The late ’60s and early ’70s were a great time for dive watches, as Scuba Diving was growing in popularity and watches (still a fundamental piece of gear) were bestowed with new technologies and interesting designs. The heavy-hitting Doxa divers from that era are a testament to that, and as such the orange-dialed Sub 300T “Professional” from the brand has become something of an icon. But the brand also produced a small number of yellow-dialed Sub 300T “Divingstar,” and rarer still was a version co-branded with Swedish diving equipment company Poseiden.
You can probably see where this is going: Doxa is celebrating that obscure tidbit of its history with a limited edition reissue of the Poseiden-branded Divingstar. Visually, the overall result is a pretty spot-on recreation of the original, but it has lots of modernizing touches. The depth-rating, for instance, is an overkill 1,200 meters (four times more than the original). The watch also uses a modern synthetic sapphire crystal (as opposed to plastic), is powered by an ETA 2824 automatic movement, and features a helium escape valve, a technology the brand pioneered back in the 1960s.
Since this is a limited edition, Doxa plans on making only 300 of these Poseiden-branded watches. Despite being limited and packing so many features, it comes in at a fairly reasonable price: $2,490. Better yet, the watch has opened up for pre-ordering, and if you secure one now, you can get it for just $1,990.
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