It was worn as standard equipment by real-life heroes like the legendary underwater filmmaker and pioneer of scuba diving, Jacques Cousteau and his team of US Divers.
Derivatives of it are still to this day being worn on underwater missions by members of the same Cousteau family.
It was worn by a fictitious hero, Dirk Pitt, the protagonist from Clive Cussler’s famous adventure novels which are still going strong, the latest of which, ‘’Pirate’’ is another epic deep-sea tale.
First launched in 1967, this orange-faced diver met a growing demand for high-quality diving instruments to be used by recreational scuba divers at a time when dependability and accuracy were critical to their safety.
Some five decades on and it is time to celebrate the Doxa SUB 300 (a dive watch that has become a legend in its own right) with a fitting tribute.
The Doxa Sub 300 50th Anniversary Edition is a faithful re-edition that combines all the charm and character of the original with all the technical know-how one expects from a modern Swiss dive watch from Doxa.
Like the original, its case is made from Stainless steel and measures 42.5mm in diameter with a thickness of just 13.4mm. Powering it is a Swiss made, Chronometer-Grade ETA 2824- automatic mechanical movement.
And like the original, it is equipped with Doxa’s signature ‘bead-of-rice’ Stainless steel bracelet which has an old-school-style taper from 22mm to 20mm where a diver’s safety clasp that includes a wetsuit extension can be found.
Then there is Doxa’s iconic adaptation of the US Navy’s maximum no-decompression table which has been engraved and then painted onto its rotational divers bezel with their hallmark bright orange paint.
Even the Sapphire crystal has been designed in such a way as to reflect the look and feel of the original’s Plexiglas acrylic crystal with a double-dome. As Jeremy Clarkson would put it, this is likely to cause much dribbling! ;)
The Doxa Sub 300 50th Anniversary Edition comes in a Limited Edition of just 300 pieces in 3 variants: Professional (orange), Sharkhunter (black) or Searambler (silver).
Doxa is offering a special PRE-ORDER price of 1990USD until November 28th after which its full price will be 2490USD. his model is available to pre-order until November 28th.