Originally released in 2015 Oris’ Divers SIXTY-FIVE has experienced an almost unprecedented level of popularity and so has spawned no less than (counting this) six iterations. Just a few short months ago we saw the lovely Oceanic GREEN edition, before that it was released on a STEEL bracelet.
And for anyone who felt that 40mm was a tad on the small side, Oris replied with a 42MM version; prior to that, the trendy Deauxville BLUE edition was released. Today in time for the festive season, the most striking edition to date!
Introducing the new Divers Sixty-Five Silver with its stunning curved sunburst silver dial. Apart from that – it’s business as usual; rated to 100m its 42mm Stainless steel case follows the critically acclaimed BLUE version that was launched at Baselworld this spring, and like it, it comes with a choice of three straps and a steel bracelet.
Like all the additions of the Divers Sixty-Five collection that was first revived in 2015, this new version is a direct descendent of one of Oris’s first diver’s watches, dating back to 1965.
Thanks to advancements in scuba apparatus, the 1960s was a pioneering decade for diving - Jacques Cousteau and Hans Hass were among those who required reliable underwater timing-instruments. At that time Oris were one of the leading manufacturers of dive watches; it would be interesting to know if any of the legends mentioned above ever wore an Oris?
Today Oris have cleverly updated the look of the original watch, however retaining a number of its vintage design cues that include: its domed dial, slim line case, thin rotating bezel with 60-min. dive-time-scale, and its trapezoid date window.
Although retro styling is hugely popular – a touch modernity was also required when designing the watch. The bezel with its black aluminium inlay is now unidirectional; the Acrylic bubble-domed glass is now made of Sapphire crystal with an anti-reflective coating on its inside –
and the hands and hour markers are now filled with SuperLumiNova instead of the toxic Tritium that was used in the 1960s. Inside its multi-piece Stainless steel watch case is a Swiss Made automatic movement, the Oris Cal. 733, based on Sellita SW 200-1, with Oris red rotor and date at 3 o’clock.
With a choice of four strap and bracelet options, the Divers Sixty-Five is a versatile little dive watch. The black rubber divers strap echoes the strap of the original 1960s watch and from last year’s debut Divers Sixty-Five while a tough brushed Stainless steel bracelet is styled like its 1960s equivalent, right down to the round-headed pins that hold the links together.
Finally, the new Oris Divers Sixty-Five Silver is finished off with a caseback, engraved with Oris’s historic shield logo that was the emblem they used during the 1960s. It available, now, priced 1900CHF on a strap or 2100CHF on a bracelet.