 C-Graph appears like a restrained facelift, with a redesigned case, new bezel and up to date dials. However the replace is much extra profound, and objectively, a really considerable revision of what was a strong and well-equipped watch, with an objectively outsized case. Certainly, this automated diving chronograph measured no fewer than 45mm in diameter. It was outfitted with flat-coloured dials, and a contrasting bezel. And every little thing has modified with the SUB 200 C-Graph II.
Principally, take the perfect components of the previous watch and make it a much more wearable mannequin, with out altering any of the diving specs. That was the mission. The consequence; a watch that’s now 42mm in diameter, with a lug-to-lug measurement of 46mm. Sure, it’s nonetheless thick at 15.85mm, however that’s anticipated from an automated diving chronograph. Regardless of the dimensions discount, it gives the identical performance and options as its bigger 45mm sibling. This implies a screw-down crown, a screwed again (with Doxa’s brand engraved), a domed sapphire crystal and a 200m water-resistance. The case additionally has been redesigned, with flat lugs and a refined facet bevel, as a substitute of the twisted lugs discovered on the bigger first-gen mannequin. The crown and pushers are nonetheless partially built-in into the caseband for cover.
Some updates are to be seen on the facet of the bezel too. So as to make this assortment extra coherent with the remainder of the watches, it now has the standard shark-tooth profile and the insert has been reworked too. On the three bright-coloured fashions – yellow, orange and turquoise – the insert is brushed metal, with a black, absolutely graduated diving scale. The black and darkish blue fashions have a tone-on-tone brushed ceramic bezel insert, whereas the white/silver model might be ordered both with a white ceramic or a brushed metal insert.
As for its dial, the SUB 200 C-Graph II has additionally been up to date. Primarily, the colors are actually utilized on a sunray-brushed base, as a substitute of the flat floor we usually discover on Doxa watches. It provides extra playfulness and depth. For the remainder, Doxa sticks to the identical design as earlier than, whether or not for the luminous markers or the fingers – together with the luminous fingers of the chronograph counters. And the watch nonetheless has a cool tri-counter no-date show.
Contained in the case, Doxa nonetheless depends on a Sellita SW510 base – a clone of the 7753. This strong automated chronograph motion beats at 4Hz and shops as much as 56 hours of energy reserve. Lastly, as typically with its watches, Doxa leaves the selection between the signature stainless-steel “beads of rice” bracelet with folding clasp and diving extension, or an FKM rubber strap matching the color of the dial.
Availability & Value
The Doxa SUB 200 C-Graph II Diving chronograph assortment can be out there from the model’s web site and retailers in April 2023. The costs vary from EUR 2,850 to EUR 2,990 relying on the selection of color/bezel and the kind of bracelet. For extra particulars, please go to doxawatches.com.
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