DOXA has been synonymous with dive watches since the debut of the SUB 300T, Doxa’s inaugural diver, at Basel in 1966. It was an instant classic, and eventually made famous by the oceanic explorer Jacques Cousteau. Since its rebirth in the early 2000s, DOXA has kept their line of dive watches true to the brand’s heritage with the classic tonneau case, orange dial, iconic hands, and unique no-decompression bezel. Of course, DOXA has made changes and incremental improvements over the years, but it has generally kept the style and feel of its watches the same.
That’s certainly true with the SUB 1200T, which combines classic styling and modern specs to create one of the most faithful modern interpretations of the vintage 300T (there’s also the soon-to-be-released SUB 300T heritage, a limited edition piece). With the 1200T, DOXA has kept intact the vintage size and look, but with some upgrades that include a screw down crown, sapphire crystal, greater depth rating, and a robust beads-of-rice bracelet. So, basically what we have here is a vintage watch built to modern specs, and that’s something I can certainly stand behind. Let’s take a closer look.