Brighter and more vibrant than ever, Doxa has now revealed their SUB 300 Carbon COSC Collection, with an obvious commitment to the carbon-based concept they introduced last year with the Doxa SUB 300 Carbon Aqua Lung Sharkhunter.
The dive watch specialists, who have been revered in that world since Georges Ducommun founded the brand in 1889, have lifted the lid on 6 non-limited editions for the new collection – all exceptionally bright and perfectly reflective of Doxa’s established love of aggressive yet elegant (not to mention highly legible) contrasts.
Key to this new collection, and what distinguishes it in Doxa’s storied lineage, is each piece’s forged carbon case – light resistant, highly attractive, and unquestionable when it comes to wrist presence. Combine this with a range of stylish dials – “Divingstar” yellow, “Caribbean” navy blue, “Sharkhunter” black, “Searambler” grey, “Professional” orange – and you’ve got enough range to create no less than ten Doxa SUB 300 carbon COSC references.
More on that forged carbon. Both the 42.5mm case and unidirectional rotating bezel are made from the sleek material, made from randomly worked carbon fibers mixed with resin and molded by high pressure and high temperature to produce a composite that has an excellent resistance-to-lightness ratio when compared to steel, and looks incredible with alternating shades of charcoal and black.
Measuring lug-to-lug at 45mm, with 13.4mm to top of the crystal, each watch weights in at just 87g, the Doxa SUB 300 carbon COSC qualifies as somewhat lightweight despite its hefty appearance. This is complemented by a soft looking rubber strap, which can be customised in either black or the same tone as the dial – although do note that the grey dial option only comes with a black strap. All straps have a black PVD-coated folding clasp with an extension function that slides easily over a wetsuit sleeve.
Protected by a pressure-resistant titanium container, fitted with a screw-down back and crown to help achieve that 300m water-resistance, you’ll find the self-winding ETA 2824 calibre which has been reworked with COSC certification for more precise chronometric accuracy. At 28,800 vibrations per hour, the movement allows for up to 38 hours of power reserve when fully wound.
Each piece in the Doxa SUB 300 Carbon COSC Collection has now become part of the brand’s permanent range, with an Australian retail price of $5,490.