After the success of the 130th Anniversary series in 18K gold presented at Baselworld 2019 and limited to only 13 pieces, DOXA launches the SUB 200 T.GRAPH in steel in a limited edition of 300 pieces. This limited edition is powered by historical movements: original VALJOUX 7734 calibres which had been conserved in pristine condition for over 30 years at DOXA.
It was at Baselworld 1967 that DOXA launched the revolutionary SUB concept, considered to be the first purpose-designed diver’s watch intended for the general public. The radical innovations it presented quickly made it a reference for professionals as well. Water-resistant to a depth of 300 meters, it was the first to feature a patented rotating bezel with the official no-decompression dive table. This watch would also become an easily recognizable legend due to its orange dial – a first for a diving watch, and a brash contrast with the traditional black or white background.
In 1969, the SUB concept is further refined in the form of the DOXA SUB 200 T.GRAPH, which even today still counts as a reference in the field of the most emblematic diving watches in watchmaking history. And the legend continues.
50 years later, DOXA presents a reinterpretation of its iconic model. Following a first limited edition in 18K gold, DOXA unveils the SUB 200 T.GRAPH in a new stainless steel limited series.
With a diameter of 43 mm, the SUB 200 T.GRAPH is topped by a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal with an anti-reflective coating. In addition to being water-resistant to 20 ATM, equivalent to a depth of about 200 meters, the watch also features the famous patented unidirectional rotating bezel with the dual indication of dive time in minutes and depth in meters to calculate the dive time without decompression stops. The finishing touch: a SuperLuminova® pearl at 12 o’clock.
Just like the original model, the legendary face finished in semi-matte orange features two counters, one at 9 o’clock indicating the seconds, and the other at 3 o’clock indicating the chronograph’s 30 minutes. The baton-type hands and the insert on the chronograph’s seconds hand are all filled with SuperLuminova® beige “Light Old Radium.” The SUB 200 T.GRAPH’s characteristic indices, painted in black, are filled with SuperLuminova® beige “Light Old Radium” as well.
This limited steel edition, as was the case with the 18K gold version, is also equipped with historical 7734 VALJOUX movements. These original calibers, dating back 30 years, have been carefully preserved by the Swiss family Jenny, who took over ownership of the DOXA brand two decades ago. Each movement has of course been completely revised and made absolutely reliable prior to fitting.
The famous DOXA “grains of rice” bracelet, also crafted from 316L steel and featuring a folding clasp with diving extension and the DOXA fish symbol, rounds off this purpose-designed classic.
DOXA SUB 200 T.GRAPH Steel Technical Specifications
- 7734 Valjoux
- Automatic, manual-winding
- 45 hours Power Reserve
- Frequency 18’000 vph (2.5 hz)
- 17 Jewels
- Decorated by Doxa
- Stainless steel case
- Diameter 43.00 x 46.00 mm
- Height 15.00 mm
- Screw-in crown
- Water-resistance 20 bar / 200 meters / 656 ft
- Screw down case back with sailboat engraved
- Hours, minutes, seconds
- 12-hour and 30-minute counters
- Sapphire glass
- Unidirectional turning bezel
- Numbering in orange (depth) and black (time), a light point at 12 o’clock
- Limited Edition of 300 timepieces
- Orange dial with black painted index with white luminescent material
- Black painted hands with white luminescent material
- Black painted minute-tracks
- Stainless steel strap “separate Beads of Rice” style attached by screws to ensure a secure fit
- Deployant buckle with wetsuit extension, DOXA fish insignia
- 4’900.- EUR
This watch will be available for order as of 2 September 2019 on the official DOXA website https://www.doxawatches.com/