2/10The reinterpretation of aniconic modelBASELWORLD 2019: The DOXA SUB 200 T.GRAPH
In 1967at Baselworld, DOXA launched the revolutionary DOXA SUB concept, considered to be the first trulymainstream professional diver's watch.The radical and ingenious innovations it presentedquickly madeit a reference for professionals as well.
Water-resistant until a depth of300meters, it wasthe first professional diving watch to feature a patented rotating bezelthat incorporates the US Navy’s no-decompression table. This watch becomes an easily recognizable legend for another key reason, too:it is the first and only diver’s watch to have an orange dial,contrasting with the conventional black or white backgrounds.In 1969, the DOXA SUB conceptwas further refined with the launch of the SUB 200T.GRAPH.Itremains today one of the most emblematic diving watches in watchmaking history. And the legend continues.50 years later, DOXA unveilsa reinterpretation of aniconic model as a limited 18K gold edition.The DOXA SUB 200 T.GRAPH willbe presented for the first time in a very limited edition of only 13 units to celebrate the brand’s 130thAnniversary in 2019.
Notice to collectors: This “Anniversary”series is all the more exceptional as it comesequipped with original VALJOUX 7734movements, a historical treasure carefully preserved by DOXA for over 30 years.Timeless gold,noble metal par excellence, is a natural choice for such an exclusive limited edition, the reincarnation of one of the most famous Swiss diver's watches, in honor of its 50th Anniversary.
With a diameter of 43mm, the caseis craftedfroma single block of 4N goldand topped bya scratch-resistant sapphire crystal.Watertight till20 ATM, equivalent to a depth of about 200 meters, the DOXA SUB 200 T.Graph also features the famous patented unidirectional rotating bezelwith dual indication of the dive time in minutes and the depth in feet for a no-decompression ascent. At 12 o’clock on the minute ring, a bright spot of SuperLuminova™.As on the original model, the legendarysemi-matteorange dial features two subsidiary dials, the first positioned at 3 o'clock counting30 minutes, and the second positioned at 9 o'clock counting60 seconds. The baton-style hour and minute hands feature SuperLuminova™ beige “Light Old Radium”inserts, as does the tip of the second hand. The DOXA SUB 200T.Graph's characteristic indicesin black also feature SuperLuminova™ beige "Light Old Radium"inserts.
This“Anniversary”Series is equipped with the original 7734 VALJOUX movements, which have been carefully preserved as a historical treasure for nearly 30 yearsunder the guardianship of the Swiss family Jenny, owner of the DOXA brand for over twenty years.Eachcaliberhas been thoroughly examined, overhauledand reconditioned beforebeing fittedinto the case. Only 13 numbered copies of this special “Anniversary”model will be available for sale, each sportingan orange rubber strap. The iconic rice grain mesh bracelet will also be available in 4N gold. The legend lives on ...