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Doxa’s New Pacific Blue 600T Is the First With a Titanium Case

DOXA SUB 600T

Doxa means colour. Their signature orange – chosen after underwater testing in Swiss lakes – is about as eye-catching as a dial can get, with their aquamarine, yellow et al. not far behind. I love them all, but then I’m a sucker for an ostentatious dial (I own four yellow watches, go figure).

However, if your wristwear is a touch more wallflower than wacky, I can imagine Doxa’s eye-watering hues can be a touch off-putting. Well, no longer – or at least, while stocks last – thanks to the diving specialist’s latest limited edition, the SUB 600T Pacific.

DOXA SUB 600T

The ‘Pacific’ in question is what Doxa is calling their new medium blue. It’s a lovely colour, slightly lighter than the usual marine-based hues we’re used to, including Doxa’s own navy, but still easily wearable. It’s nice. Not ground-breaking, but nice.

What’s perhaps more interesting is that this is the first time in the SUB 600’s 40-year history that it’s offered in a titanium case. I much prefer this rendition to Doxa’s carbon efforts. Not only do I just prefer titanium as a material, that unique grey works flawlessly with the particular, pacific shade.

DOXA SUB 600T

Otherwise, the SUB 600T is the same as ever, with the same chunky, over-the-top toolwatch aesthetics (although measuring in at a wearable 40mm) and the impressive 600m water resistance the watch takes its name from. That also includes the patented dive bezel with both time and depth.

DOXA SUB 600T

As for how this watch came about – the Pacific theme comes from a collaboration with Time + Tide over in Australia. You wouldn’t know that unless told, which I personally appreciate. It shows a restraint that some collabs just don’t have.

The watch is limited to 200 pieces worldwide which for a unique – not to mention lovely – rendition of the SUB 600T is not many at all, especially as it’ll set you back just CHF 1,890. It won’t be hanging around for long.

Price & Specs:

Model: DOXA SUB 600T
Case/Dial: 40mm x 47.6mm diameter x 14.15mm height, brushed titanium case, pacific blue dial
Water resistance: 600m (60 bar)
Movement: Sellita SW 200-1 mechanical calibre, automatic, 26 rubies
Frequency: 28,800 vph (4 Hz)
Power reserve: 38h
Functions: Hours, minutes, seconds
Strap: Pacific blue rubber
Price/availability: CHF 1,890, limited to 200 pieces

More details at DOXA.

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Sam Kessler

Legend has it that Sam’s first word was ‘escapement’ and, while he might have started that legend himself, he’s been in the watch world long enough that it makes little difference. As the editor of Oracle Time, he’s our leading man for all things horological – even if he does love yellow dials to a worrying degree. Owns a Pogue; doesn’t own an Oyster Perpetual. Yet.