History of Doxa
Doxa was founded by Georges Ducommun in the Jura Mountains in 1889. One of 13 children, he left school at the age of 12 to become a watchmaking apprentice. By the age of 20, he had his very own watch repair workshop and naturally grew his business to produce his own timepieces. He is best known for his 8-day caliber which he developed for the car and aviation industries. In the 1950s the company unveiled its Bauhaus-inspired Grafic line and in 1967 it launched its famous profession diving line, the Doxa Sub, both of which are still bestsellers today.
Five interesting facts about Doxa
1 – Glory in Greek
Doxa means glory in Greek.
2 – Deliveries on foot
George Ducommun often made his deliveries on foot, frequently covering distances of 20km or more.
3 – The first deliveries
The first workshop was in the backyard of Georges Ducommun’s house.
4 – Famous clocks
Doxa made clocks for Bugatti, Mercedes, and Peugeot.
5 – The Doxa-Sub professional diving watches
The Doxa-Sub professional diving watches were issued to the Swiss military.