Past due closing yr we brought you news that Doxa was once bringing the Sub 300 into common manufacturing in at least 6 other dial colours. We reviewed the silver Searambler and got here away celebrating the verdict to take action, even on the expense of ruffling a couple of feathers from the LE launched a couple of years previous. As of late, Doxa is as soon as once more bringing a restricted version Sub 300 into common manufacturing within the type of the brand new Cast Carbon sequence of Sub 300 watches. This time, the diversities are notable sufficient to be distinguishable at a look, so Carbon Aqua Lung homeowners can breathe a little more uncomplicated (heh), nevertheless it does go away us asking if the Sub 300 has long past too a long way.
The Carbon Sub 300 is identical Sub 300 we all know and love in relation to form and measurement, with the similar cushion case launched in 1967 and colourful orange dial. Just like the steel assortment, the carbon sequence is obtainable in 6 other dial colours: Divingstar (yellow); Skilled (vintage orange); Sharkhunter (black); Searambler (silver); Aquamarine (teal); and Caribbean (military). The massive distinction here’s the case, which is now rendered in solid carbon with a titanium movement chamber and caseback.
We first noticed a solid carbon Sub 300 on this restricted version, which featured a black dial with yellow accents, at the side of the historical Aqua Lung brand carried out at 7:30 at the dial. This can be a configuration that you simply gained’t to find at the common manufacturing carbon fashions, holding quite a lot of distance between the 2.
What’s solid carbon, you could be asking, and why is it price just about $1,500 greater than the steel cased Sub 300? Not like woven fiber, which has a well-known design, solid carbon is made out of a paste, or chopped up fibers positioned with in a compression mould earlier than being, smartly, compressed to shape the overall form. The result’s a extra random look that appears a little like carbon marble. Whilst now not essentially as sturdy as woven carbon fiber, solid carbon supplies extra flexibility in relation to form and pattern with small items, comparable to a watch case. Whilst now not commonplace, it is a material we’ve seen before.
It will glance other, however the carbon Sub 300 enjoys the similar 300m intensity resistance and chronometer grade ETA 2824 inside of, and the case remains to be 42.5 x 45mm. The rubber bracelets be offering some colourful distinction to the black case, even though black rubber could also be to be had. The beads of rice band isn’t an possibility right here. The Sub 300 Carbon is priced at $3,890, representing a considerable bounce from the steel Sub 300. Doxa.
Additionally introduced as of late is information that Doxa watches will now be available through Watches of Switzerland outlets within the US and UK, in addition to via their web site. Relying to your location, this may occasionally supply you the chance to move hands-on with a Doxa prior to buy.