The Doxa Sub 300, The Dive Watch Personified

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The Doxa Sub 300, The Dive Watch Personified

Post by koimaster » July 25th 2018, 10:38am

Back in Baselworld 2016, Doxa introduced its 50th Anniversary Sub model, a great dive watch with unquestionable pedigree. We will discover why this dive watch is so important by looking back at an early Doxa Sub 300, belonging to one of the preeminent Doxa collectors – and a great friend of Monochrome and me, personally – Mr. Marco Thier. By examining the story behind its creation, I hope to shed the light on the importance of the Doxa Sub in the history and the evolutionary course of the dive watch in general.

When discussing iconic dive watches, there are plenty of models that come in mind and almost anyone has his own list to exhibit. Leaving aside personal preferences for a moment, there are some models that defined the concept of dive watch (or were so radical that virtually changed the game). Quite simply, they encompassed the proper formula of technical and design elements, which made them primus inter pares in this segment of the industry. Besides the heavyweights, under the names Rolex, Omega and Seiko, there is a long list of Swiss manufactures that introduced very influential and iconic dive watches during the 1960s and 1970s. During these years, scuba diving and the desire of man to conquer the depths was booming. On this list, we have names like Blancpain, Breitling, Jaeger-le-Coultre, IWC, Zodiac, Jenny, Doxa, Certina, Aquadive, Aquastar, Favre-Leuba, Nivada… to name a few.

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