DOXA SUB 5000T Seaconqueror diving watch
The recently unveiled DOXA SUB 5000T Seaconqueror diving watch is officially promoted to the flagship status. Designed to withstand water pressure of up to 5000 feet (1500 meters), the new range-topping Seaconqueror 5000T model will be limited to only 5000 copies.
Well, for a timekeeper, which is priced at just below $3000 and is designed for a rather narrow niche of mechanical tool watches, the limit of five thousand pieces basically means that it will be in production for at least a couple of years before being replaced with another flagship.
The submersible features a 45mm body machined and satin brushed from a single piece of stainless steel. The case is not terribly huge, however, the relatively small-diameter rotating bezel somewhat distorts the proportions.
Inside the case is hidden the ETA 2892 automatic movement.
While most divers tend to use normal versions of the caliber, this one is presented in a top-grade quality using high-grade parts you won’t find on a standard-issue ebauche.
In fact, it is a real chronometer movement, which is officially certified by the Swiss-based COSC authority.
Since the watch is rated for impressive 1500 meters of depth with its enormous pressures, it is also equipped with a helium release valve, a ratcheting dive suit extension clasp, DOXA‘s no-decompression dive table bezel (US patent N. 3505808), anti-reflective, scratch resistant domed sapphire crystal whole 3 millimeters thick and 42 hours of power reserve.
The huge winding/setting crown that protrudes from the right side of the case is on a larger side of the family and may sometimes sting the palm of your hand.
However, this is the price you pay for a tool watch, which is supposed to be operated by gloved hands.
The most interesting thing about the SUB 5000T Seaconqueror is the way its bracelet is attached to the body. Here, DOXA employs not ordinary spring bars but a set of special screws insuring that the expensive watch won’t be lost in the sea.
The DOXA SUB 5000T Seaconqueror‘s factory price is set at $2990.
DOXA SUB 5000T Seaconqueror diving watch specification:
Price range: $2990
Movement: Self-winding, automatic, ETA 2892
Case material: Stainless Steel
Dial color: Orange
Strap: Steel Bracelet
Water resistance: 5000ft / 1500m
Case diameter: 45mm
Tags: 1500 m, 45 mm, 5000T, diving watch, DOXA, ETA 2892, Seaconqueror, submersible