DOXA Army Stainless Steel

Swiss watch brand DOXA presents a modern, stainless steel version of its iconic DOXA Army model.

Introduced in 1967, the DOXA SUB 300 was the first 100% professional diving watch affordable to a wider public. It was designed and developed a team led by Urs Eschle, who was the head of development for DOXA watches of that era.

Long back in 1966, the Swiss Army had begun to set up units of professional military divers, trained as true elite troops. By 1969, DOXA SUB watches became the “official watches” of the Swiss Army’s elite divers unit.

Still within the framework of its military collaboration with the Swiss Army, DOXA developed a dedicated tool watch, aptly named “Army” that was marketed for the first time in 1968 – “The ideal watch for military divers.”

Recognizable with its black case, black bezel with black insert and sand-beige dial, the watch continues to ensure excellent readability underwater.

DOXA Army is one of the most sought-after vintage DOXA timepieces for collectors, thanks to its history with the Swiss Army and its original design.

Today, more than 50 years after its debut, DOXA pays tribute to this era with the reissue of the DOXA Army in stainless steel.

In April 2022 the brand launched a DOXA Army Black Ceramic model in a limited edition of 100 pieces in collaboration with its Anglo-American partner, Watches of Switzerland.

Inspired by the success of this collection, DOXA presents the stainless steel non-limited version with a sand-beige dial and, for the first time, a choice of bezel in bronze or steel with a ceramic insert in hunter green or black, respectively. It follows through on the design aesthetic of the original DOXA Army watch, adding a subtle touch of modernity and performance in tune with today.

The 42.50-millimeter case of the DOXA Army, machined from a block of 316L stainless steel, is topped with a sapphire crystal. The watch is resistant to a pressure of 30 ATM, equivalent to a depth of 300 meters or 984 feet.

This reissue model features a unidirectional rotating bezel in bronze –marking the first time ever that DOXA has used this metal in its collections – with a hunter green ceramic insert or in stainless steel with a black ceramic insert.

All diving-related indications are enhanced with a Super-LumiNova® luminescent coating to ensure optimal readability underwater.

This new timepiece is available with the choice of a stainless steel “beads of rice” bracelet with folding clasp and exclusive “DOXA fish” symbol or an FKM rubber strap in black or hunter green.

Included in the box with each Doxa Army comes is an additional NATO camouflage strap. The special case features the original camouflage pattern of the field uniform worn at the time by the Swiss Army.

The retail price range of the DOXA Army is CHF 1,950.00 to CHF 2,190.00.

The DOXA Army in stainless steel will be available from October 2022.

Technical details

Model: DOXA Army

References
785.10.031.10 / stainless steel bezel with black ceramic insert / stainless steel bracelet
785.10.031.20 / stainless steel bezel with black ceramic insert / black FKM rubber strap
785.60.031.10 / bronze bezel with hunter green ceramic insert / stainless steel bracelet
785.60.031.26 / bronze bezel with hunter green ceramic insert / hunter green FKM rubber strap
785.60.031.20 / bronze bezel with hunter green ceramic insert / black FKM rubber strap

Case
Material: Stainless steel
Diameter: 42.50 mm x 44.50 mm
Thickness: 11.95 mm
Sapphire crystal
Unidirectional rotating bezel in bronze or stainless steel
Screw-down crown, threaded stainless-steel case back
Water resistant to 30 ATM / 300 meters / 984 feet

Dial
Sand-beige dial
Orange hour and minute hands, coated with Super-LumiNova® luminescent material
White painted outside minute track

Bezel
Unidirectional rotating bezel
Bronze with hunter green ceramic insert or stainless steel with black ceramic insert
Numerals and dot at 12 o’clock coated with Super-LumiNova® luminescent material

Movement
ETA 2824
Swiss automatic mechanical movement
Power reserve: 38 hours
Frequency: 28,800 vph (4.0 Hz)
25 rubies, DOXA decorations

Indications
Hours, minutes, seconds, date

Bracelet / Strap
Stainless steel “beads of rice” bracelet, secured to the case with screws; folding clasp with wetsuit extension, decorated with ‘DOXA fish’ symbol.
FKM rubber strap in black or hunter green, folding clasp with adjustable wetsuit extension, decorated with ‘DOXA fish’ symbol
Additional NATO camouflage strap included in the box

Retail price
Stainless-steel bezel with black ceramic insert
– Stainless steel bracelet: CHF 1,990.00 / 2,090.00 EUR/USD
– FKM rubber strap: CHF 1,950.00 / 2,050.00 EUR/USD

Bronze bezel with hunter green insert
– Stainless steel bracelet: CHF 2,190.00 / 2,290.00 EUR/USD
– FKM rubber strap: CHF 2,150.00 / 2,250.00 EURO/USD