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DOXA traces its roots back to 1889. Georges Ducommun (1868 - 1936) started as an apprentice learning to case watch movements. At 20 he started his own business repairing watches. From repair to manufacture his business grew. The site of Le Locle's horological museum (Chateau des Monts) is his former home.

DOXA's early history was marked by several notable achievements, not the least of which was Ducommun's 8-day watch movement which was patented in 1908 and were adopted by Bugatti for its racing cars.


But perhaps even more symbolic of DOXA's achievement was the DOXA SUB. With the growing popularity of diving as a recreational activity DOXA's product manager Urs Eschle is the father of what many consider to be the modern dive watch. Collaborating with Jacques Cousteau and the US Divers Company, the DOXA SUB became the first professional grade dive watch available to the general public. It was more than water-tight, displaying the US Navy's No-Decompression table on its rotating bezel.

The DOXA SUB's orange dial was another innovation and a true departure from the dive watches that came before it. The result of extensive testing, orange was deemed to be the most visible color when submerged.

And a year later, DOXA solidified its place in watch making history with the Conquistador. The first dive watch with an integrated HRV (Helium Release Valve) available for sale to the general public.

With the quartz crisis of the 1970s, the SUB was consigned to history, until 2002 when the DOXA SUB was brought back in honor of its 75th anniversary. In 2003 DOXA released a DOXA SUB in honor of Clive Cussler, who helped secure DOXA in the hearts and minds of adventure fans around the world by placing a DOXA SUB on the wrist of the hero of his novels - Dirk Pitt.


The DOXA SUB has evolved from what began as a revolutionarily indispensible piece of dive equipment to an iconic timepiece that has set the standard for all dive watches that have followed since.

The year was 1967 and after several years of research, development the first SUB was launched. But this dive watch was unique in how it came to be - it was truly a team effort that was headed by Urs Eschel on the DOXA side, and Claude Wesly, a renowned diver who would be specially attuned to the needs of divers both professional and recreational. As a final quality assurance, the DOXA SUB 300 was given to no less than Jacques Cousteau. He and his team were so impressed with the quality of the watch that they made the 300 part of their standard equipment.

The 300 was updated to the 300T which provided a thicker, more robust case and a flat (not domed) hesalite crystal.

The DOXA SUB 300T Conquistador would be the next innovative DOXA SUB. This was the first dive watch equipped with an HRV (Helium Release Valve) to be sold to the general public, in 1969.

The DOXA SUB 250T followed in 1973.

The SUB 200 T-Graph, a dive watch with chronograph function was introduced in 1969.

The SUB 200 Coralline, Nymph and Sea Maid were DOXA's ladies dive watches and made their debut in 1972.

And just as suddenly as they arrived, with the quartz crisis of the 70s, DOXA phased out the production of the SUB.

The SUB resurfaced in 2002 with the DOXA SUB 300T Reissue.
This was first offered in two slightly different versions of the orange dialed Professional series

The SUB 300T Professional
The SUB 300T Seahunter - The Seahunter was produced and marketed in collaboration with Clive Cussler and his organization the Seahunters.
These SUBs were true departures from earlier DOXA SUB models.

Hot on the heels of this success, DOXA introduced the SUB 250 Sharkhunter which was a true homage to the original SUB 250T. This was a very limited production and sold out quickly.

Following these two "first salvos", DOXA knew that the demand for the SUB was real and not going away, and began a more standard collection which offered the look and feel of a vintage DOXA SUB in a modern, technically superior version.

The first of these more "serial" produced DOXA SUBs was the 600. This was followed by the 750T, the 750T GMT and the SUB 600TGraph.

For the 40th anniversary of the SUB, DOXA released the SUB1000T which was available in all four of the standard DOXA colors - Orange (Professional), Sharkhunter (Black), Caribbean (Blue) and Divingstar (Yellow).

Next up was the 5000T SeaConquerer, which drew its inspiration from the original Conquistador. It featured an integrated HRV (Helium Release Valve), a ratcheting wet suit clasp extension, and boasted water resistance to 5000 feet.
This was followed by the 800Ti - the first DOXA SUB to be offered in Titanium. Other firsts included the use of tritium tubes as opposed to Superluminova, making it the most legible SUB in nighttime conditions.

Following this was the SUB 1200T, which is available in Professional, Sharkhunter and Caribbean versions. And as the name would suggest, the 1200T is water resistant to 1200 meters.

