With a distinctive and vibrant design largely unchanged since its 1967 introduction, the Doxa Sub 300 series is perhaps one of the most easily recognizable diver models in the current watch market. Although the brand has kept the core concept remarkably true to its roots over the years, Doxa still leaves room for interpretation with this formula in its lineup, and perhaps no experiment in recent years has been met with as much fanfare as 2020’s Sub 300 Carbon Aqua Lung US Divers. The interpretation of this iconic ‘60s form into ultramodern carbon composite was a risky play that resonated wildly with enthusiasts, but a limited production run and relatively steep price tag kept that model out of the hands of many. Doxa returns to this advanced material for 2021, delivering a full standard production run of carbon Sub 300 models in the complete rainbow of the brand’s varied dial colors. The new Doxa Sub 300 Carbon COSC series offers an intriguing mix of old and new, combining the classic ..
HomeWatch ReleasesThe New Doxa Sub 300 Carbon Aqua Lung US DIVERS Watch ReleasesDoxaThe New Doxa Sub 300 Carbon Aqua Lung US DIVERS A 21st century update for a '60s diving icon by Balazs Ferenczi May 07, 2020 MIN READThe New Doxa Sub 300 Carbon Aqua Lung US DIVERSDoxa has made many amazing timepieces since the brand entered the watch market in 1889. Still, if you ask most watch guys about the first model from the Swiss brand that comes to mind, they’d probably say it’s the Sub 300. This 1960s icon was the quintessential diver’s tool of the time. With the new Doxa Sub 300 Carbon Aqua Lung US Divers, the brand gives a modern look to their iconic timepiece.
Although the case is not the only feature of this watch, that’s worth talking about. To understand where Doxa and the Sub 300 is today, we need to go back a bit in time. The year was 1967 when the brand launched its revolutionary new model, the Doxa Sub 300. The rest, as they say, is history.
Vintage Sub 300It’s safe to say that w..
Independent watchmaker David Candaux (D. Candaux) has now released a new version of its innovative and handcrafted DC6 watch in a black carbon case. The piece is known as the D. Candaux DC6 Black Phantom Carbon, and it is being released as an extension of last year’s D. Candaux DC6 (DC 6) Solstice Titanium watch (aBlogtoWatch hands-on here). Read that article to learn more about Mr. Candaux and the overall design, development, and functionality of the DC6 timepiece collection.
What is primarily different about the Black Phantom Carbon than the Solstice Titanium is the case material — which, for this DC6, is in a form of precision-milled carbon with an organic grain texture. The case appears to be very nicely cut and, if the carbon textures appear in real life as they do in the D. Candaux press images, then the DC 6 Black Phantom Carbon is going to be a real looker. D. Candaux also boasts that it was able to squeeze out 50m of water resistance from the case — an impressive feat given t..
For over two centuries now, the bicycle has been a constant source of inspiration and innovation to sportsmen and engineers everywhere. From the earliest wooden framed models to today’s ultralight carbon fiber designs, cycles have adapted to meet advances in materials and technology in a never-ending race towards perfection. Velotime, founded by a dedicated team of watch and cycling enthusiasts, has combined the long history of bicycle technology with cutting edge watchmaking to create the Evolution collection. The Velotime Evolution Carbon offers a bold, singular design inspired by the legacy and vibrant color of cycle racing, assembled in a striking and affordable package.
The case of the Velotime Evolution Carbon immediately sets it apart from other timepieces. At 48mm in diameter with a completely lugless design, its shape alone is arresting, but the most immediately impressive aspect is the materials work. The main body of the case is constructed of two stacked segments of forge..
Designa Individual (DiW) is one of a series of small companies around the world that, for at least part of their business, customize Rolex timepieces. As abundant as a aftermarket Rolex watches are, the industry can’t even agree on a term for them. These watches also happen to be quite controversial, as Rolex officially condemns them and because they often cost significantly more than the retail prices of the original Rolex timepieces they began as.
Nevertheless, the world of aftermarket/customized/modified/Frankenstein/bespoke., etc., Rolex watches is popular and only growing in size as the underlying Rolex watches themselves appear to be in continued high demand. Probably the most famous of aftermarket Rolex customizers is George Bamford, who recently stopped publicly selling Rolex watches to focus on other products, such as his own watches and those from LVMH group brands (such as Zenith or TAG Heuer). Bamford and others gained notoriety first for coating Rolex watch cases in color..
HomeNewsVault V2+ Red CC Is World’s First Carbon-Ceramic Watch NewsVaultVault V2+ Red CC Is World’s First Carbon-Ceramic Watch A new material and a striking aesthetic gets the year of the Rat off to a flying start by Sky SitJanuary 28, 2020 MIN READVault V2+ Red CC Is World’s First Carbon-Ceramic WatchRed is one of the most celebratory features for the Chinese New Year. As we step into a new Lunar year of the Rat, it’s time for a bold creation for good luck and prosperity! The Vault V2+ Red CC is happy to oblige.
The new Vault V2+ Red CC is a piece of mechanical art. It is a unique piece introduced by Vault, as a precursor to their upcoming new range V2. The V2+ showcases the brand’s bespoke capabilities, “which go far beyond the ordinary customizing options.” Two things are breaking new ground here: Firstly, the watch presents a new way to read time, requiring the development of a proprietary movement; secondly, the case is made of a carbon and red ceramic composite formulated explici..