Creating a timepiece that needs to pay homage while simultaneously capturing the imagination of the horological community is no mean feat in fact, it's fraught with failure. Time and time again, we've seen new watches based on vintage timepieces be unveiled, only to have them fall flat on their crystal-domed faces. Unveiled at this year's Baselworld, the DOXA SUB 200 aims to avoid the same fate as some of its counterparts. Based off the first-ever commercially available timepiece with a helium escape valve, which DOXA famously co-created with Rolex and released in 1967, the new SUB 200 has a lot to live up to. We've been able to spend a bit of time with the new amphibious timepiece and, thankfully, the initial impressions are good. For a start, the design of the 316L stainless steel case, which measures 42mm across and 14mm thick, has been very thoroughly thought-out, and gives a decent level of classic flair without looking like a pastiche. It's more rounded than you may think, and due to shorter, curved lugs, the argument could be made that despite the measurements, the SUB 200 actually wears more like a 41mm watch. Those wanting to take the dive…

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