Today, Doxa has announced that the highly sought-after Doxa Army is back, but this time in stainless steel with two different bezel options to choose from. The Doxa Army that was released back in April sold out instantaneously. It was the first time we were seeing “Doxa” bear its name on the dial of this specific watch since it was first issued to the Swiss Army elite divers unit in 1969. The watch was true to the original in aesthetic, but modern in form, sporting a matte black ceramic case, matte black ceramic lumed bezel and a titanium screw-down crown; it’s no wonder that so few were able to get their hands on it. The difference today is that the stainless steel Doxa Army is a non-limited production and available to the masses.
The Doxa Army dial is as funky as it has ever been. Its distinct layout and design is noticeable from across the room, a street or in quick passing. I’ve said this on record plenty of times, but the dial diameter of a Doxa Sub 300/300T is the reason why the watch looks so good on wrist despite the chunky cushion case. The black minute track on the Doxa Army shrinks the dial even more and borders the sand beige dial center. The hour markers within the minute track are of the same tone as the center, but slightly darker. Black block markers bleed into the beige dial center, further contrasting the hour markers on the dial. The result of this design is akin to a checkered flag and makes for a distinctive dial.