hen the SUB 600T came out in the 1980s, it was immediately recognisable as a DOXA diver with its bright orange dial. At the same time, it was as much an evolution as a revolution. Looking back, it seemed as if there had been a parallel SUB universe.
Gone was the curvy tonneau case. Instead, a hefty bevelled block with straight angles, and an offset crown at 4 o’clock. The unidirectional bezel that allows the calculation of dive time without decompression stops – a DOXA patent – was more massive too, with the functional benefit of improved legibility and handling with a gloved hand.
The principles of the DOXA diving tool watch had been attuned to its time. This was the Eighties: goodbye soft curves, hello straight lines, right angles and a functional aesthetic! Thanks to its design, materials and weight, the SUB 600T was also waterproof to a depth of 600 metres. An icon was born.
Today, more than 40 years later, DOXA is doing more than just revisiting a chapter written long ago. The Swiss brand is paying tribute to the iconic SUB 600T with a new history that begins now.
After the massive success of a limited titanium edition SUB 600T in Pacific Blue last summer, the brand has brought out the SUB 600T in a non-limited edition to complete the SUB line-up: in stainless steel with a choice of steel bezel insert or black ceramic insert, and available in 6 vibrant, dazzling colours and with either a stainless-steel bracelet or an FKM rubber strap – in all, 24 combinations will be possible.