Although its history goes as far back as 1889, Doxa made a name for itself in the 1960s with its innovative and distinctive dive watches – in particular with the 1967 SUB 300, one of the first purpose-designed diver’s watches for the general public. Following the launch of the accessible SUB 200 collection earlier this year, the brand now introduces a tri-compax mechanical self-winding chronograph sharing the same DNA. Meet the Doxa SUB 200 C-Graph.
A few months ago, Doxa introduced the SUB 200, a fair-priced collection with funky colourful dials. This well-executed, more conservative vintage-inspired dive watch stands out in the brand’s range of watches for not using the signature quirky cushion-shaped case. Similarly, the new C-Graph is more accessible, both in terms of design and price, than the brand’s historic T-Graph diving chronograph. Its DNA is obviously identical to that of the SUB 200… but with a bit more testosterone.
Fashioned out of 316L stainless steel, the SUB 200 C-Graph comes in an imposing case with a 45mm diameter and a height of 17.4mm. The unidirectional rotating bezel features a sapphire insert. Standing high off the case, it has a serrated edge for better grip. The caseback engraved with the Doxa “Jenny” fish logo and the crown – also emblazoned with the Doxa fish, in orange – both screw down, ensuring water-resistance up to 200m or 20 ATM.
Under the scratch-resistant bubble-domed sapphire crystal, all dive-related indications on the dial are treated with luminescent material for optimum legibility in all conditions. Six colour options are available. Besides the signature Doxa Orange Professional, the model also comes in Silver Searambler, Black Sharkhunter, Navy Caribbean, Yellow Divingstar, and Turquoise Aquamarine.
Inside is an automatic chronograph movement based on the Sellita SW-510 B (no date), the tri-compax version of the Valjoux 7750 clone by Sellita. This reliable and precisely integrated cam-operated chronograph runs at 4Hz and its power reserve is of 48 hours when fully wound. The stop seconds mechanism allows for precise setting.
The diving chronograph C-Graph is worn on the brand’s signature steel bead-of-rice bracelet. The folding clasp features the Doxa fish insignia and it is equipped with a wetsuit extension. There is also a rubber strap option, matching the colour of the dial and equipped with a pin buckle.
The Doxa SUB 200 C-Graph retails for CHF 2,690 on stainless steel bracelet and for CHF 2,650 on rubber strap. The watches can be ordered at www.doxawatches.com.