Grand Tyme Master
- Jul 17, 2014
REVIEW: The Doxa SUB 300 Carbon Whitepearl & Its Luminous Dial
Jun 20, 2022
Looking at Doxa’s past and current collection, if there were one watch to summarise the brand, that would be, without a doubt, the SUB 300. In short, an emblematic model, an important piece of the history of the dive watch and a timepiece that truly defined the brand over the years and still does today. Yet, Doxa couldn’t rely on a single model and had to evolve. Hence why, a couple of years ago, it released a surprisingly modern and technical take, the SUB 300 Carbon – which has since been on top of our list of preferred Doxa watches. Offered in a variety of colours, it now comes in a version that is far less striking – but only at first sight. A typical “Harvey Two-Face” watch that reveals its true nature at night. Let’s have a closer look at the new Doxa SUB 300 Carbon Whitepearl.
SUB 300 Carbon
MOVEMENTSwiss mechanical automatic, self-winding, COSC certified Chronometer
Power reserve 38 hours
Frequency 28,800 vph (4.0 Hz)
Decorated by DOXA
CASEForged carbon case
Diameter 42.50 mm x 45.00 mm
Height 13.40 mm
Water resistance 30 ATM / 300 meters / 984 feet
Titanium chamber and screw-in case back
INDICATIONSHours, minutes, seconds
Unidirectional rotating bezel in carbon
BRACELET/STRAPFKM rubber strap, folding clasp, black PVD coating, with ratcheting dive suit extension, exclusive DOXA fish logo.
Lug width 20.00 mm
DIALDial completely coated with a white Super-LumiNova® luminescent compound
DOXA is a brand that I'll probably never own for the prices they charge. I've never seen one model that showed me where the money goes for the prices charged.
Facts matter and DOXA shows in the link above a 26 jewel (SELLITA) movement, but Monochrome Watches claims it is an ETA movement.
MOVEMENTSwiss Made Sellita SW200-1 (self-winding) Automatic (Chronometer grade), officially certified by COSC. 26 jewels and glucydur balance wheel. Date display. Custom-built skeleton rotor with thermally blued screws. 41 hours power reserve.
Lug width: 22mm
Water resistance: 10 bar (100 metres / 330 feet)
Weight: 50g (case only)
MATERIALBezel: Zirconium Oxide Ceramic
Case: Proprietary Carbon Fiber Composite
Glass: Sapphire crystal (front and back) with anti-reflection treatment
STRAPNATO strap designed by WatchGecko, with stainless steel hardware
Italian calf leather straps and black rubber strap with curved spring bars, Quick Release function and carbon fiber composite folding clasp with patented Micro-Adjustment System.
All Essence straps can be changed by hand without the use of tools. The carbon fiber composite folding clasp with patented fine adjustment system can be changed without tools and can be used for all Essence Leggera leather and rubber straps.
DIALMulti-finished and in-house manufactured dials with BGW9 Super-LumiNova on applied hands and indexes.
ESSENCE LEGGERA FortyThree
AUTOMATIC CHRONOMETER FORGED CARBON 43MM
$1,840.00 - $1,990.00
*This price already includes taxes, duties & shipping
Our review of the new Tempest Forged Carbon dive watch, possibly the first production watch to offer a forged carbon case for under $1,000.
--Case: Forged Carbon- Ø 45 mm - height 18 mm - lug distance 24 mm, lug to lug 54mm.
--Screwed crown w. side protection
--Weight: 138g on rubber
--Case back: Titanium DLC
--Bezel: Forged Carbon
--Sapphire crystal: 4 mm thick - inside AR coated.
--Water resistance: 2000m/6.600 ft
--Antimagnetic to 70.000 A/m
--Dial, hands and bezel coated with swiss SuperLuminova C3
--Strap: Comfortable 24mm natural rubber strap .
--Movement: 24 Jewel Japanese Miyota 9015 automatic