Doxa is a watch brand that is known for high standards in workmanship and their purpose specific dive watches. Through the years, the examples have become popular with divers and in the 1960s and ' 70s, the signature orange dials were in high demand. In recent years, the Swiss brand that assembles each piece by hand has had a resurgence in popularity with reimagined versions of its best selling models with a vintage aesthetic, along with with new designs fro more modern times. Here are the 20 best Doxa watches of all-time.
20. Doxa Sub 200
One of the most popular models for 2019 has been the year's Baselworld release the Doxa Sub 200. This is a 3-hand diver's watch that features a case that is crafted of 316L stainless steel in a 42 mm width. The bezel is a unidirectional rotating type and the dial features elements treated with a coating of Super Luminova for excellent legibility in all types of lighting. It's powered with an ETA 2824-2 automatic, self-winding movement with 25 jewels with a 38 hours power reserve. This watch is water-resistant up to 200 meters. It's protected with a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal treated with AR coating and it comes with a bracelet made of the same material as the case with a DOXA fish symbol and a folding clasp closure.
19. Doxa Sub 200 130th Anniversary Sharkhunter
This model is a limited edition of just 130 pieces made. The 130th Anniversary Sharkhunter model is a collectible edition that features a 42 mm stainless steel case with a unidirectional rotating bezel. The dial elements are treated with Super LumiNova for high legibility in all lighting conditions. It is capped with a sapphire crystal that is resistant to scratches and treated with the anti-reflective coating with a unique curvature that enhances readability. This watch offers the information necessary for fivers and it is water-resistant to 200 meters. It is powered with an automatic, self-winding movement with 25 jewels and a power reserve of 38 hours. The bracelet is made of 316L stainless steel with a folding clasp closure and the DOXA fish symbol.
18. Doxa Sub 200 T.Graph
The Sub 200 T.Graph is a limited edition and only 300 pieces of this highly collectible model have been created. This is a remake of the Sub from 1969, bringing forward the DNA of the original field and diving watches that were popular 50 years ago. The first limited edition released was produced with a stainless steel case measuring 43 mm in diameter with a sapphire crystal that is resistant to scratching and treated with anti-reflective coating. The bezel is a unidirectional rotating style with a dual indication of both depths in meters and time in minutes for decompression requirements. The semi-matte orange color is legendary giving a nod to the original design. This iteration features baton-type hands, the seconds counter at 9 o'clock, and the 30-minutes of the chronograph at 3 o'clock. It is powered with a 7734 Valjoux mechanical, manual winding movement with 17 jewels and a 45 hours power reserve.SuperLuminova filling in beige "Light Old Radium" gives the watch a nostalgic feeling. It is water-resistant to 200 meters.
17. Doxa Sub 300T Conquistador
This model is a reawakening of 1969 original which was the first TP diver's watch with a helium release valve. It's a 3-hand diver's watch with a 316L stainless steel case in a size of 42.5 mm, topped with a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal treated with AR coating. It's powered with an ETA 2824-2 automatic, self-winding movement with 25 jewels and a power reserve of 38 hours. The watch is waterproof up to 1,200 meters.
16. Doxa Searambler
The Searambler is a variant of the Silver Lung with a rare silver dial. It gives a nod to the past with a vintage aesthetic in a stainless steel case with a cushion in 42 mm width and a thin profile for a diver's watch. The protective glass is a uniquely curved sapphire crystal with AR coating and scratch-resistance, providing a porthole effect when viewing the dial at an angle. The bracelet is fashioned in Doxa's "beads of rice" styling with a high polish. The bezel is a "no-Decompression" ratcheting type for calculating depth and time to avoid the need for decompression during the dive. It's powered with a COSC-certified ETA 2824 movement and is water-resistant up to 300 meters.
15. Doxa Sub 300 Black Lung Re-Issue Dive Watch
This model was released in 2017 and it gives a nod to the 50th Anniversary edition nicknamed the Black Lung. The new iteration features a stainless steel case that measures 43 mm x 13 mm with a rotating bezel. This iteration is equipped with an ETA 2824 chronometer spec movement and topped with a domed sapphire crystal that provides a porthole effect when viewing the dial from the side. This is a highly collectible model that has a limited production number of just 300 pieces distributed throughout the world.
14. Doxa Shark Ceramica XL Limited Edition
The Shark Ceramica XL is another of the highly collectible watches released from Doxa. The Shark Ceramica XL features a ceramic bezel which and a stainless steel case that is a generous 48 mm in diameter. Only 1,200 pieces have been released of this very limited edition. The date window is centrally mounted with a reverse mounted magnifier. it is powered with an ETA 2824 automatic movement, Swiss made, and the watch is waterproof up to 300 meters.
13. Doxa SUB4000T
The SUB4000T is a limited edition of just 200 pieces released with a sapphire bezel. It was originally released in the 1960s and the latest iteration has received a few upgrades including a more ergonomic shape that allows for the insertion of an integrated crown protector along with improved materials. The case is a large 47.5 mm in diameter and made of stainless steel. The bezel is a unidirectional rotating type with an integrated helium release valve. The watch is powered with an ETA 2897 automatic, self-winding movement with 21 jewels adn a power reserve of 42 hours. It's a three-hand diver's watch with all elements of the dial offering dive information treated with Super LumiNova coating for excellent legibility underwater. It's covered with a sapphire crystal that is resistant to scratching and treated with AR coating. The watch is water-resistant to 1,200 meters and it comes with a 316L stainless steel bracelet with folding clasp closure.
