DOXA has been chosen to provide the official timepieces for Fabien Cousteau’s Mission 31 endeavour, to be conducted this coming fall on Aquarius, the only undersea marine habitat and lab in the world located in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary.
The 31-day underwater mission will set a new submersion record for human oceanic exploration. DOXA will also set a record for the longest continuously used dive watch under water.
DOXA will commemorate the mission by manufacturing a special edition of 331 pieces of the famous orange face DOXA SUB dive watch, 31 of which will spend 31 days under water with Fabien Cousteau’s mission team. Fabien is the grandson of well-known undersea explorer and oceanographer Jacques-Yves Cousteau.
A few lucky individuals will be able to acquire these commemorative watches when they become available for pre-order; sold exclusively by DOXA.
Fabien Cousteau’s Mission 31 endeavour will be conducted on the Aquarius, which is owned by NOAA and managed by Florida International University. Saturation training for Mission 31 starts mid-Sept. and Fabien Cousteau's team will submerge on Sept. 30 for the first full day on Aquarius, Oct. 1.
Fabien Cousteau and his team will spend 31 days submerged underwater in the name of science and discovery, breaking his grandfather’s Conshelf Two underwater saturation mission record by one full day to honor the 50th anniversary of Jacques-Yves Cousteau’s original mission.
“Mission 31 will broadcast every second on multiple channels exposing the world to the adventure, risk, and mystique of what lies beneath. “DOXA will be instrumental in the support of our scientific endeavors while also helping us keep track of time down below.” FABIEN COUSTEAU
About DOXA watches
In 1967 DOXA created "orange mania" by introducing the world’s first orange-faced dive watch equipped with a patented no decompression dive table bezel. The DOXA SUB was issued to the Swiss Elite dive troops, German and Korean Navy, and also to the U.S. Navy Sealab Aquanauts in the late sixties and early seventies. The DOXA Sub was Dr. Clive Cussler’s choice for his best-selling Dirk Pitt® action-adventure novels and has been worn by members of the Cousteau family and Ocean Futures team, among other professional divers and underwater explorers.
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