If you know the heritage dive brand Doxa, you know they’re famous for three things: Dirk Pitt, distinctive cases, and orange dials that are bright enough to light up your life (and the lives of anyone within a 10-foot radius of you). Dirk Pitt is a fictional adventuring Doxa wearer, created in the mind of Clive Cussler, so we’re not going to cover him too much here. The case and the dial, however, are very much in evidence on the Doxa Sub 1200T Professional. So, if those sound like two things you’re into, read on.* It’s important to note that while Doxa has been around for a good long while (the name was registered in 1910), these days the brand is really about their dive watches, which came to the fore in the 1960s. Throughout their history, Doxa had kept their dive watches remarkably true to that 1960s vision — with a legible-yet-stylised dial design (often in that popping orange), broad-flanked cushion-shaped case and an aggressively milled bezel. Not only does this well serve the adage, ‘if it ain’t broke don’t fix it’, it’s also a good thing if you happen to have a cult dive design on your hands,…

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