Welcome to Dialed In, Esquire’s weekly column bringing you horological happenings and the most essential news from the watch world since March 2020.
In March this year, storied dive watch brand Doxa stepped back into the U.S. retail market after an absence of several decades. The watches found an already pent-up demand, especially when Doxa released, in a very limited edition of 200, its classic Sub 600T Diver. The original Sub series, when it debuted in the late ‘60s, bridged the gap between professional diving and the expanding sport of scuba for recreational use. It also happened to look exceptionally good.
See, what makes Doxa particularly popular in tool watch collector circles—apart from the fact that some of its 1970s divers were developed in conjunction with none other than the OG of scuba, Jacques Yves Cousteau—is its reputation for eye-popping colored dials. Bright yellow and orange are particular favorites of the brand, and standouts in all senses of the word.
Now, a new watch, which debuted today on the brand’s own website—and is available to check out and purchase in person at Watches of Switzerland stores in the U.S.—brings back the 600T in an unlimited steel edition in a range of six colors. The requisite orange and yellow are included, of course, but also four more options: silver, navy, turquoise, and black. Rubber straps match the dial colors, or you have the option of a new stainless-steel bracelet. What is also striking about the 600T is the angular—even muscular—shape of the case. It’s hefty, with chamfered angles and a distinctive crown at 4 o’clock. A unidirectional bezel that allows the calculation of the dive time without decompression stops—a DOXA patent—is chunkier, too.
Somewhat aggressive though it may be, the shape is still the sort of thing you could easily see yourself wearing every day. And considering how well-priced the range is—starting at $1,450 for a steel bezel on a rubber strap and topping out at $1,590 for a ceramic bezel on a steel strap—plus the fact that you’re no longer dealing with a limited edition, you may well be able to do just that in the very near future.
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