50 years after the DOXA Army was born, the iconic Swiss watch brand honours its history with the Swiss Army’s elite divers unit by reissuing, for the first time, a limited edition of the famous model that has become an instantly recognizable cult timepiece.
Limited to only 100 pieces and launched in collaboration with DOXA’s partner, Watches of Switzerland.
In 1966, the Swiss Army sets up a special force of military divers, trained to become an elite corps. The first members of this highly specialized Swiss diving unit begin training in 1968. It is also around this time that the DOXA SUB 300T passes the stringent evaluation procedure set up by the Swiss Army for the items that would be part of the standard equipment issued to its divers. Approximately 150 SUB 300T Professional watches are issued to the Swiss Army’s elite divers.
1969: Within the framework of its collaboration with the Swiss Army, DOXA develops a dedicated model, aptly designated “Army” – and branded “The ideal watch for military divers”. The distinctive matte black case, matte black insert diving bezel and sand-beige dial eliminate any risk of glare whilst ensuring excellent readability in low visibility conditions.
Today, more than 50 years after its debut, DOXA and its Anglo-American partner Watches of Switzerland are reissuing the DOXA Army in a very small Limited Edition of only 100 pieces.
This reissue remains painstakingly faithful to the original design, with the black matte ceramic case and COSC-certified precision movement adding a subtle dimension of materials and performance that is in tune with our times.
The case of the DOXA Army is made of matte black ceramic to be as close as possible to the original piece and is topped with a sapphire crystal. The case and therefore the movement it protects is resistant to a pressure of 30 bars (300 meters).
All dive-related indications have a Super-LumiNova® luminescent coating for optimal legibility in low-light conditions. The DOXA Army is delivered with two straps - black FKM rubber and NATO with camouflage pattern - in a special case for this series, which features the original camouflage pattern of the Swiss Army of the time.