The SUB 1500T offered an integral HRV (Helium Release Valve), water resistance to 5000 Feet or 1500 meters

The SUB 4000T offers an integral HRV (Helium Release Valve), water resistance to 4000 feet or 1220 meters, and most notable, a power reserve indicator.

Where is DOXA Located?
Montres DOXA SA is the parent company producing the DOXA SUB. The headquarters are in Bienne, Switzerland. The DOXA SUB is distributed exclusively by the Synchron, that is based in Vienna, Austria. The US is served by a dedicated sales and customer service team, with administrative office in Houston, Texas.

Where is the DOXA SUB Assembled?
The DOXA SUB is crafted, assembled, tested and finally shipped from Montres DOXA SA headquarters in Bienne, Switzerland. The Synchron group also acts as logistics center and from time to time DOXA SUBs will be shipped from Vienna, Austria.
Today's modern DOXA SUB is powered by ETA's self-winding movements.

DOXA ships orders twice per week via Federal Express. Watches typically arrive within 2 business days from ship date. DOXA handles all documentation for the shipment and delivery of the SUB. For the US, the cost of duties, customs and taxes are part of the purchase price. For the rest of the world, local taxes, duties, VAT will be determined by your local country.

DOXA's Return policy is really quite simple - you may return an un-used, un-worn DOXA SUB for a full refund less the shipping charges. If you are not happy with your DOXA SUB and wish to return it for any reason, please contact DOXA's Customer Support for an RMA (Return of Merchandise Authorization) form.


DOXA and the Cousteaus

It is not every dive watch that benefits from a partnership with perhaps the most famous diver of all time - Jacques Cousteau. While Mr. Cousteau worked with several watch brands, he was instrumental in the design and creation of the original DOXA SUB 300. But more than just a technical advisor of sorts, Mr. Cousteau was so impressed with the performance of the DOXA SUB that he made it standard equipment for several of the Calypso's voyages. But perhaps the strongest testimony he gave the DOXA SUB was in selecting it to be sold by his company US Divers.

But the Cousteau connection didn't stop there. In 2011 DOXA joined forces with Jacques Cousteau's son Jean-Michel and his Ocean's Future Society becoming the official watch for the team.

In 2014 Fabien Cousteau became the third generation of Cousteau to choose the DOXA SUB for his timing partner during his historic Mission 31 dive.

Every DOXA watch listed on this website is Swiss Made. The FHS (the Federation of the Swiss Watch Industry) enforces the Swiss law regulating the use of the "Swiss Made" label. Every DOXA dive watch listed on this site meets, and in many instances far exceeds these requirements. All of the DOXA watches sold on this site, and through our authorized DOXA resellers are 100% hand assembled in the heart of Switzerland. The Swiss Made label ("place of origin" in legal terms) enjoys a solid reputation throughout the world. “Swiss made" embodies a concept of quality that has been forged over the years. It includes the technical quality of watches (accuracy, reliability, water-resistance and shock-resistance), as well as their aesthetic quality (elegance and originality of design).


    Read what owners say about Doxa dive watches »

    J.E., Rancho Mirage, CA, DOXA SUB5000T Caribbean

    Just a short note to say that my Sub 5000T (68/5000) arrived in tact. It is an amazing watch and I could not be more satisfied. Special pricing made it possible sooner than I thought, and I believe I got a true bargain in a dive watch recognized around the world. My sincere thanks to all at Doxa who had a hand in producing my Seaconqueror.

    Read what owners say about DOXA dive watches »
    Joseph S., Sub 750T Professional #4093/5000

    I have to say it is an awesome piece.As an owner of a few Rolex's and Tags, I was recently thinking of adding a Rolex Sub to my collection.But the article in hr:Watches and your web site helped me in my decision.Now I have the right Sub a DOXA.Your service is great at my door in 4 days.This watch including the box it comes in far surrpass any Rolex I have and for a lot less money.Very pleased&impressed.

    Read what owners say about DOXA dive watches »
    Dean, Alberta, Canada, 2006 SUB750T Clive Cussler Professional Edition 4504/5000

    Thank you for a brilliant time piece. The watch looks a million times better in person than in the spectacular photos on the official forum and on the website (which are what sold me in the first place). This watch is unquestionably one of the finest watches I have ever purchased.

    I am very, very glad I bought this watch. Doxa's quick turnaround and prompt responses to all of my queries was also much appreciated. I normally hate waiting for things, but like a very few select other parts of my life this watch was well worth the 4 day wait.


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