!!SOLD OUT !!
We Apologie that this limited edition of 300 pieces was immediately sold out within 24 hours by private invitation before the initial announcement was made on October 1st. 2017. We are sorry for the inconvenience but hope you will return back to the DOXA site to check for new releases in the future. Meanwhile, the alternative for this model is the identical SUB300 anniversary edition which shares exactly the same technical specifications and physical dimensions and is still available in a very limited quantity.
The links below are for the:
SUB300 Professional anniversary 50th Edition: http://shop.doxawatches.com/shop/doxasub/sub300-50-years-professional/
SUB300 Searambler anniversary 50th Edition: http://shop.doxawatches.com/shop/doxasub/sub300-50-years-searambler/
SUB300 Sharkhunter anniversary 50th Edition: http://shop.doxawatches.com/shop/doxasub/sub300-50-years-sharkhunter/
The DOXA SUB 300 Re-Issue ‘Black Lung’ can be pre-ordered here for $2190.00 (Regular DOXA store price is $2590.00). A pre-order deposit or $500.00 is necessary to secure one of the 300 piece Edition.
Please note that pre-orders are final and cannot be refunded, yet the deposit can be used towards any other DOXA SUB model..
A legendary partnership dives again as undersea exploration pioneers DOXA Watches and Aqua Lung introduce their first collaboration in 50 years with an exclusive limited edition watch
Bienne, Switzerland : DOXA Watches follows up the success of 2016’s sold-out 50th Anniversary SUB 300 Professional, with another very special edition SUB in DOXA’s signature
livery – this one, an homage to an ultra-rare vintage DOXA prototype in collaboration with legendary dive gear manufacturer Aqua Lung.
The SUB 300 ‘Black Lung’ continues the 50th anniversary celebration for DOXA Watches, whose pioneering SUB would first plumb the ocean depths in 1967 as a dive watch
purpose-built for the emerging recreational scuba diving market. Lauded for its professional-grade quality and bright orange dial, the SUB ultimately won the approval of the
pioneers of modern diving. US Divers then distributed the watches, and in 1998, US Divers and Aqua Lung consolidated brands under the Aqua Lung name. As a dependable, colorful
departure from anything of its time, the SUB quickly became the benchmark against which all other dive watches were measured. The two brands have been brought back together on the eve of Aqua Lung’s 75th anniversary, a journey that 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 couldn’t think of a more appropriate way to celebrate our 75th anniversary, than by honoring one of our most historic partnerships,” says Don Rockwell, CEO of Aqua Lung. “DOXA
is a trusted name that holds a special place in the minds of our founders, as well as with divers the world over, and we’re proud to honor those traditions,” continues Rockwell.
This special SUB 300 dive watch pays homage to its 1967 counterpart: a prototype SUB produced in extremely limited numbers, nicknamed ‘Black Lung’ by collectors for its
yellow-on-black US Divers logo, and featuring the “aqua-lung” wordmark at 8:00. “It is truly an honor to be a part of the Aqua Lung family,” adds Rick Marei, General Manager of DOXA
Watches USA. “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.”
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 and DOXA’s signature stainless steel “beads of rice” bracelet which
tapers to an integrated wetsuit extension. The serrated, unidirectional timing bezel also displays a patented DOXA innovation: an integrated “no deco” scale, engraved in orange, per the US
Navy’s maximum no-decompression limits for safe recreational diving. The DOXA SUB 300 “Black Lung” can be pre-ordered directly from doxawatches.com for a price
of $2,590 and is anticipated to ship in December of this year. It will be limited to 300 pieces, which will be presented in a single dial option only: DOXA’s signature ‘Professional’ orange.
About DOXA Watches:
The DOXA story traces its roots back to 1889 in Le Locle, Switzerland where the brand established its place amongst watchmaking elite for its groundbreaking 8-day mechanical
movement. But DOXA cemented its own legacy beneath the waves, following the introduction of the DOXA SUB dive watch in 1967, whose unyielding quality and distinctive, purpose-built
design put DOXA on a path to icon status, and a trusted name by maritime organizations like US Divers, Spirotechnique, Poseidon, The Seahunters, Project Aware, Ocean Future Society,
TUSA, Mission 31, and the Royal Australian Navy. Today, the DOXA SUB is now in its third generation of collaboration with the Cousteau family, including partnerships with Jean-Michel Cousteau and his Ocean Futures Society, and more recently as the timekeeper of choice worn by Fabien Cousteau in his record-breaking Mission 31 undersea expedition. The modern DOXA SUB still shares many of the distinctive details established by the original purpose-built SUB, including the, patented “No-Decompression” rotating bezel, and the signature bright orange dial.
Watches collection at www.doxawatches.com .
About Aqua Lung
Aqua Lung pioneered the creation of modern diving equipment in 1943 with the development of the first “aqua-lung” that made underwater exploration possible. Today, the brand continues to
be the leading global designer and manufacturer of dive and water sports gear. With a deep commitment to quality, research and testing, Aqua Lung has revolutionized the scuba diving
experience by setting industry standards for scuba equipment in technology, comfort, safety and design. The company’s rich history as an expert in the dive and water sports industry has led to
the demand of Aqua Lung equipment for recreational, technical and military applications in more than 90 countries around the world, under the brand names Aqua Lung, Aqua Sphere, MP
Michael Phelps, Apeks, O.ME.R, U.S. Divers, and Stohlquist. For more information, visit www.AquaLung.com .