Today Doxa released an ultralight black forged carbon version of their Sub 300 dive watch.
The Sub 300 Sharkhunter Carbon Aqua Lung US Divers features Doxa’s signature cushion-shaped case (42.5 mm x 13.4 mm) now made from a high-tech compressed forged carbon material. Even the dial and bezel are crafted from lightweight carbon. The total weight is 87.6 grams which is impressive — although not record-breakingly light — for a modern sized dive watch.
A COSC certified chronometer version of an outsourced ETA caliber 2824-2 powers the hours, minutes, central seconds, and the date. The 4Hz automatic movement features a Doxa signed oscillating weight, 25 jewels, and a 42-hour power reserve.
As with existing Sub 300 diver’s watches from Doxa, this version has a unidirectional rotating bezel with an outer ring showing diving depths in feet (yellow), a luminescent dot at 12 o’clock, and inner ring to track diving times in minutes (white), with a white dot at 12 o’clock.
According to Doxa, “The white indices are clearly visible, as is the dual indication of dive time in minutes and depth in feet on the famous patented unidirectional rotating bezel for calculating and monitoring no-decompression dive times.”
It’s worth noting that this is the first time DOXA has used a bright yellow minute hand. The oversized minute hand works in sync with the patented bezel to monitor dive and depth. It’s the same yellow as the exclusive Aqua Lung logo placed at 7 o’clock.
A glass box sapphire protects the dial. The chamber and screw-in case back are crafted from titanium. Like all Sub 300s the Carbon Aqua Lung US Divers water-resistance is rated to 300 meters.
Each watch comes on a 20 mm wide soft black rubber strap with a PVD-plated stainless steel folding clasp that has a large relief engraved Doxa fish symbol matching the yellow printed fish symbol on the forged carbon screw-down crown. The chamber and screw-in case back are crafted from titanium. This is a limited edition of 300 numbered pieces. (Ref. 822.70.101AQL.20)
The retail price is $4,790.
Photos by Doxa.