During this summer season, Swiss watch brand DOXA is introducing its the stainless steel SUB 300 COSC in 6 different color schemes: Orange Professional, Silver Searambler, Black Sharkhunter, Navy Caribbean, Yellow Divingstar and Turquoise Aquamarine. Available with a matching rubber strap or with a stainless steel bracelet, the new edition is comprised of 12 versions in total.
Also a COSC Certified Chronometer, the new SUB 300 stainless steel model is a robust and reliable diver, rated to a depth of 300 meters (30 BAR, about 984 feet).
In 1967, DOXA launched the revolutionary SUB concept, considered to be the first truly purpose-designed diver’s watch for a broad audience. The radical innovations it introduced at the time quickly made it the benchmark for professionals, too. Rated to a depth of 300 meters (30 ATM), it was the first of its kind to feature a unidirectional bezel with dual markings for dive times and depths for calculating and monitoring no-decompression dives.
At the time, the US Navy no-decompression dive table was the be-all and end-all, enabling divers to first determine and then monitor the time they could remain at a predetermined depth and still ensure a safe return to the surface – without having to make a decompression stop on the way back up. DOXA engineers took the US Navy’s calculations and incorporated them into two separate scales on the bezel, one orange for the outer “depth” ring and the other black for the inner “time” ring – a DOXA patent.
The first to feature a bright orange dial, in daring contrast to the conventional black or white diver’s watches of the day, the instantly recognizable SUB 300 soon became a legend in its own time.
Starting 1968, the SUB 300 became easy to spot on the wrists of divers jumping from the deck of the Calypso every week to take millions of TV viewers on the thrilling missions of “The Undersea World of Jacques Cousteau” Team Undersea Odyssey”. Already a living legend back then, Commander Jacques-Yves Cousteau – co-inventor of the Aqua Lung underwater breathing apparatus and spiritual father of modern scuba diving – was so fond of the SUB 300 that he secured exclusive distribution rights in the United States for his company, US Divers.
From 2015, the SUB 300 is available as a limited edition in only three dial colors with orange, black and silver. For the brand’s 130th Anniversary, DOXA Watches is launching the DOXA SUB 300 in 6 colors and 12 versions, all vibrant, bright, full of summer zest and ready for adventure. Not to forget the iconic “beads of rice” bracelet, also made of stainless steel.
DOXA Watches introduces rubber straps in colors for a tone-on-tone match with the dials, a first for its collections and a sporty alternative to the steel bracelet. Made from soft and supple rubber, these new straps come with the DOXA hallmarks on both sides and provide an amazingly comfortable fit.
Resistant to wear and tear and purpose-designed, the strap features a folding clasp with the “DOXA fish” symbol and comes with a diver’s extension for quick and fiddle-free adjustment over a wetsuit.
Thus, the 2020 edition of the SUB 300 remains true to its roots while embracing the times in which it lives.
The rubber strap exudes not just a sportier but also a more urban vibe: an evolution that takes this watch concept into the future, with a high-performance material at the service of functionality.
DOXA has always taken great care in improving its diver’s watches, in particular the most emblematic of all, the SUB 300. It is and always will be ranked among the very few diver’s watches to have made a mark on Swiss watchmaking history.
All the self-winding mechanical movements that power the SUB 300 undergo the rigorous certification process of the prestigious COSC (“Contrôle Officiel Suisse des Chronomètres”), which guarantees the timepiece’s chronometric performance and scrupulous compliance with the highest standards in terms of precision, reliability, shock resistance, automatic winding and ease of maintenance.
The SUB 300 has a diameter of 42.5 mm and is water resistant to a depth of 300 meters for maximum freedom of undersea exploration.
Its scratch-resistant sapphire crystal, treated with an antireflective coating, echoes the domed plexiglass of the first SUB generations. The COSC-certified automatic movement ensures a power reserve of 38 hours.
All dive-related markings have a Super-LumiNova® luminescent coating to ensure optimum readability during dives under low visibility conditions.
The indices are clearly visible, as is the dual indication of dive time in minutes and depth in feet on the patented unidirectional rotating bezel for calculating and monitoring no-decompression dive times.
The inserts of the diving scale through the inner ring of the bezel are black, with a dot at 12 o’clock. The depth indications in meters on the outer bezel ring are in color – orange, yellow or blue – for visual differentiation, with a Super-LumiNova® dot at 12 o’clock.
Model: SUB 300 COSC
821.10.351.10 (orange dial, stainless steel bracelet)
821.10.351.21 (orange dial, orange rubber strap)
821.10.021.10 (silver dial, stainless steel bracelet)
821.10.021.20 (silver dial, black rubber strap)
8126.96.36.199 (black dial, stainless steel bracelet)
8188.8.131.52 (black dial, black rubber strap)
8184.108.40.206 (navy dial, stainless steel bracelet)
8220.127.116.11 (navy dial, navy rubber strap)
821.10.361.10 (yellow dial, stainless steel bracelet)
821.10.361.31 (yellow dial, yellow rubber strap)
818.104.22.168 (turquoise dial, stainless steel bracelet)
822.214.171.124 (turquoise dial, turquoise rubber strap)
Diameter: 42.50 mm x 45.00 mm – Thickness 13.40 mm
Crystal: Glass box sapphire
Unidirectional bezel, lug width: 20 mm
Stainless steel screw-in case back – Screw-down crown
Water resistance: 300 meters, equivalent to 30 BAR, about 984 feet
Painted indices highlighted with Super-LumiNova® luminescent material
Hands highlighted with Super-LumiNova® luminescent material
Painted outer minute track
Stainless steel – unidirectional rotation
Outer ring: Diving depths in meters (orange or yellow or turquoise), Super-LumiNova® dot at 12 o’clock
Inner ring: Diving times in minutes (black), 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 and date
Choice of stainless steel “rice bead” bracelet with folding clasp, exclusive “DOXA fish”, symbol with diver’s extension for quick adjustment to wet-suit and black rubber strap or tone-on-tone strap (to match dial color) with folding clasp, exclusive “DOXA fish” symbol, with diver’s extension for quick adjustment to wet-suit
Suggested retail price
CHF 2,450.00 for the version with the rubber strap
CHF 2’490.00 for the version with the stainless steel “beads of rice” bracelet