If Doxa is generally identified for its rugged, professional-oriented dive watches that marked historical past when launched in the course of the 1960s – the famous SUB 300 collection – the model has lately determined to evolve and to supply greater than these unique fashions. In 2019, Doxa launched a smaller, easier and pretty priced dive watch that made an impression with its retro design, the SUB 200 collection. Colors being a part of the model’s DNA – Doxa was the primary to make use of orange on a dive watch – the SUB 200 was offered in no fewer than 6 vibrant colors. And in the present day, a seventh is added to the gathering, with this new, very vibrant Doxa SUB 200 Whitepearl.
A part of the model’s signature components, the current SUB 300 and SUB 200 collections felt, in a really optimistic means, like a rainbow. Orange Skilled, Silver Searambler, Black Sharkhunter, Navy Caribbean, Yellow Divingstar and Turquoise Aquamarine have been on the centre of the model’s distinctive look. However what occurs when, in optics, you mix all the colors of the rainbow? You might have white. And right here’s the seventh color within the Doxa SUB 200 assortment, with the brand new Whitepearl mannequin… a really, very white watch. (ps. Doxa, you would even add an eighth color to your portfolio, with a inexperienced dial…)
Its white color scheme apart, this new Doxa SUB 200 Whitepearl is in all factors equivalent to earlier editions of this retro-like, easy and accessible dive watch. As such, we nonetheless discover the identical 42mm metal case with a curved profile, polished bevel operating from a lug to a different and twisted, lyre-like lugs. The surfaces are neatly executed, with brushed and polished finishings, and the watch comes with basic diver’s specs, which means a screwed metal again, a screw-down crown and a 200m water-resistance. The 42mm appears fairly massive at first, but it surely does put on smaller than anticipated as a result of quick lugs. And at 14mm in peak, the thickness stays acceptable.
As you’d anticipate from an aquatic mannequin, the brand new Doxa SUB 200 Whitepearl encompasses a unidirectional bezel. Barely smaller than the case and outfitted with a coin-edge profile with deep notches, leading to a vintagey model, it’s outfitted with a sapphire crystal insert with a luminous 60-minute scale printed on the internal face. This configuration affords a cool shiny impact and a pleasant sense of depth. It frames a domed sapphire crystal over the dial, which as soon as once more reinforces the retro look. And unsurprisingly, this bezel’s insert is full-white, thus matching with the dial.
There’s a fairly important feeling on this SUB 200 assortment, with a dial that exhibits solely needed indications and that is still very discreet in literature. The bottom is matte white and darkened baton markers have been utilized on its floor. The date window is printed in black, offering a stability with the 9 o’clock marker, and the standard Doxa arms are right here black-coated. General, the daylight distinction is great and since all components are largely full of Tremendous-LumiNova, the identical may be stated about low-light legibility. And solely the title of the model and of the mannequin are printed on the dial, which feels nice.
When mixed with the equally-white, textured rubber strap, this new Doxa SUB 200 Whitepearl is undeniably vibrant and particular. It turns into a really cool summery object, one thing not too critical, one thing that can be proper in place for a vacation social gathering or for aquatic actions. Additionally, due to its comparatively compact case, this full-white version will make an ideal summer season possibility for sporty ladies – as you may see within the first wristshot on this article. For those who favor, you can too have the basic stainless-steel “beads of rice” bracelet with a folding clasp and diver’s extension.
Underneath the screwed metal caseback engraved with Doxa’s fish brand, there’s a basic and venerable ETA 2824-2 motion. This computerized calibre, which has nothing to show anymore, beats at 4Hz and shops as much as 38 hours of power when absolutely wound. If there’s nothing particular on this motion, it additionally permits for an affordable value and simple service.
Availability & Value
The Doxa SUB 200 Whitepearl, the seventh color within the model’s portfolio, is now accessible on-line from doxawatches.com. And like the remainder of the gathering, the value feels good, at CHF/EUR 950 on rubber strap and CHF/EUR 990 on metal BoR bracelet. Curious to see if this whereas dial will make it to the emblematic SUB 300 assortment too…?
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