Swiss watch brand Doxa is bringing back its iconic Doxa Army model in partnership with retailer Watches of Switzerland. The original Army diving watch was launched 50 years ago and is based on the watchmaker’s existing Sub 300T. As seen on the wrists of the Swiss Army combat divers, the stainless steel case was blackened by oxidation, giving it a matte black finish ideal for minimising reflections during military operations.
The reissued Doxa Army Watches of Switzerland Edition stays true to its roots aesthetically but has been updated with modern watchmaking technology. The 42.5mm case is made from matte black ceramic instead of stainless steel, as is the screw-down crown that features the brand’s fish logo, while the signature sand-beige dial is once again paired with orange hands. The Sellita SW200-1 movement is COSC certified and has 38 hours of power reserve. Two straps are included — one is made from black FKM rubber with an adjustable dive suit extension and exclusive DOXA fish logo, and the other is a NATO strap with a camouflage pattern. Each watch comes with a unique box designed specifically for this edition, featuring the original camouflage pattern used by the Swiss Army.
With just 100 examples worldwide, the Doxa Army Watches of Switzerland Edition is going to be a highly sought-after collectors’ item.