Movement : Automatic ETA 2824-2
Age : 2011/2020
Specific Age : September 2018
Case Size : 42.5mm
Case Thickness : 13mm
Lug to Lug : 45.5mm
Lugs : 20mm
Condition : Pre-Owned
Box & Papers : Box & Papers
Case Material : Stainless Steel
Warranty : 12-Months Warranty
The wrist model's wrist size is 7inch
Points of Mention
This watch is sold with its original Doxa box and Doxa paperwork, plus extras. The watch comes paired with its original 20mm Doxa signed “Beads of Rice” stainless steel bracelet with a folding clasp, flip lock and dive extension, all links are included. The watch is from September 2018 and is sold in worn condition, but overall great condition as you can see. The watch had a service in December 2021 and comes with paperwork for that, the watch comes with our 12-Months Warranty.
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Here we have a 2018 Doxa SUB 300 Searambler SilverLung Limited to 300 pieces which ours is number 075/300, celebrating its 50th Anniversary and made in collaboration with Aqua-Lung formally known as U.S. Divers Company which is a division of the French diving brand Air Liquide founded in part by Jaques Cousteau. Cousteau and Emile Gagnan invented the Aqua-Lung in 1943 and famously brought the beauty of the depths to mass audiences at the Cinema in 1956 with their film The Silent World (La Monde Du Silence) which won a Hollywood Oscar. Air Liquide acquired U.S. Divers in 1956, which saw the beginning of the company's expansion into new markets with new offices in multiple countries including Japan, Germany, the United Kingdom and Australia. The 42.5mm C-shaped stainless steel case sits on the wrist like a cushion, this case was designed and developed by Urs Eschle who was the product manager for the original DOXA SUB, polished sides and brushed top surfaces transition with crisp edges towards the flat-ended lugs, and a lug-to-lug length of 45.5mm and a case thickness of 13mm gives the watch an impressive wrist presence. At 3 o’clock a screw-down crown that fits recessed into the side of the case for protection. The unidirectional bezel has the U.S. Navy No Decompression scales, with an outer depth scale in orange and the minute scale in black, to allow divers to gauge how much air was left in their tanks. The boxed sapphire crystal sits above the silver dial. Large double baton indexes with lume down their centres mark the hours. At 3 o’clock a framed date window. A small black hour hand with a larger orange minute hand is complemented by a black second hand with an orange square counterweight. This colour combination is highly visible when diving. A crosshair on the dial has text on the upper left side with “DOXA” and “automatic” printed. On the lower left side, we have the “AquaLung” logo printed and finally on the lower right side, “SUB 300” “Searambler". On the reverse, a screw-down case back with the DOXA motif in bas-relief in the centre, inside automatic ETA 2824-2, 25 jewels, 28,800 beats per hour. The watch comes fitted on a 20mm stainless steel “Beads of Rice" bracelet with brushed and polished finishing, secured with screws and has a folding signed clasp, and flip lock with a dive extension, and the watch also comes with its Doxa presentation box and papers.
Doxa is a brand with incredible history and heritage in the diving world and is too often overlooked by collectors wanting a dive watch, they have always been form over fashion but we cannot deny how good they look and feel on the wrist! This case shape has been proven to be a winner by so many brands, Doxa has truly nailed this release and with only 300 ever made!
Doxa was established in 1889 in Le Locle, Switzerland, by Georges Ducommun. In 1921 Doxa became the supplier of dash clocks to Bugatti. In 1925 Georges became the vice president of the Swiss Horology Society. 1936 saw Georges's passing, and the company was now in the hands of son-in-law Jaques Nardin, the grandson of Ulysse Nardin. In 1944 the company was renamed “Manufacture des Montre DOXA''. The company was finally sold in 1997 to the Jenny family, transferring their headquarters to Bienne, Switzerland.