New: Doxa honours Maritime Explorer and Novelist Clive Cussler with a special SUB 300T

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Doxa extends their popular SUB 300T collection with a new special issue of a watch honouring the brand’s long time inspiration – the famed maritime explorer and novelist Clive Cussler.

Press Release information with commentary in italics.

New: Doxa SUB 300T Clive Cussler

Retail Price of the new Doxa SUB 300T Clive Cussler is set at CHF 2,590 / EUR 2,690 / USD 2,690. Available from May 18th, 2023, at select retailers, and the e-shop on the official DOXA website.


An extension to the SUB 300T collection, the new Clive Cussler SUB 300T is an interesting interpretation using the adventurer lifestyle of Cussler to pre-patina the steel case, and bracelet. And Doxa has done a good job also at the patina over the newly created dial with red 7, 15 and 31 in red over a print of a compass rose on the dial. This patina gives the Cussler watch a distinctive look. Very cool.

The additional NATO strap in a sand beige complements the dial well.

Release information

DOXA is channeling its adventurous spirit through the fictional world of Clive Cussler. The acclaimed American adventure novelist wrote over 85 books, selling over 100 million copies, and discovered scores of shipwrecks through the non-profit agency he founded called, NUMA. Cussler’s books have been adapted to the big screen twice; Raise of the Titanic (1980) and Sahara (2005). 

Cussler’s novels were highly influential in spotlighting DOXA to the world, its famous orange dial was monumental in coming to renowned fictional adventure hero, Dirk Pitt’s aid, enabling the adventurer to read the time accurately while diving on his deadline driven missions. Just as Cussler’s novels explored historical mysteries and transported characters on epic quests, the celebrated author, explorer and personal DOXA wearer, inspired DOXA to reimagine the SUB 300T, which now introduces an artistic and historical look to the series. 

The SUB 300T Clive Cussler stays true to the collection’s core characteristics while remaining highly distinctive. With an original handmade dial evoking a vintage compass, and the use of an aged steel appearance applied to the watch, bracelet, clasp, and pin buckle, the watch is intended to have a weathered look, perfect to be featured on the wrists of adventurers in one of Cussler’s novels. This timepiece’s aged effect is a reflection of a nautical artifact’s journey and the conditions it endured during its time submerged in the depth. This watch is not just a timepiece; it’s a symbol of adventure and discovery, a reminder of the mysteries that lie beneath the waves and the treasures waiting to be uncovered. 

Each timepiece is discreetly and individually engraved with its own exclusive number on the side of the bezel, indicating its uniqueness and authenticity. With a faceted, structured 42mm diameter case, this watch features a special design that captures the Cussler identity and commemorates the author’s birthday (July 15th, 1931), as the dates 7, 15, and 31 are displayed in red on the dial. Whether worn on land or at sea, this watch is a statement of the fearless spirit of exploration and the enduring spirit of adventure.

“Cussler’s internationally famed novels were a natural platform for DOXA watches, highlighting them as essential tools for his heroic characters. DOXA’s famous orange dial dive watch continues to be a fixture for his fictional adventure hero Dirk Pitt, accompanying him on his many daredevil adventures under the sea.”

Jan Edöcs, CEO of Doxas

“Bold. Creative. Adventurous. It was how my father approached life. Whether searching for historic shipwrecks or formulating tales of adventure, he was always original and always unique. Sentiments that are perfectly captured in this DOXA watch that bears his name. I extend my heartfelt appreciation to DOXA for honoring my father’s legacy with a watch that exemplifies his courage, originality, and love of exploration.”

Dirk Cussler, author and son of Clive Cussler

Clive Cussler and DOXA share a mutual passion for adventure and maritime exploration, and a relation that started decades ago with an orange dial DOXA dive watch. To honor this storied connection, a percentage of sales from this special edition Clive Cussler watch will be donated to NUMA, the National Underwater and Marine Agency Cussler founded in 1979. DOXA is proud to continue supporting NUMA through this long-term relationship with the SUB 300T Clive Cussler watch, which celebrates the shared passion for adventure and maritime exploration between Clive Cussler, his son Dirk, and DOXA. Additionally, the names of shipwrecks and other historical artifacts that have been discovered or surveyed by NUMA up to 2022 are engraved on the back of the SUB 300T Clive Cussler case. Each timepiece comes with an extra NATO beige strap. An additional black FKM rubber strap with an aged stainless steel coating folding clasp is available for purchase. 

Doxa SUB 300T CLIVE CUSSLER Technical Specifications

Reference 840.80.031.15


Stainless steel 

Diameter: 42.50 mm x 44.50 mm

Height: 14 mm 

Screw-down crown 

Water resistance: 120 ATM / 1,200 meters / 4,000 feet 

Aged stainless steel coating, screw down case back


Hours, minutes, seconds



Flat sapphire crystal

Unidirectional rotating bezel for calculating and monitoring no-decompression dive times

Helium release valve


Swiss mechanical automatic 

Power reserve: 38 hours 

Frequency: 28,800 vph (4.0 Hz) 

26 Jewels 

Decorated by DOXA

Bracelet / Strap 

Aged stainless steel coating “Beads of Rice” bracelet, folding clasp with ratcheting wetsuit extension, additional beige NATO strap

FKM black rubber strap, aged stainless steel coating folding clasp with ratcheting wetsuit extension

Lug width 20 mm