DOXA Resissues the DOXA Army in New Stainless Steel

What makes the DOXA Army stainless steel worth talking about –– by Gear Patrol Studios.

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Last April, DOXA unleashed its ceramic DOXA Army ‘Watches of Switzerland Edition’ model. While the release was limited to just 100 pieces, fans may have better luck securing the brand’s newest watch – the stainless steel DOXA Army.

The new watch is a reissue of the original DOXA Army from 50 years ago, an iconic watch that has received official recognition from the Swiss Army Divers and achieved true cult status. But beyond remaining immediately recognizable elements, the new reissue comes with several modern updates. Buckle up and read on to learn everything you need to know about the new stainless steel DOXA Army.

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Guy Tacheron

The Backstory

DOXA: A Swiss Legacy Steeped in Elite Diving History

In 1967, DOXA released the DOXA SUB 300. At that point, the watch became the first 100 percent professional diving watch available to a wider public. By 1969, DOXA SUB watches became the official watches of the Swiss Army’s entire elite divers unit and soon developed a sturdy tool watch – aptly named the “Army.”

Fast forward to today, and the DOXA Army has become one of DOXA’s most sought-after vintage timepieces. The new stainless steel reissue pays homage to the original watch’s storied history but offers fans a non-limited version of the iconic unit. So while the ceramic DOXA Army’s competitive, 100-piece release saw unprecedented success, fans and collectors alike will have a much better chance of bringing this stainless steel model home.

The Gist

How Does the Stainless Steel DOXA Army Compare to the Original?

Part of what makes this new release so exciting is that while the stainless steel watch pays homage to the original model’s dial (by adopting the same sand-beige colorway), for the first time ever, fans can choose between two different bezels.

Collectors can opt for either a bronze or steel bezel, with a ceramic insert in hunter green or black, respectively. Notably, this also marks the first time the brand has ever used bronze on any of its watches. DOXA emphasizes that “the DOXA Army follows through on the design aesthetic of the original” while adding “a subtle touch of modernity and performance in tune with today.”

The 42.5-millimeter case is made with 316L stainless steel, topped with a sapphire crystal, and boasts a 30 ATM pressure resistance (i.e. water resistant up to 300 meters). The new model will feature a unidirectional rotating bezel, Super-Luminova luminescent coating across all dive-related indications and a Swiss automatic (self-winding) movement.


The Stainless Steel DOXA Army Preserves the Original’s Aesthetic While Offering Fans More Power

Powered by 25 rubies and boasting a 38-hour power reserve, this reissue is set to carry the original DOXA Army into the future. The stainless steel unit comes with a matching stainless steel “beads of rice” bracelet, as well as an FKM rubber strap in black or hunter green.

Fans who get ahold of the watch will bring it home in a special case that features the original camouflage pattern used on the Swiss Army’s field uniform. As an added bonus, they’ll also receive an additional NATO camouflage strap in a matching print.

Available in October 2022, this watch will become a fantastic prize for the budding collector and a reliable EDC for the knowing fan.

Price: $2,050 – $2,290


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