Limited to a lot of only 150 units, this timepiece refers to the times when sports cars were even more exclusive pieces of machinery than Swiss Made luxury watches, available only to those truly reach and famous.
Just like the Xemex XE 5000 Ivory chronograph watch that went on sale last year, the new Doxa Ultraspeed is based on the standard Valjoux 7750 ETA caliber, but nevertheless features an additional complication of power reserve indicator.
Located at 3 o’clock, the small indicator manages to successfully counterweigh the large subsidiary seconds sub-dial placed at 9 o’clock.
The pair of chronograph totalizers with their lifebuoy-styled rims makes the dial look less morbid, while, at the same time, making it clear that this is indeed a DOXA watch.
A rather small date window is placed between the 4 o’clock and the 5 o’clock marks. And there is also a standard 60 to 500 km/h tachymeter scale.
Since DOXA has a huge experience in creating diving watches that must be not only waterproof, but also legible in just about any lighting conditions, this particular model, too features a high-contrast, easily readable dial.
The thin sword-shaped hands, as well as the large rectangular hour markers are covered with generous amount of high-quality Superluminova luminous substance, which is known for its bright, long-lasting glow.
All this beauty is encased in a polished stainless steel body 44mm in diameter with a rather large winding crown that sports a tiretread-imitating ring of rubber and a pair of comfortable-looking chronograph pushpieces placed at their usual spots at 2 and 4 o’clock.
DOXA S.A. now sells the watch through its own web site at a factory price of $3490 US dollars, shipping included.
Photos: DOXA Watches
DOXA Ultraspeed limited edition chronograph watch specification
Price range: $3490 (MSRP)
Movement: Automatic, ETA Valjoux 7750, Swiss Made
Functions: Hours, minutes, small seconds, date, chronograph, power reserve indicator
Power reserve: 42 hours
Case material: Stainless steel
Case diameter: 44.00 mm
Case height: No data
Water resistance: No data
Strap: Handmade genuine leather, 20 mm wide, signed stainless steel buckle
Crystal: Sapphire, antireflective, scratch resistant