Doxa Sub 300 Carbon Aqua Lung US Divers Limited Edition

By: Michael Penate

In a surprising move for a brand that has clearly mastered the stainless steel dive watch, Doxa has just announced a fresh version of the Doxa Sub 300 ‘Aqua Lung’ edition. What’s different? Well, this special edition comes with a fully forged carbon case, dial, and bezel. To my knowledge, this is the very first time Doxa has experimented with this material and the watch should attract a new set of collectors looking for something a little stealthier. So here it is, in a short run of 300 pieces: the Doxa Sub 300 Carbon Aqua Lung US Divers Limited Edition.

The watch itself features pretty much the same dimensions you’d get from the classic Sub 300 50th anniversary re-edition. My guess is that the watch would feel incredibly light on-wrist, especially with the inclusion of an integrated rubber strap. Doxa also claims that the watch is “fitted with a pressure-resistant titanium chamber to protect the movement” in addition to the screw-down crown to ensure durable construction. Looking at the press photos, I have to say, I’m kinda digging this as an owner of the 2017 Doxa Sub 300 Aqua Lung reissue. In a way, it also reminds me of the older blacked-out Sub 5000T ‘Military” models produced a while back – but lightyears ahead in terms of material and style choices.

Doxa Sub 300 Carbon Aqua Lung US Divers Limited Edition Specs

  • Case Diameter: 42.5mm
  • Case Thickness: 13.4mm
  • Lug-to-lug: 45mm
  • Case Material: Forged carbon
  • Water Resistance: 300m
  • Movement: ETA 2824-2 COSC Certified
  • Crystal: Box sapphire
  • Strap: Rubber with Doxa folding clasp
  • Price: $4,790

Another interesting tidbit that I’m noticing: Doxa is actually listing this as a “Sharkhunter” on its website. This makes me wonder if we’ll see any other forged carbon releases that iterate on the Searambler (white) and Professional (Orange) colorways. It might seem a little wild, but I’d be interested to see the forged carbon format blended with classic Doxa orange in some way. Finally, the price. This thing is $4,750, which isn’t cheap, but falls in line when you consider the limited run, materials, and the fact that limited Doxa releases have been holding their value very, very well. I won’t be going for this one. But if you’ve been looking for something sleek with that matte black Aventador feel, I think this might be a Doxa worth considering. Learn more about the Doxa Sub 300 Carbon Aqua Lung US Divers Limited Edition on the brand’s official site. Doxa

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2 thoughts on “Doxa Sub 300 Carbon Aqua Lung US Divers Limited Edition”

  1. This one has me scratching my head. Diving is a hard use activity. Gear gets knocked around, scraped, and abraded. Carbon fiber is inferior to stainless for hard use. It requires the user to exercise some care. I broke a carbon road bike frame last year that cost $1500 to replace. Damaging a carbon fiber watchcase at this pricepoimt would be very painful.

    Keep up the great work on the blog.

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