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Doxa Unveils The New SUB 600T Watch Collection

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BY ERIK SLAVEN

Following the launch of the SUB 600T Pacific Limited Edition in August, which was limited to only 200 watches that sold out in days, Doxa is back with a non-limited collection of six SUB 600T models. Doxa is known for colorful dials and this lineup is no exception. There are six dial colors to choose from, along with five FKM rubber strap colors and a stainless steel bracelet. There’s also steel or ceramic bezel inserts available. Mix and match, and that totals 24 possible variants.

The stainless steel case is very wearable at 40mm in diameter with a thickness of 14.15mm (47.6mm lug-to-lug). In Doxa style, it’s built like a tank and has a water resistance rating of 600 meters. That’s more than anyone could descend other than professional saturation divers. Sharp angles and a bold polished chamfer give it a distinctive look, along with the flat screw-down crown that’s offset at 4 o’clock (Seiko 5 vibes). The unidirectional diver’s bezel goes beyond the basics, relaying both dive time in minutes (inner ring) and depth in feet (outer ring). Doxa holds a patent for this design, which allows divers to calculate immersions without decompression stops. A black ceramic insert is available for all models, except for the blue dial that has a matching blue insert. The solid case back has a relief of the brand’s fish logo, which is also on the crown. As expected for such a piece, a sapphire crystal protects the dial.

The six dial colors include orange (Professional), black (Sharkhunter), silver (Searambler), blue (Caribbean), yellow (Divingstar) and turquoise (Aquamarine). All have a matte finish with shark tooth indices at 12, 6 and 9 o’clock, complemented by circular indices for the remaining hours. All indices have Super-Luminova, along with the hour and minute hands. The seconds hand has a square with a lume insert as well. A white date window sits at 3 o’clock. The hands are black on the orange, yellow, silver and turquoise dials, and white and orange on the black and blue dials. All combinations are very legible above and below water. Rounding things out are the strap options, which are either color-matching FKM rubber (black on the silver dial) or a three-link stainless steel bracelet with folding clasp and diver extension.

Powering the collection is a Sellita SW200-1 automatic, which is a ubiquitous and proven Swiss workhorse. It has 26 jewels, beats at 4Hz (28,800vph) with a 38-hour power reserve. Functions include central hours, minutes, hacking seconds and date.

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First launched by Doxa in the 1980s, the SUB 600T is an iconic model for the brand and this latest collection further demonstrates excellent engineering and design prowess. Prices are very reasonable for such capable dive watches, starting at CHF 1,350 with rubber strap or CHF 1,390 with steel bracelet (steel bezel insert) and climbing a bit to CHF 1,450 with rubber strap or CHF 1,490 with steel bracelet (ceramic bezel insert).

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