DOXA Sub 300 Sharkhunter 50th Anniversary Re-issue

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DOXA Sub 300 Sharkhunter 50th Anniversary Re-issue

Postby koimaster » June 2nd 2017, 8:52am

In the pantheon of legendary dive watches, most enthusiasts are quick to point to the Rolex Submariner, Omega Seamaster or Blancpain Fifty-Fathoms as the most important milestones in the development of the modern dive watch.

No doubt these watches were incredibly important, contributing to the evolution of waterproof technology and pioneering most of the dive watch design language we still see today. But during that same time period, a lesser-known brand (at least in the U.S.) was quietly developing it’s own version of a diving legend.

In 1967, a Swiss company called DOXA released it’s iconic Sub 300 – an awkward looking piece designed for professional divers that was arguably one of the first ever true professional dive instruments for non-compression and military divers.

The DOXA Sub 300 was the result of a complete reimagining of what a recreational dive watch should be. The effort was Led by DOXA designer Urs Eschle in collaboration with Claude Wesley (a companion of Cousteau’s) – whose singular emphasis on function over form became an obsession. The DOXA Sub eschewed traditional dive watch design elements for only the most important technical dive features. ... ue-review/


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