DOXA Sub 600T Searambler 'Aubry'

DOXA Sub 600T Searambler 'Aubry'

Why We Love It

Here at Analog:Shift, we’re known for our love of DOXA.

In any flavor, any color, from the common yet wonderful orange-dialed Sub 300T Professional to the black-dialed Sharkhunter, the ARMY, and anything in between, we’ve counted them in our personal collections and offered them on our site. 

During the second half of the 20th century, DOXA was bought and sold numerous times. In 1978 under the Aubry Freres Company, DOXA would continue to produce their cushion-cased watches that we all know and love, but also went on to release a new line with an entirely different case design. The example offered here is one such watch. With increased water resistance, a 4:00 crown position, a new bracelet design, and interestingly - an asymmetrical and slightly smaller 39.5mm case, the 600T was born.

This particular version is a Searambler model, featuring a silver sunburst dial with lovely patinated Tritium indices and a matching handset, a black rotating dive timing bezel and a matching signed steel bracelet.

Lesser-known than its cushion-cased siblings and objectively more rare, this 'Aubry era' model remains in outstanding condition throughout and has clearly been spared the rough environments that most DOXAs have been subjected to. 

This is your chance to grab an excellent example of an if you know, you know DOXA Sub.

The Story

DOXA began Research and Development for the Sub 300 in 1964, under a team helmed by Urs Eschle, the brand's head of operations, who consulted professional divers including none other than the father of SCUBA himself, Jacques-Yves Cousteau.

Since wearability was crucial, Eschle designed a large case with wide rounded lugs. For the dial, the team tested many colors (orange, yellow, turquoise, and red) in the waters of Neuchatel Lake. An unprecedented amount of tritium was also used on the hands and hour indices. 

The team implemented a unidirectional bezel with an innovative insert: the U.S. Navy No Decompression chart, with the outer depth scale in orange and the minute scale in black, to allow divers to gauge how much air was in left in their tanks. Rounding out the Sub 300's innovative design was a beads-of-rice bracelet that was the first to implement an ratcheting expandable clasp capable of fitting over a diver's wetsuit without having to remove links.



SKU: AS04782

Stainless steel case is approximately 39.5mm (excluding crown). Calibre 2872 automatic-winding movement by ETA. Circa 1980s.

Overall Condition: The case is in outstanding condition showing only light wear consistent with age and use. Luminous sunburst silver dial is in equally outstanding condition with light even patination and matching handset. Signed crown.

Includes stainless steel multi-link bracelet with straight ends and signed locking clasp with divers extension.

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