An Adventurous Journey: Doxa Dives Deep in History with SUB 300T Clive Cussler

The world of mechanical watches offers plenty of material for fiction, a fact most recently demonstrated by a new special edition from Doxa. The Swiss company, most famous for its diver’s watches, is commemorating the internationally recognized author and maritime explorer Clive Cussler (1931 – 2020). 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 in Raise of the Titanic (1980) and Sahara (2005). 

His novels also helped to introduce Doxa to a broader audience. The brand’s famous orange dial, for instance, was monumental in coming to Cussler’s renowned fictional adventure hero, Dirk Pitt’s aid, enabling the adventurer to read the time accurately while diving on his deadline driven missions. Cussler himself was an enthusiastic Doxa fan and wearer of Doxa watches. Submerging in its history, the brand now introduces a decidedly cool look to its catalog. 

The SUB 300T Clive Cussler is typical Doxa at first sight but features a highly distinctive design, thanks to its sand-colored dial inspired by the look of a vintage compass. It also commemorates the author’s birthday, July 15th, 1931, as the dates 7, 15, and 31 are displayed in red. Measuring 42.5mm x 44.5mm in diameter, the stainless steel case has a weathered look. The same applies to the “beads of rice” bracelet. As is crucial for a diver’s watch, the SUB 300T Clive Cussler is equipped with a unidirectional bezel and features also a helium release valve. Even futher, it is water-resistant to impressive 4,000 feet or 1,200 meters, and is powered by a self-winding Swiss movement.

“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 

Each timepiece comes with a NATO beige strap in addition to the standard bracelet. An additional black FKM rubber strap with an aged stainless steel coated folding clasp is available for $490.

The Doxa SUB 300T Clive Cussler will be available at select retailers and via the brand’s website beginning on May 18th, 2023, with pricing marked at $2,690.

To learn more, visit Doxa, here.

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