Geneva Watch Days 2023 : Doxa adds SUB 300β Sharkhunter to its professional diving line

The timepiece comes in the combination of black and gold for the first time
Doxa launched the SUB concept, the brand’s 'mainstream' professional diving watch, for the first time in 1967. Boasting several innovations for professionals, it debuted with a unidirectional rotating bezel with dive time and depth indications to help the divers hit the surface before decompression stopped, and was water resistant to 300 metres. During that era, the diver’s standard was the US Navy's no-decompression table that enabled divers to keep a track of time underwater and ensured a safe, no-stop return to the surface. Based on the science developed by the US Navy, DOXA engineers crafted two separate scales on the bezel - one orange, which was the outer ‘depth’ ring, and the other black, the inner ‘minutes’ ring, a DOXA patent.

Forgoing the traditional black or white dials, the Doxa SUB was the first watch to be launched in a bright orange dial. And now after 56 years of the intriguing colour model, DOXA has unveiled the SUB 300β Sharkhunter (Ref. 830.20.101.20) in black and gold. The timepiece joins the Sharkhunter line but it has a “β” in its name, illustrating a modern touch, given its combination of colours, materials and textures for presence and a subtle bezel tweak for slimness. 

The 42.50mm timepiece is topped with a scratch resistant sapphire crystal treated with anti-reflective coating and features a black ceramic case, an 18K 3N gold patented DOXA unidirectional rotating bezel with dual indication of dive time (in minutes) and depth (in feet) for no-stop dives and a screw-down crown. The matte grained black dial has black markings, gold applique hand and hour markers, and a date window at 3 o’clock. The timepiece is equipped with a COSC-certified Swiss automatic movement offering about 38 hours of power reserve.

The black FKM rubber strap flanks the case, also there is an embossed ‘DOXA Fish’ symbol on the black PVD folding clasp. The watch is water resistant to 300 metres. 

Images Courtesy: Doxa 

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