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Introducing The Doxa Sub 300 Carbon Aqua Lung US Divers Limited Edition

Introducing The Doxa Sub 300 Carbon Aqua Lung US Divers Limited Edition

Fast Take

I woke up earlier today and turned over in bed, checking the time on the orange-dialed Doxa Sub 300 50th Anniversary laying on my bedside table. Then, I browsed my messages and learned of another, extremely new, articulation of that equivalent watch. Reported recently, soon after our European companions were turning out of their beds, this is the new Doxa Sub 300 Carbon Aqua Lung US Divers. Keeping up the shape and presence of the exemplary Sub 300 shape, this new restricted version includes a case and bezel delivered in fashioned carbon and wearing a few brilliant yellow components, including the blessed Aqua Lung US Divers logo. 

Starting Thoughts

At 42.5mm x 13.4mm x 45mm, this carbon Sub 300 is practically indistinguishable in size to the 50th Anniversary models that continued it, beside being somewhat thicker (my calipers show my steel renditions at 13mm thick). In a shape that is basically a square with slanted sides, no 42.5mm watch wears like a Sub 300. The combination of the short hauls, the broadly dished case, and the little dial opening offer a remarkable appeal that is comfortable and feels less than you’d anticipate. Weighing 87 grams and fitted to a dark elastic tie with a dark PVD collapsing press button fasten, I’d need to envision this new LE wears well. All things considered, I truly trust this is one we will see – and take a stab at – sooner or later in the close future. 

Dating back to 1967, the Sub 300 is quite possibly the most notable instrument jump observes at any point made, and this is the first occasion when it has highlighted a carbon case. For those keeping track of who’s winning, it’s additionally the first occasion when that the brand has utilized a yellow moment hand. The three most remarkable components here are the carbon case, the Aqua Lung logo on the dial, and the valuing, so how about we dive in a bit.

The case, which is coordinated by a carbon dial, utilizes a produced carbon external case shape mounted to a titanium inward case that gets the screw-down crown and caseback (additionally in titanium). This arrangement, of having an external carbon structure mounted to an inside case component, isn’t uncommon for manufactured carbon watches, particularly at this value point. The bezel is additionally made of manufactured carbon, and I think the apparent blend of the carbon is pleasantly complemented by the yellow accents. So, to my eyes, it’s a carbon Sub 300, and it’s very rad. 

The U.S. Jumpers “Water Lung” logo has a backstory that is profoundly established in the birthplaces of the Sub 300 and the development of SCUBA and game making a plunge the ’60s. While I think I’ll leave the entire story to Jason Heaton, the Aqua-Lung was an early SCUBA framework grew somewhat by Jacques Cousteau. He would later found the U.S. Jumpers Company as a dispersion strategy for the water lung (the item) and other plunging hardware, including a plunge watch he adequately preferred to become its sole wholesaler in the States – the Doxa Sub 300. If it’s not too much trouble, read Heaton’s set of experiences above, yet realize that the incorporation of this logo conveys a particular inheritance for Doxa (and Doxa fans). 

Finally, we get to the value, which I think requires some unique situation. Restricted to 300 units, the Sub 300 Carbon Aqua Lung US Divers expenses $4,790. A standard steel current Sub 300T expenses $1,850 (with a similar development, though not chronometer-affirmed), the additionally restricted 2017 50th Anniversary models (300 units for each tone) sold for $2,470, and the Aqua-Lung re-issues retailed for $2,590 (unique pre-request was $2,190). What is imperative to note here is that those models, aside sold out (some in exceptionally short request), and they all hold their worth somewhat well on the optional market. 

So, while almost five thousand may feel like a ton for a Doxa Sub (it is), this is additionally a corona item for an as of late relaunched brand. It’s very restricted and unique in various manners. Where the 50th Anniversary Sub 300s had a more broad interest (for a Doxa, in any event), this carbon LE feels like to a greater extent a brand proclamation towards its fans. It’s a carbon-cased, COSC-ensured, Black Lung-wearing flex – and I like it. 

The Basics

Brand: Doxa
Model: Sub 300 Carbon Aqua Lung US Divers
Reference Number: 822.70.101AQL.20

Diameter: 42.5mm
Thickness: 13.4mm
Lug to Lug: 45mm
Weight: 87 grams
Case Material: Forged carbon
Dial Color: Black carbon
Indexes: Printed, luminous
Water Resistance: 300 meters
Strap/Bracelet: Black elastic with PVD steel collapsing press button clasp

The Movement

Caliber: ETA 2824-2
Functions: Hours, minutes, seconds, date
Power Reserve: 42 hours
Winding: Automatic
Frequency: 28,800 vph
Jewels: 25
Chronometer Certified: Yes, COSC

Estimating & Availability

Price: $4,790
Availability: Orders open promptly, transporting in August 2020
Limited Edition: 300 pieces

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