The SUB 300 Aqua Lung US Divers builds a bridge between the past and the future. It is the first time the legendary SUB 300 comes in carbon
In 1967, DOXA launches the revolutionary SUB concept with the SUB 300, considered to be the first truly purpose-designed diver’s watch that is also accessible to the general public. The radical innovations it introduces quickly make it the benchmark for professionals, too. Rated to 30 ATM, i.e. water resistance to a depth of 300 meters, it marked a first with a patented rotating bezel that allowed the diver to calculate and monitor no-decompression dive times based on the official US Navy dive tables. The watch soon also becomes easily recognizable because of another first: instead of the conventional black or white dials of the time, the SUB’s dial is bright orange. The legend begins.
More than 50 years after its launch, true to its unique tradition of innovation, the legendary SUB 300 is now reinterpreted in carbon. The SUB 300 Aqua Lung US Divers pays tribute to a rich past while reconnecting with Aqua Lung: the brand that embraced the SUB concept in the early days, through an official partnership that has just been signed to coincide with this product premiere. The SUB 300 Aqua Lung US Divers – a bridge from the past to the future.
Jan Edöcs, CEO of DOXA Watches, comments: “DOXA has been experiencing an unprecedented revival over the past 12 months. The brand’s unique history, the quality of our watches and our ability today to innovate and project ourselves into the future while staying true to our DNA are the key ingredients of a strategy that remains faithful to the principle established in 1889 by Georges Ducommun: to design and produce watches of high technical quality that are reliable and affordable. We are very proud of our heritage, and particularly happy to experience a success today, the fruit of passionate work.
Forged carbon provides DOXA with an advanced and stylistic material to build on the heritage of the SUB 300.
So light compared to its stainless steel peers, the SUB 300 in forged carbon gains an urban camouflage vibe. Jet black alternating with shades of charcoal: The iridescent effect plays with reflections that change with the intensity of ambient light, making the watch more radical and contemporary.
Far from the conventional classic black cases, the texture and colors of forged carbon are simply unique. Matte, raw, high-tech, the material seems both very compact and irregular. This very particular non-homogeneous pattern, achieved by working with randomly oriented carbon fibers, creates a subtle balance between the deference to its roots and the indomitable drive to break new ground – just as the SUB 300 did way back then. Thus, the SUB 300 Carbon Aqua Lung US Divers builds on its origins while cultivating an edgier, more technical but also a more urban look. Far from betraying its heritage, this spark of radical daring places it in the future by putting an advanced high-performance material high-performance at the service of functionality.
With a diameter of 42.5 mm, the SUB 300 Carbon Aqua Lung US Divers features a pressure-resistant titanium chamber and a screw-down crown to protect the movement. This watch is rated to a depth of 300 meters, allowing maximum freedom of undersea exploration. Its scratch-resistant sapphire crystal, treated with an antireflective coating, echoes the domed plexiglass of early SUB generations. The COSC-certified automatic movement ensures a power reserve exceeding 40 hours.
All dive-related markings have a Super-LumiNova® luminescent coating to ensure optimum readability during dives under low visibility conditions. This is the first time DOXA employs a bright yellow minute hand. It’s the same yellow as the exclusive Aqua Lung logo placed at 7 o’clock. Next to it, the designation “SUB 300 Sharkhunter Carbon.” The watch is fitted with a black soft rubber strap for exceptional wear comfort, with a black PVD-treated folding clasp featuring the exclusive “DOXA fish” symbol.
About Aqua Lung
In 1943, Jacques-Yves Cousteau and Émile Gagnan break new ground invent a truly reliable, portable and scalable compressed air regulator for underwater use: the Aqua Lung. Today, Aqua Lung remains a leader in the design, development and manufacture of scuba diving and water sports equipment. Its expertise in technical, military and leisure applications is reflected in a global reach that spans more than 60 countries.
Aqua Lung focuses on innovation and customer service, and is committed to designing, manufacturing and offering quality equipment for both recreational and professional diving.
Aqua Lung offers equipment adapted to all diving styles, from weekend outings to full-fledged exploration missions, for an incomparable underwater experience – as is the case with DOXA watches.
2020 indeed heralds the prospect of a long and rewarding “DOXA x Aqua Lung” collaboration.
Suggested retail price: 4’790.00.- EURO