12. Doxa Aviator Waffen Military WWII Big Pilot's Watch
This is a vintage model that is highly collectible, with a price that fluctuates in accordance with its preserved condition. It features a large 52 mm case. It's a rare watch worn by German Army officers and servicemen in the 1939-1945 era. The older watches were covered with an acrylic glass verses the more common sapphire crystal used today. Hour markers on the dial were treated with fluorescent coating for illumination in the dark. Complication includes a second indication. This watch was powered with a manual winding Swiss movement.
11. Doxa Shark Sub Diver Diamond Dial
This is a rare model that was released for the Asian market. It is an iteration of the Doxa Shark with a Diamond dial. Most notably, the dial is a black wave type with 8 factory set diamonds adorning the face. The case is 42 mm in diameter and made of stainless steel with a rotating Diver bezel and a screw-down crown. The bracelet is made of stainless steel in a link style with a diver's extension and a folding deployment clasp closure. The watch is water-resistant to 200 meters and it is powered with a Swiss automatic movement.
10. Doxa Anti-Magnetique Vintage
This is a vintage model that dates back to the year 1954 for its first production and release for sale to the public. The Anti-Magnetique features a case that is made of 18k yellow gold in a width of 33.1 mm and a depth of 8.6 mm. The total weight of this comfortable watch including the band is just 30.3 grams. The case back is also made of 18k yellow gold as well as the crown which is a pull-push type. The Dial is silver and most vintage models have developed their own patina throughout the years. The hour markers and dots are applied gold with a track of black outer minutes. This model features a sub-seconds dial on teh face. The bezel is a fixed type in 18k polished yellow gold. The movement is a caliber Doxa 942 manual with 17 jewels. The watch is protected with an acrylic crystal adn it includes a black leather strap wtih a goldtone metal buckle clasp.
9. Doxa 1200T Professional
The Doxa Sub 1200T Professional is a limited edition watch with just 1,200 ever made for distribution throughout the world. Currently, this model averages a value of around $1,800 in very good condition. The watch was released in the 1960s with new iterations currently available, but the vintage models are holding their value quite well. The watch offers 1,200 meters of water-resistance with a case size of 42.7 mm crafted of 316L stainless steel material. Newer iterations sport a sapphire crystal glass of 3 mm in thickness with dual scales of elapsed time and a decompression table which makes this every bit a professional diver's watch.
8. Doxa 800 Ti Limited Edition
This vintage timepiece was made in a lot that was strictly limited to a production of just 500 examples. It features a titanium case that measures 44 mm in diameter with interior cushioning for the movement within. The bracelet is made of titanium material as well. Tritium gas tubes provide illumination to the elements displayed on the vibrant orange dial with a mirror finished bezel.
7. Doxa Sub 300T Aubra Era Vintage Diver
Vintage Doxa watches offer a not to past eras. The SUB 300T Aubra Era Diver features an aluminum bezel in a rotating style that comes with the Aubry Cube on the back of the case. The large screw-down crown adds distinction to this timepiece from yesteryear and the thickness of 14.5 mm makes it one of the chunkier versions Although there are no specs available on the crystal, it's also thicker than the more modern iterations. This old watch is one of the best that the brand has produced, or at least one of the most admired.
6. Doxa Watch Sub 1200T Caribbean
This model of the Sub 1200T features a stainless steel case that is 42.7 mm in width. The bezel is a unidirectional type in the same material with a matching bracelet. The dial is blue with a date indication. The Caribbean is powered with a Swiss-made automatic movement with a helium valve. This is a limited edition that takes its inspiration from the 1969 Sub 300 Conquistador, and the watch is water-resistant up to 1200 meters
5. Doxa Sub 300T Divingstar Poseidon Edition LE 500
This model is a reiteration of the original Poseidon featuring a yellow dial. The case and bezel are made of stainless steel material adn the case measures 42.7 mm in width. It's equipped with a screw-in crown adn a helium escape valve, capped with a sapphire crystal glass. The watch is water-resistant up to 1200 meters. It is powered by a Swiss-made ETA 2428-2 movement with 25 jewels and a power reserve of 42 hours.
4. Doxa Mission 31
This special edition watch is a limited edition that is made in tribute to Fabien Cousteau's Mission 31 and it was named for this famous oceanic explorer. It commemorates the famous dive with just 31 ever released numbered with 2 through 32 for the funding of the project, sponsored in part, by Doxa. Doxa created 331 of this edition
3. Doxa Sub1500 T Aquamarine
Price: $ 2,467
The Sub1500T Aquamarine features a lovely blue dial encased in a stainless steel case that measures 45 x 47 mm in width. It is powered with an automatic ETA 2892-2 movement with a power reserve of 50 hours. The functions are hours, minutes, central seconds, and date. This watch is water-resistant up to 1500 meters.
2. Doxa Sub 750T Caribbean 250pcs limited Edition
The 750T Caribbean is a limited collection piece with just 250 ever produced. This model features a stainless steel 45 mm case with a screwed case back. It is powered with an automatic self-winding movement made in Switzerland. This watch is water-resistant up to 750 meters.
1. Doxa Tux & Gown
Price: Call for pricing at Authorized dealer
The Doxa Tux & Gown is a part of the Dorian Ho collection for Asia. This highly popular dress watch features a 43 mm stainless steel case with Rose Gold PVD with a burgundy brown dial encrusted with 8 diamonds, and an additional 76 genuine diamonds on the outer ring. The watch is powered with a Swiss automatic movement with 3-hands function and date. It is protected with a sapphire crystal glass and the watch is water-resistant up to 5 ATM.
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