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Fabien Cousteau’s DOXA Mission 31 Sub enters history books as world’s newest true adventure Watch!

02.07.2014

DOXA Mission 31 Sub enters history books

DOXA Watches of Switzerland commemorated the mission by manufacturing a 331 piece limited edition of their legendary orange faced SUB watch; this limited edition DOXA Mission 31 SUB is now available to the mainstream market. It is the exact same watch worn by Cousteau’s team and promises to be an instant collector’s item. The 331 piece edition bears a special dial commemorating this historic event. Each watch will come with a certificate personally signed by Cousteau and 25% of the proceeds will support Mission 31. Watch numbers 1-31 were worn by the Aquanauts and most of the series has already been acquired. Watches 32-331 are now available.

The first 31 were given to the Cousteau team and spent 31 days underwater with them. The remaining 300 in the series are now available directly from DOXA. Video of Cousteau presenting these watches to his team can be found here.

«We chose the mechanical DOXA dive watch for its reliability during this 31 day long saturation dive. Today’s dive computers have no algorithm programmed in to calculate such a long dive and would likely lock up, becoming useless. The DOXA is not only water resistant to 1000 meters, it is designed to move easily from a wet to a dry environment with none of the o-ring issues that are a bane to electronic components at depth,» says Fabien Cousteau.

The limited edition DOXA Mission 31 SUB is a modern white titanium cased version of the popular DOXA watch that was worn by Fabien’s father, Jean Michel Cousteau and his grandfather, Jacques Cousteau. It is powered by an ETA 2824-2 automatic Swiss movement, housed in a striking 44mm case that is water resistant to 1000 meters. It has a ratcheting dive extension, AR- coated Sapphire crystal and special commemorative face.

«il n’y a rien de nouveau sous le soleil. souvent pour deviner de quoi demain sera fait, il suffit de se pencher sur le passe.»

Emile Jauslin, ancien Directeur de la Manufacture
des Montres DOXA, Le Locle.1964

english version

«There is nothing new under the sun. Often, to guess what tomorrow will bring, you only have to look back to the past.»

Emile Jauslin, ancien Directeur de la Manufacture
des Montres DOXA, Le Locle.1964

french version