A popular retro-styled diving watch in the contemporary era, the Oris’s Divers Sixty-Five now gets a makeover with soft touch of Bronze.
The Divers Sixty-Five collection takes it aesthetic inspiration from an Oris diver’s watch first introduced in 1965. More than half a century on from the original, the Divers Sixty-Five now benefits from the latest Swiss watchmaking technology and comes with a number of quality signifiers, such as a domed, scratch-resistant sapphire crystal and a corrosion-resistant stainless steel case. It serves as a reminder of Oris’s long association with the world of diving and of the independent company’s rich history of innovation.
Oris has worked with bronze before in two limited edition models made in honour of Carl Brashear, the US Navy’s first African-American and first amputee master diver. Both watches are based on Oris’s Divers Sixty-Five, but this is the first time bronze has been incorporated into the main collection.
The watch has a bronze outer ring around the edge of its unidirectional rotating bezel. When combined with rose gold PVD-plated hands and hour markers, this gives the watch its warmth and vintage charm.
Oris is introducing two case sizes with the bi-colour bronze finish, one 40mm and one 36mm, the latter a new size introduced to the Divers Sixty-Five family this year to cater for smaller wrists. Both versions are powered by mechanical movements that give the 40mmversion a date at 6 o’clock and the 36mm version a date at 3 o’clock.
Both models are water-resistant to 100 metres, carry Oris’s historic crest on a stainless steel case back, and come on leather, NATO textile or rubber straps, or on a stainless steel bracelet.
The leather and rubber straps available on new Divers Sixty-Five models feature a quick-change system so owners can switch between straps without visiting a jeweller (this does not apply to the stainless steel metal bracelet).
Model: Oris Divers Sixty-Five
Ref. No. 01 733 7707 4354 LS, Ø 40.00 mm
Ref. No. 01 733 7747 4354 LS, Ø 36.00 mm
40mm model: Automatic movement Oris Cal. 733, based on Sellita SW 200-1, with date at 6 o’clock
36mm model: 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 bronze outside turning top ring, 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
Black, curved dial with applied rose gold PVD plated indices filled with Super-LumiNova® Light Old Radium. Rose gold PVD plated hour, minute and seconds hands filled with Super-LumiNova®
Light or dark brown leather strap or brown NATO strap or black rubber strap with stainless steel pin buckle
Alternatively available with stainless steel bracelet with folding clasp
Swiss retail price
40mm model: CHF 1,950 on a strap, CHF 2,150 on stainless steel bracelet
36mm model: CHF 1,950 on a strap, CHF 2,150 on stainless steel bracelet