Known for equipping the wrists of famed divers and explorers, Doxa now pays tribute to acclaimed novelist and explorer Clive Cussler who died in 2020.
Clive Cussler, author of over 85 books and selling over 100 million copies, was also an avid explorer having participated in over 60 shipwreck expeditions for the National Underwater and Marine Agency (NUMA).
From here comes the special edition Doxa Sub 300T Clive Cussler, an exceptional watch that looks more like an artefact obtained from underwater explorations.
As we already mentioned, the new Doxa is really something very special, since it dresses the traditional pillow-shaped case of 42.5mm in diameter, 13.4mm thick and 44.5mm (L2L) in stainless steel that comes with an aged PVD coating whose effect is it resembles a well-worn and unspared watch where the scratches are not hidden, and the same formula applies to the beads-of-rice bracelet the watch is attached to. But the novelties on the outside do not end here, if we turn the case upside down we can find the screwed case back carved with the names of 72 shipwrecks and artefacts discovered by NUMA ordered in a radial form in 9 lines of text around the central medallion. There is also a screw-down crown and a helium escape valve integrated into the case that supports its impressive 1,200m of water resistance.
And if the unusual “aged” case prevails on the outside, the beige dial does not disappoint on the inside, offering an effect comparable to the much sought-after “tropical dials”, which are designed with a “faded” vintage compass on the background, black painted hour markers and hands filled with aged Super-LumiNova, a centre lollipop seconds hand with a red tip and a date window at 3 o’clock, which adds yet another surprise, as it features the numbers 7, 15 and 31 coloured in red paying tribute to the Cussler’s date of birth, July 15, 1931.
The new Doxa is powered by the Sellita SW200-1 automatic movement that pulsates 28,800 Vph and offers up to 38 hours of power reserve.
The Doxa Clive Cussler special edition is offered in a vintage hardcover book box, whose contents in addition to the watch with the bracelet include an additional beige nylon strap that can be purchased for the price of €2,690. The brand also offers the possibility of purchasing an optional black FKM rubber strap with a deployment clasp.
It is not a limited edition but we believe that it must be of limited production and in that sense we suspect that the available units will not warm up for a long time on the “shelves”.
More information at https://eu.doxawatches.com.
Model: Sub 300T Clive Cussler
Case Material: Stainless steel
Case Dimensions: 42.5 mm Diameter, 13.4 mm Thickness, 44.5 mm L2L
Crystal: Sapphire Glass
Case Back: Stainless steel Screw-in
Water Resistance: 1,200 Meters
Strap: Beads of rice stainless steel bracelet and an additional nylon beige strap
Calibre: Sellita SW200-1
Functions: Hours, minutes, seconds, date
Frequency: 28,800 vph
Power Reserve: 38 Hours
Price: € 2,690
Limited Edition: No