Gourmet Time Wear

Moments in Time: Bright Time

The underwater photo was taken In Northern Mariana Islands, Saipan and is the backdrop for the colorful collection of SUB-200 C-GRAPH diver’s watches from the house of Doxa. Photo Courtesy Doxa. Handout via The Gourmet Gazette

As World Ocean Day approaches on June 8th, it’s time to take the plunge with one of the most iconic of diving watches, the Doxa diving watches. It was back in 1967, over 50 years ago that the house was the very first brand to introduce orange into a sea of white, gray and black dials. It was a purpose-driven choice, its bright color is highly visible underwater.

Today the house has brought out a new collection of a diver’s watch, the SUB-200 C-GRAPH with a mechanical self-winding chronograph. The timepiece’s 45 mm case is fashioned in high quality stainless steel while its screw-down crown further ensures its water resistance to 200 meters (650 feet). All dive related indications are treated with a SuperLumiNova® luminescent coating to ensure optimum legibility in low-visibility conditions. The watch’s Swiss automatic movement offers a power reserve of about 48 hours.

The watch is available in 6 colors with each color having two versions: either outfitted with the iconic stainless steel rice bead bracelet with its diver’s extension clasp for a quick wrist size adjustment when wearing a wet or dry suit or with a new sporty resistant rubber strap that matches the dial color. The dial colors have evocative names like the Silver Searambler, the Black Sharkhunter, the Navy Caribbean, the Yellow Divingstar and the Turquoise Aquamarine in addition to the Orange Professional the dial color fist introduced in 1967. The house of Doxa was founded in 1889 by Georges Ducommun when he was only 21-years-old. Doxa means glory in Greek. The Jenny family, a family active in watchmaking for four generations, acquired Doxa in 1997 and the house today is headquartered in Bienne, Switzerland with Romeo F. Jenny at the helm.
©Trish Valicenti for The Gourmet Gazette

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