The heavy-duty Doxa SUB 4000T Professional line of diving watches has finally received a new rotating bezel that features a scratch-resistant sapphire insert. As the name implies, the watch is still rated for pretty much impressive 4000 feet of water resistance that can be roughly converted into 1220 meters of bone-crushing depth.
Compared to the Doxa SUB 4000T Professional 10th Anniversary Diver that was presented in late 2010, the new watch has become a tad smaller.
Its unusually shaped stainless steel case slightly contracted to 46 millimeters in width, although it still retains its traditional massive presence.
Hidden inside the polished and satin-finished body is the Swiss made automatic movement.
Since the layout of the dial remains unchanged, I can infer that the watch is still powered by the same ETA 2897 self-winding ebauche, which is basically the good ole’ ETA 2892-A2 with a power reserve module attached to it.
As usual for their Professional line, the Swiss watchmaker offers the watch with a high-contrast, extremely easy to read dial with black and orange color scheme, which is nicely accented by white Superluminova (the lume will glow green in the dark.)
Thanks to the new bezel insert, Doxa managed to also paint the unidirectional rotating bezel in the same black and orange colors, which will not only make it easier to read, but will also make it look more expensive and, also, desirable.
The watchmaker plans to limit this timekeeper to just 200 numbered pieces.
See also: Doxa Splash Gent Quartz Diver
Doxa SUB 4000T Professional automatic diving watch specification
Price: $3890 (MSRP)
Movement: Automatic, Caliber ETA 2897, Swiss Made
Number of jewels: 21
Movement frequency: 28,800 vph
Movement decoration: No data
Functions: Hours, minutes, date, power reserve
Power reserve: 42 hours
Case material: Stainless steel
Bezel material: Stainless steel, sapphire inlay, luminous diving scale
Crown material: Matches case
Case shape: Tonneau
Bezel shape: Round
Case size: 46.00 mm
Case height: No data
Lug width: No data
Hour markers: Luminous, applied
Water resistance: 1220 meters (4000 ft.)
Strap: Stainless steel bracelet with folding clasp and diving-suit extension system
Crystal: Sapphire, antireflective
Case back: Solid, engraved, screw-down