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.