During its early days, Doxa was perhaps best known for the watches and watch and clock movements they developed for the automobile industry. Doxa’s founder, Georges Ducommun, was a car nut who had a gas station at his residence. Today Mr. Ducommun’s former home is Switzerland’s largest horological museum, and the gas pumps can still be found there. His passion led Ducommun to design and development an 8-day movement to power the dashboard clocks of the legendary Bugatti automobiles.
2009 marks Doxa’s 120th anniversary and in honor of Mr. Ducommun’s achievements, Doxa introduces the Doxa Ultraspeed in a limited edition of 150 pieces. The 44mm stainless steel Ultraspeed is powered the Valjoux 7750 with power reserve indicator. The watch features anti-reflective sapphire crystals front and back, and it comes with a 1 year warranty.