The Doxa SUB 300 Carbon is a whole new direction for Doxa with a case not of steel or titanium but of ultra-light forged carbon. The question is: is this an interesting new direction for Doxa or is it a gimmick?
Doxa is synonymous with the dive watch and brought a totally new style to the tools used by divers around the world. With their 1967 SUB 300, they gave a high-contrast dial and no-decompression bezel and with their 1969 SUB 300T, they introduced the first publicly-available helium escape valve. Above all, they were trusted and sold by Jacques-Yves Cousteau’s U.S. Divers — a subsidiary of Aqua Lung.
Today, however, they are releasing a first: the Doxa SUB 300 Carbon. Using the design of their 1967 original, this watch brings a forged carbon and titanium case to the table. Let’s see of the new case material can justify its pretty immense price.