With the announcement of a brand new and non-limited line of carbon-cased Doxas, it is been a just right week for Doxa fanatics, however that is only part of the tale for U.S.-based Doxa devotees because the brand additionally introduced a brand new retail partnership with Watches of Switzerland. Because of this you are able to see a Doxa in individual before purchasing and, in case your tastes align with my very own, you’ll spend no less than a couple of minutes eyeballing the brand new Sub 300 Carbon COSC.
Let’s get started through that specialize in the watch, which is a non-limited growth of the Sub 300 Carbon Aqua Lung U.S. Divers Restricted Version. I like this watch, I wrote about it here and described it as one in all my favourite watches of 2020 on a contemporary episode of The Grey NATO podcast. Hell, back when Doxa first introduced the 300 Carbon LE, I used to be so interested by the concept I photoshopped a handful of non-Aqua Lung fashions for my Instagram. To paraphrase some other extra robust and predictive component within the present zeitgeist: I just like the watch.
With the brand new Sub 300 Carbon COSC, the entire line will also be understood as a normal Sub 300, however with a carbon case and a cut-to-fit rubber band (color-matched or black, all with PVD-coated folding dive clasps). Now providing six of Doxa’s vintage colours all surrounded through 42.5mm of cast carbon, the Sub 300 Carbon COSC has 300 meters of water resistance, a crystal glass, a unidirectional carbon bezel (paint matched in case you move Divingstar or Aquamarine), and a COSC-certified ETA 2824-2 automatic movement.
Except for the restricted nature, the opposite big replace between the 300 Carbon LE and the 300 Carbon COSC is the dial, which is each not completed in naked carbon but in addition forgoes the U.S. Divers Aqua Lung emblem. To my eyes, the carbon dial will at all times be very cool, however I may not for a moment leave out the emblem. I perceive why folks find it irresistible, however over time, it has come to really feel just a little like purchasing a brand new sports automobile and striking vintage-era racing stickers on it.
The following factor that involves thoughts is that I am not fully certain how you can select from the six dial colours (a complete of 10 variations are to be had, however this is because of band shade availability, now not further dials). As at all times, I like the Skilled (orange), however additionally it is in point of fact onerous to argue with the color-matched bezel textual content for the yellow and blue variations.
Oddly sufficient, in steel, I hugely want the Searambler and feature by no means felt the tug to possess a Sharkhunter. However in carbon, that place is flipped, and the Skarkhunter would possibly in reality be the only I would have. As a last idea at the subject, simply consider the Caribbean (military blue) on a tan NATO or brown leather-based band. I feel I’d want to see that prior to throwing any money round.
And the excellent news is that now we will see them, as Doxa’s take care of Timepieces of Switzerland reestablishes the brand into the U.S. marketplace. Certain, it is a bit other context than a crowded show case at your local dive store, however for all of you that e-mail me with considerations (each big and small) about purchasing a watch founded only on pictures, the marketplace has heard your cries and you’ll now see a Doxa with your individual eyes.
The ones – and in a position to in reality committing to which shade they like – will want to fork over $3,890 for any one of the crucial new Sub 300 Carbon COSCs. That mentioned, let’s now not omit that this can be a cast carbon diver and that the former LE (which is identical in any technical regard) retailed for $4,790.
So, it is extra carbon, extra colours, extra manufacturing, extra retail – fascinated with much less cash. Welcome back, Doxa. We have ignored you.
Type: Sub 300 Carbon COSC
Lug to lug: 45mm
Case Cloth: Cast carbon
Dial Tone: (a number of)
Water Resistance: 300 meters
Band/Band: Rubber band (shade depending on dial shade selection, or black)
Caliber: ETA 2824-2
Purposes: Hours, minutes, seconds, date
Diameter: Caliber: ETA 2824-2
Purposes: Hours, minutes, seconds, date
Energy Reserve: 42 hours
Frequency: 28,800 vph
Chronometer Qualified: Sure, COSC
Pricing & Availability
Restricted Version: No