This limited series DOXA SUB 300 diving watch made from forged carbon is the result of a partnership that reconnects two legendary brands: DOXA x Aqua Lung. This timepiece is limited to 300 numbered pieces. It is the first time the legendary SUB 300 comes in carbon.
In 1967, DOXA launched 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. Water resistant 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 became easily recognizable because of another first: instead of the conventional black or white dials of the time, the SUB’s dial is bright orange.
Since then, DOXA has continuously perfected its diver’s watches, and in particular the most emblematic of all, the SUB 300, which remains one of the rare diver’s watches to have made its mark in Swiss watchmaking history.
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.
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.
All the self-winding mechanical movements that power the 300 units of the SUB 300 Carbon Aqua Lung US Divers edition are certified by the prestigious COSC (“Contrôle Officiel Suisse des Chronomètres”), which guarantees the chronometric performance and scrupulous compliance with requirements in terms of precision, reliability, shock resistance, automatic winding and ease of maintenance.
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 plexi-glass of early SUB generations. The COSC-certified automatic movement ensures a power reserve exceeding 40 hours.
Also a distinctive feature of this limited series of only 300 pieces: the use of carbon not only for the case but also for the dial –the discretion of black contrasts with the assertive presence of white and yellow.
All dive-related markings have a Super-LumiNova® luminescent coating to ensure optimum readability during dives under low visibility conditions. The white indices are clearly visible, as is the dual indication of dive time in minutes and depth in feet on the famous patented unidirectional rotating bezel for calculating and monitoring no-decompression dive times. The inserts of the diving scale defined by the bezel are white, with a white dot at 12 o’clock. The depth indications in feet on the outer bezel ring bezel are yellow for visual differentiation, with a yellow dot at 12 o’clock.
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.
The SUB 300 Carbon Aqua Lung US Diver is available now for purchase on the new DOXA website.
Model: SUB 300 Carbon Aqua Lung US Divers
Diameter: 42.50 mm x 45.00 mm
Thickness: 13.40 mm
Crystal: Glass box sapphire
Unidirectional rotating bezel (see below)
Chamber and screw-in case back in titanium
Lug width: 20 mm
Water resistance: 300 meters, equivalent to 984 feet
Black forged carbon
Painted indices highlighted with white Super-LumiNova® luminescent inserts
Minute hand highlighted with white Super-LumiNova® luminescent insert
Painted minute track
Black forged carbon
Outer ring: Diving depths in feet (yellow), Super-LumiNova®dot at 12 o’clock
Inner ring: Diving times in minutes (white), dot at 12 o’clock
Mechanical self-winding, 3 hands, COSC Certified Chronometer
Power reserve: 42 hours
Frequency: 28’800 vibrations per hour (4.0 Hz)
25 rubies– with DOXA decorations
Hours, minutes, seconds, date
Folding clasp with black PVD coating, exclusive “DOXA fish” symbol
87 grams (3.06 ounces)
Limited edition of only 300 numbered pieces
Suggested retail price