This is a highly unusual Doxa for a few reasons. While Doxa Triple Calendar Chronographs can be found with relative ease, most you see will feature a white dial with a gold case. If you look a little harder, maybe you will find one with a stainless steel case with a black dial.
As you can already see, this one is super rare as it features a two-tone grey dial with a black outer date ring. What you may not have noticed, is the stainless steel case. Take a closer look at the lugs and you will see that this is not your average Doxa case. It has thick bevelled angular lugs that are sharply downturned.
The two-tone dial creates a beautiful contrast that is very reminiscent of the stylistic cues of the 50’s and together with the angular case, the overall look is very masculine and muscular, reminding me of a more interesting Spillman style case.
Moving on, this not only looked good but was a very practical watch back in its day. Featuring a triple calendar, showing the day, date and month and also a chronograph function. Trying to fit so much information in such a small space like a watch dial is always going to be a challenge but the layout is just perfect with two apertures at 12 o’clock showing the day and month with the outer ring and forth central hand pointing towards the date. Furthermore, the date can be quickset via mini-pushers located around the case, making using this watch very easy.
This extremely rare Doxa could really be the complete watch. Combining unusually good looks with legibility and functionality, it is a versatile watch that would work just as well under the cuff for formal occasions or with jeans and a t-shirt.