DOXA Launches The SUB 600T Pacific Limited Edition With Our Friends From Time+Tide
The brand brings back a classic from the 1980s in a new limited edition featuring a Pacific blue dial and an angular titanium case with the crown at 4 o’clock.
DOXA has gone and done it again. Having successfully reinterpreted the brand’s original iconic dive watches from the late 1960s by recreating the likes of the SUB 300 and SUB 300T, the Bienne-based outfit has now brought back one of its classics from the 1980s: the SUB 600T.
The new limited edition – released in collaboration with online magazine and brand partner Time+Tide – also features a new DOXA color: Its dial and strap are in Pacific blue, recalling the rich marine hue of one of the oceans that Australia, home of Time+Tide, borders.
And it is the only reference in the current DOXA line-up that boasts a case in sturdy, lightweight titanium.
Faithful to the Original
The original SUB 600T was born in the 1980s when DOXA was owned by Aubry Frères. While there were various SUB 600T references, each with slightly different features, the brand has now gone to great lengths to faithfully reinterpret the main traits that made this three-hand dive watch a hit four decades ago.
Perhaps the most remarkable of these is the angular case which, back in the day, marked a distinct departure from the more rounded case shapes of previous DOXA models.
With the SUB 600T Pacific, those same sharp case lines make a return, with the 40mm housing now made in brushed, high-tech titanium, as opposed to steel. Meanwhile, the closed, screw-down caseback – engraved with “Time+Tide Pacific Limited Edition” – and screw-down crown help provide a generous water-resistance of 600m, the same rating that gave the SUB 600T its name when it was first launched.
Like the 1980s original, the SUB 600T Pacific’s crown is located at 4 o’clock, presumably to free up space for wrist movement. And completing the homage is DOXA’s patented, unidirectional, notched bezel emblazoned with no-stop dive time in minutes (in white) and depth in feet (in orange), so the wearer can safely ascend without decompression stops. Plus, the bezel now features a ceramic inlay, as seen on other contemporary DOXA models.
Refined Dial and Swiss Movement
Some of the original SUB 600T references had large, blocky baton hour indices. But for the SUB 600T Pacific, DOXA has chosen shark tooth indices at 12, 3, 6, and 9 o’clock, in between which are pairs of circular markers, each outlined in orange and filled with white Super-LumiNova for optimal readability. The hands are also treated with Super-LumiNova, while the minute track is painted white.
Finally, powering the indications is the solid, Swiss-made Sellita SW 200-1 automatic movement with a 38-hour power reserve.
Pricing & Availability
Only 200 numbered pieces of the SUB 600T Pacific will be made, priced at $1,990 minus shipping and taxes. And for the first time, the rubber strap is equipped with DOXA’s new folding buckle, here made in brushed titanium, for easy adjustment on the wrist.
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