Monday, October 9, 2017

When Black Lung is a Good Thing

50 years is a long time.  And one of the companies that aided my journey through watch land has a very special birthday this year for their flagship model, the 300 Professional.

While just about anyone you ask will be familiar with the DOXA and its "orangeness", what many people may not be aware of is the extent to which DOXA (along with a tiny little company in Geneva) helped really bring the idea of a "co-branded" watch to life.  

And in the spirit of that notion, DOXA has brought back one of the most sought after models from it's past, the so-called Black Lung -

Courtesy of DOXA
Here are the pertinents -

Limited Edition
Limited to ONLY 300 pieces worldwide, made and
assembled by hand in Switzerland. No serial number reservation,
first come first serve, for delivery in November 2017
case size: 42.5mm
crown: 6.50mm
Dial: 25.50mm
case height: 12.40mm
bracelet: separate bead of rice,
integrated wetsuit extension,
tapers from 22.00/20.00mm
Double bubble Sapphire crystal
(vintage plexi crystal shape)
Solid stainless steel, screw down case back. Engraved
with limited edition number xxx/300
Unidirectional, constructed of solid stainless steel. US Navy
maximum no decompression limit times in feet (engraved).
Officially Certified COSC ETA 2824-2 movement,
decorated by DOXA.
Incabloc shock protection
Hours, minutes, seconds, quick-set date at 3 o'clock
Replica of the original 1967 SUB hands, Superluminova filled, featuring the iconic dwarf hour hand.
The bracelet does have a slight taper like the original from 20mm + flared lugs (24mm) to 20mm buckle
DOXA presentation box
High quality hardened steel dual screwdriver/bracelet removal tool
DOXA’s 2 year limited warranty
Operating Manual

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