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ORIS Divers Sixty-Five 36MM

The watch that Oris first entered the dive watch market with in 1963, the Divers Sixty-Five is back for 2018 with a new smaller 36mm case following the current demand for more modestly sized men’s wristwatches, but is this a tad too small for anyone other than a young lad or a lady?

Fifty five years since its first launch, the Divers Sixty-Five, follows the aesthetic codes of its ancestors with some modern tweaks: a domed dial with SLN hands and markers, a bubble-curved crystal –

now in Sapphire and domed on both sides with anti-reflective coating inside and a divers bezel with a black aluminum insert with its 12hr markers filled with modern Swiss SuperLumiNova.

So while this current series retains the retro look of the original, it is of course built using modern manufacturing techniques and materials. But could the use of ceramic for its bezel inlay like its sibling, the Aquis made it the perfect retro-diver?

And how about another 100 meters of water-resistance? Not necessary some say, although most other heritage dive watches still meet industry norms for a diver’s watch (i.e. 200m or more) while retaining all of their historic appeal.

The new Divers Sixty-Five 36MM keeps its blue dial, is powered by an Oris Cal. 733, based on the Sellita SW 200-1, with date at 3 o’clock and has a Swiss MSRP of 1850CHF on NATO or 2050CHF on Steel.

BTW both leather and rubber straps available for the new Divers Sixty-Five models feature Oris’s new quick-change system so wearers can easily switch between straps without messing about with strap changing tools.

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