DOXA’s signature diving watches were first developed in the lake of Neuchâtel, where they discovered that orange is the premier colour for the underwater world, or so the legend goes. And it’s true that they’ve been producing orange watches since 1967. However, the Sub 200 is now available in 7 colours as a new white version joins the line-up.
At its core, the new Sub 200 Whitepearl is identical to every Sub 200 that’s come before, down to its 42mm stainless steel case and 200m water resistance. But that’s not a bad thing as the Sub 200 has a classic utilitarian design and is great value at less than £1,000. The Whitepearl takes the design and reimagines it in complete white, from bezel to dial to rubber strap.
White will always be a popular colour for its stark purity, so its addition to the range makes a lot of sense. Although you’ll want to be sure to give it a thorough clean if you do take it down into the murky depths, which is arguably true of any diver. However, on land, it has a crisp and pleasant aesthetic that suits summer good times or even snowy escapes.
The Sub 200 is an entry-level diving watch so the movement inside is a workhorse calibre that doesn’t particularly stand out from the crowd. It’s Swiss-made, which is always great, but the 38-hour power reserve is a little lacklustre.
Doxa’s Whitepearl Sub 200 isn’t a game changing watch, but at £950 on a steel bracelet or £910 on a rubber strap it’s a nice addition to the collection. My only question is when are they going to jump on the 2021 trend and release a cool green version?
Price & Specs:
Model: DOXA SUB 200 Whitepearl
Reference: 799.10.011.23 (white, standard sized rubber strap)
799.15.011.23 (white, small sized rubber strap)
799.10.011.10 (white, stainless steel bracelet)
Case/Dial: 42mm diameter, stainless steel, white dial
Water resistance: 200m (20 bar)
Movement: ETA 2824-2, automatic, 25 jewels
Frequency: 28,800 vph (4 Hz)
Power Reserve: 38h
Functions: Hours, minutes, seconds, date
Strap: Rubber or stainless steel
Price/availability: £910 (rubber strap) and £950 (stainless steel bracelet)
More details at Doxa.