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Why We Love It
You know we can't hide our love of DOXA.
While not as well-known as the Blancpain Fifty-Fathoms or the Rolex Submariner, the DOXA Sub series played an integral role in the development of the modern diver's watch. The first generation of the model, introduced in 1967, brought innovations we now take for granted; the uni-direcitonal bezel with the US Navy's no-decompression dive timing marks engraved, the expanding bracelet, and oversized luminous minute hands to name a few.
This contemporary tribute model (released in 2018), pays homage to the early prototype 'Blacklung' Sub 300s and is in unworn mint condition. The 42.5mm cushion case is oversized to allow for clear legibility in water and comfort over a wet suit. Its silver dial features the coveted full color 'Aqualung' logo which gives it its Blacklung moniker. Bright orange accents contrasting with the silver and steel elements works extremely well.
Offered in brand new condition with its complete kit, consider this an opportune time to add an excellent diving watch to your arsenal.
DOXA began Research and Development for the Sub 300 in 1964, under a team helmed by Urs Eschle, the brand's head of operations, who consulted professional divers including none other than the father of SCUBA himself, Jacques-Yves Cousteau.
Since wearability was crucial, Eschle designed a large case with wide rounded lugs. For the dial, the team tested many colors (orange, yellow, turquoise, and red) in the waters of Neuchatel Lake. An unprecedented amount of tritium was also used on the hands and hour indices.
The team implemented a unidirectional bezel with an innovative insert: the U.S. Navy No Decompression chart, with the outer depth scale in orange and the minute scale in black, to allow divers to gauge how much air was in left in their tanks. Rounding out the Sub 300's innovative design was a beads-of-rice bracelet that was the first to implement an ratcheting expandable clasp capable of fitting over a diver's wetsuit without having to remove links.
Stainless steel case is approximately 42.5mm (excluding crown). ETA 2824-2 Self-Winding Movement. Circa 2018.
Overall Condition: The case is in brand new condition, unworn with factory plastic wrap intact on the bracelet. Luminous silver dial is and matching handset are brand new.
One of only 300 made.
Includes one DOXA-signed 20mm "beads of rice" style bracelet with expandable clasp.
Also includes DOXA tube-shaped box, DVD, bracelet sizing tool, Aqualung patch, chronometer certification and warranty card dated 2018.
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We back each Analog/Shift vintage timepiece with a one-year mechanical warranty from the date of purchase.
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