Swiss watch brand Oris welcomes a silver dial version to its hugely successful Divers Sixty-Five collection launched in 2015.
The Divers Sixty-Five collection was first revived in 2015, picking up on a diver’s watch design Oris first introduced in 1965. During the 1960s, many significant improvements were made to underwater diving apparatus by the likes of Jacques Cousteau, Hans Hass and Christian J. Lambertsen. Just as important were the reliable underwater timing instruments they used to keep track of dive times as they ventured into the silent world. Oris was one of the decade’s pioneering diver’s watch manufacturers.
The revival watch bears many hallmarks of the 1960s original. From its slim-line case and bezel to its trapezoid date window, the Divers Sixty-Five is a faithful tribute to the innovations of the decade. Oris has updated the materials and given it a modern, high-performance automatic movement, in keeping with the company’s exacting 21stcentury industrial watchmaking standards.
Its 42mm case is made of high-grade stainless steel; the unidirectional bezel has a lightweight black aluminium inlay; the bubble-curved glass is made of sapphire crystal and has an anti-reflective coating on the inside; and the hands and hour markers are filled with SuperLumiNova® in place of the tritium used in the 1960s.
That original 1960s collection included a silver-dialled version, a colour Oris has now returned to, adding a touch of coastal glamour to the Divers Sixty-Five’s robust, utilitarian aesthetic.
This latest Divers Sixty-Five comes with three strap and bracelet options. The black rubber strap with its weave effect is lifted from the 1960s; the brushed stainless steel bracelet is styled like its 1960s forebear, including the round-headed pins that hold the links together; and the distressed vintage leather strap gives it a versatile quality that proves the watch is at home on land as at sea. Completing the vintage look is the engraved shield on the case back, an historic Oris emblem from the 1960s.
The new Oris Divers Sixty-Five with a silver dial gives a sleek, almost louche appeal to one of the watch industry’s most talked about diver’s watches of the last two years. It is available now, priced CHF 1,900 on a strap and CHF 2,100 on a bracelet.
Model: Oris Divers Sixty-Five
Ref. No. 01 733 7720 4051 RS, Ø 42.00mm
Automatic movement Oris Cal. 733, based on Sellita SW 200-1, with date at 3 o’clock
Multi-piece stainless steel case and screw-in stainless steel crown
Water resistant to 10 bar/100m
Diver’s uni-directional rotating bezel with black aluminium inlay with 60-minute timer and zero marker filled with Super-LumiNova®
Bubble-curved sapphire crystal domed on both sides with anti-reflective coating inside
Screwed stainless steel case back engraved with historic Oris shield emblem
Silver, curved dial with applied indices filled with Super-LumiNova®
Hour, minute and seconds hands filled with Super-LumiNova®
Available on a black rubber strap, a brown vintage leather strap or a stainless steel bracelet
Swiss retail price: CHF 1,900 on a strap, CHF 2,100on metal bracelet