Introducing The Doxa SUB 300
Hot off the presses and looking probably as fine as could be expected, Doxa has recently declared another adaptation of their astounding jumper, the SUB 300. Intended to be an unwavering diversion of their work of art and bright plunge watch from the last part of the ’60s, the new SUB 300 comes on the whole six of Doxa’s center tones and can be had on a multi-connect steel arm band or a shading coordinated elastic strap.
But stand by only one second there, pal, since this all feels pretty recognizable. What’s more, that is on the grounds that a few of us are mature enough to recollect 2017, when Doxa – at that point under various administration – commended the 50th commemoration of the SUB 300 by making a restricted version run of exceptionally devoted diversions, the Doxa SUB 300 50th Anniversary. Those watches, while not offered in very as numerous tones, were restricted releases, with Doxa making 300 of each colorway (and considerably less for those models shaking Aqua Lung marking on the dial). I know these watches well, as I own two; one silver-dial Searambler and one orange-dial Professional.
From what I can tell from Doxa’s provided images, the new SUB 300 appears to be basically a non-restricted adaptation of the 50th Anniversary, which is disappointing to those of us who truly love the 50th Anniversary models and appreciated their restricted creation. In indistinguishable style, we see a 42.5mm-wide dished case that is 13.4mm thick including the gem and 45mm carry to haul. Moreover, the new 300 has an air pocket domed gem and a fundamentally the same as dial layout.
While I’ll absolutely hold on to see these face to face prior to delivering such a last decision, the solitary contrasts I can spot are in the dial text style, the consideration of Doxa’s cutting edge orange-painted logo crown, and the way that the 2020 SUB 300 has a no-deco bezel scale that shows meters, while the 50th Anniversary models use feet. Likewise, while we’re being granular, the 50th Anniversary piece’s no-deco scale was painted in orange while the Divingstar (yellow) and Aquamarine (duh) have dial-coordinated paint and the Sharkhunter (dark) presently has an orange hour hand. There might be more, however that should hang tight for a cheerful Hands-On post.
Also of note here is that (similar as the 50th Anniversary) the 2020 SUB 300 highlights a COSC-affirmed ETA 2824-2 programmed development, which probably addresses the bounce in cost over this present model’s nearby kin, the 300T (which itself is a reissue of a watch Doxa made in 1969). Inside the entirety of this, what they are offering is essentially a cutting edge and non-restricted articulation of the sweet center of Doxa’s plan ancestry. It will come as precisely nothing unexpected that I think these are stunning watches, and I truly love the more extensive scope of tones (however I wish the crown logo was shading coordinated to the dial, see below).
As a major fanatic of the SUB 300 plan and as a LE proprietor, I need to say I feel sort of blended on this. At the same time, this new watch is totally a bummer for those that caught a 50th Anniversary model (I feel you), yet this is likewise a watch that Doxa should make, as it’s an incredible plan and an exquisite size on wrist. I sort of wish they had accomplished something more substantial in separating 2017 from 2020, as possibly choosing a level precious stone or dropping the date show. LE proprietors can take some comfort in the way that these new models are being offered at a similar value point as the 50th ($2,490 on bracelet).
While I think there is a whole other world to unload here, I do believe that this SUB 300 right away turned into the brand’s most attractive model, regardless of whether the comparability to the LE is irritating. Also, I am very about the Divingstar form and am urged to see that even after the consideration given to the really cool SUB 300 Carbon, that steel jump watches give off an impression of being up front with the brand’s current leadership.
We’ll give a valiant effort to get one in the metal (let us know in the comments what shading you’d prefer to see in said potential Hands-On), yet one thing is without a doubt: With the entirety of the warm jump watches coming out this late spring, it’s nearly like somebody, one of us, even, ought to have come up with a pleasant method of depicting it.
Model: SUB 300
Lug to drag: 45mm
Case Material: Steel
Dial Color: Several (orange, dark, silver, naval force blue, light blue, yellow)
Water Resistance: 300 meters
Strap/Bracelet: Steel “dabs of rice” wristband or shading coordinated elastic strap
Caliber: ETA 2824-2
Functions: Hours, minutes, seconds, date
Power Reserve: 38 hours
Frequency: 28,800 vph
Chronometer Certified: COSC certified
Estimating & Availability
Price: $2,450 (elastic), $2,490 (bracelet)
Availability: August 2020
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