Doxa and Aqua Lung collaborates to announce a new SUB 300 Searambler ‘Silver Lung’. This is a sequel to their successful collaboration of 2017 the SUB 300 ‘Black Lung’.
The basic blueprint is similar. A homage to the rare vintage Doxa SUB of 1967, which was delivered with the iconic “Professional” orange dial. Doxa did a rather faithful re-issue in 2016.
The Doxa SUB 300 (Non-T) was first introduced in 1967, but its successor is the 300T which made its appearance the following year. This was an early diving watch, following the Blancpain Fifty Fathoms and the Rolex Submariner. The dial is a highly striking orange, and a tonneau-shaped tortoise shell case, and an outer unidirectional bezel. A US Navy No Decompression chart in orange and black is incorporated on the bezel, and gives divers a gauge of the amount of air left in the tank.
The SUB quickly became a benchmark dive watche, and won the approval of the many of the pioneers of modern diving. This included those at Aqua Lung, who would soon distribute the watches under the US Divers. The US Divers brand later was defunct and Aqua Lung sold the watches under their own name in1998.
Doxa SUB 300 Searambler ‘Silver Lung’
The new release is clad in the brand’s “Searambler” livery which uses a brushed silver dial.
The ‘Silver Lung’ also marks the continued celebration of Aqua Lung’s 75th anniversary, which began in 1943, upon the development of the world’s first self-contained underwater breathing apparatus, dubbed “aqua-lung.” Together with the DOXA SUB dive watch, the original aqua-lung would expand the very possibilities of ocean exploration, and accelerate man’s race to the bottom of the sea.
We were thrilled at the reception we received to the modern observation of one of our most historic partnerships,” says It made perfect sense to pay tribute to another iconic watch from that original trio of DOXA SUB watches bearing our classic yellow-on-black insignia – a collaboration which still holds a special place in the minds of our founders, as well as with divers the world over.
Don Rockwell, CEO of Aqua Lung
Like the original SUB 300, the case of the modern Silver Lung special edition is machined from a solid block of stainless steel, measuring 42.5 mm in diameter, by 13.4 mm thick. It is powered by a chronometer-grade ETA 2824-2 automatic caliber, and finished with a generously domed bubble sapphire crystal and DOXA’s signature stainless steel “beads of rice” bracelet which tapers to an integrated wetsuit extension. The serrated, unidirectional timing bezel also displays a patented DOXA innovation: an integrated “no deco” scale, engraved in orange, per the US Navy’s maximum no-decompression limits for safe recreational diving.
Limited to 300 pieces, the DOXA SUB 300 “Silver Lung” can be pre-ordered exclusively from doxawatches.com for a price of $2,190 instead of the regular price of $2,590. It is anticipated to ship in August of this year.
Doxa SUB 300 Searambler ‘Silver Lung’ Specifications and Price
Crown: 6.50mm (vintage plexi crystal shape)
Case height: 12.40mm
Bezel Unidirectional rotating, solid stainless steel. Engraved with US Navy maximum ‘no decompression’ limit times in feet
Double bubble Sapphire crystal(patented)(vintage plexi crystal shape)
Luminous indicator pip at 12:00
Caseback Solid stainless steel, screwdown caseback.
Dial: 25.50mm diameter Silver “Searambler” sunray finish Replica 1967 SUB hands, including iconic dwarf hour hand. Superluminova-filled hands & hour indices
Individually Officially Certified COSC ETA 2824-2 automatic movement, engraved with limited edition number xxx/300 hours, minutes, seconds, quickset date, Incabloc shock protection, rotor decorated by DOXA.
Bracelet: Separate beads of rice endlink attachment, tapering from 24mm to 20mm DOXA scuba cylinder presentation tube Integrated, tapered wetsuit extension
High quality hardened steel screwdriver for bracelet removal & adjustment
Warranty DOXA’s 2-year International limited warranty
Price: US$2,590 Limited Edition 300 pieces