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2018-07-23

DOXA Watches SUB 300 Searambler 50th Anniversary Re-Issue SILVER LUNG

Following the success of leading Swiss dive watch brand, DOXA Watches and venerable dive gear manufacture, Aqua Lung’s collaborative project of 2017 – the SOLD OUT, Limited Edition SUB 300 BLACK LUNG, comes its highly anticipated dive buddy, the new SUB 300 Searambler 50th Anniversary Re-Issue, AKA the Silver Lung.

The new Silver Lung works off of the same blueprint as the Black Lung SUB 300 remaining a faithful homage to the rare, and highly collectable silver-dialed vintage DOXA SUB created in collaboration with Aqua Lung in 1967.



Like its orange-faced predecessor, it not only recalls the Doxa and Aqulung brands’ decades of inextricable history, but celebrates the invention of the most important piece of diving gear ever invented the aqualung which has given one very un-fish-like mammal (man) the freedom to safely play beneath the waves.



To quote Jacque Cousteau: "I was playing when I invented the aqua-lung. I think play is the most serious thing in the world."

The ability to play in the underwater realm has only come about through the use of said breathing apparatus, used in conjunction with a reliable dive watch.



Dive watches like the SUB 300 which today rather than sporting the traditional DOXA, Professional orange is instead dressed in another well-known DOXA signature color; Searambler silver, evoking the reflecting light on the water’s surface.

Like the original SUB 300, the case of the modern Special Edition is machined from a solid block of Stainless steel, measuring 42.5 mm in diameter, and 13.4 mm thick.



It is powered by a chronometer-grade ETA 2824-2 automatic caliber, and finished with a generously domed bubble Sapphire crystal along with DOXA’s hallmark Stainless steel beads of rice bracelet which tapers to an integrated wetsuit extension.

The serrated, unidirectional diver’s bezel also displays a patented DOXA innovation: an integrated no-deco scale, engraved in orange, as per the US Navy’s maximum no-decompression limits for safe recreational diving.



The Silver Lung also marks the continued celebration of Aqua Lung’s 75th anniversary, which began in 1943, upon the development of the world’s first self-contained underwater breathing apparatus, dubbed, aqua-lung.

Together with the DOXA SUB dive watch, the original aqua-lung would expand the very possibilities of ocean exploration, and accelerate man’s race to the bottom of the sea.



"We were thrilled at the reception we received to the modern observation of one of our most historic partnerships,” says Don Rockwell, CEO of Aqua Lung.

"It made perfect sense to pay tribute to another iconic watch from that original trio of DOXA SUB watches bearing our classic yellow-on-black insignia – a collaboration which still holds a special place in the minds of our founders, as well as with divers the world over."



"Continuing the fine traditions of the Aqua Lung name remains one of DOXA’s highest honors," adds Rick Marei, Marketing Manager of DOXA Watches LTD.

"Like DOXA, Aqua Lung is a name that carries an incredibly rich legacy of ocean exploration, and we believe this very special SUB is the perfect means of paying tribute."



The DOXA SUB 300 Silver Lung is expected to ship in August of this year, and will have a special preorder price of 2190USD. It will be limited to just 300 pieces, which will be presented in a single dial option: Silver, only – (least we forget) proudly sporting the Aqua-Lung logo at between 7 and 8 o’clock in yellow and black.

Follow the link for PRE-ORDER info.

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