Oris unveiled a new stainless steel version of its retro Oris Divers Sixty-Five collection today.
With a case size of 40 mm x 12.8 mm, with a lug width of 20 mm, the Divers Sixty-Five is well-sized, and with an outsourced Sellita movement inside — as opposed to the in-house caliber 400 that powers the recently released Oris Divers Sixty-Five — the price is more accessible.
Most notably, this new version of the Divers Sixty-Five has a gradient gray dial, with applied turquoise-filled luminous indices. The dial is kept clean with no date, just the hours, minutes, and seconds hands. An outsourced 4Hz 26-jewel Sellita automatic movement with 38-hours of power reserve drives the three-hand display.
A domed sapphire with an interior anti-reflective coating protects the dial. A screw-in steel caseback and a screw-down crown protect the other case openings, along with gaskets. The water-resistance rating is 100 meters.
The Oris Divers Sixty-Five 2021 40 mm comes on either a black leather strap with stainless steel buckle or a multi-piece stainless steel bracelet with a folding clasp. The retail price is $2,200 on a strap and $2,400 on a bracelet.
We love the Oris Divers Sixty-Five dive watch and have envisioned a special edition that maximizes classic appeal and versatility without compromising the adventurous and sporting nature of a great dive watch. For the Oris Divers Sixty-Five Limited Edition for , we fitted the 40mm steel case with a faded grey bezel and a soft black dial with printed markers. Balanced with a no-date execution, a hand-wound movement, a slimmer case profile, and a production of just 250 units, the Oris Divers Sixty-Five Limited Edition for and manages to capture the charm inherent to the best vintage dive watches, allowing it to easily ride the wave from the surf to the office – and wherever you go in between.
Be it above or below the surface, a dive watch truly worth its salt should be ready for anything. Indeed, the best of the breed boasts a compelling mix of go-anywhere ability and always-on-your-wrist versatility. In wanting to create a focused, stylish, and incredibly easy-wearing sport watch, we turned to Oris, a privately-owned Swiss brand that has been offering strong and sporty design since their inception in 1904.
Based in Hölstein, Switzerland, Oris produces exclusively Swiss mechanical watches and the brand has carved an impressive niche among enthusiasts and sportsmen alike by creating tough, dependable, and eye-catching watches with a wide variety of sport and dress designs. Among Oris’s modern lineup, no model has better captured the enduring and rakish character of a classic dive watch than their vintage-inspired Divers Sixty-Five. Conceptualized as a modern iteration of a dive watch design that was originally created by Oris in 1965, the line has expanded to offer a wider range of legible and perfectly proportioned dive watches that manage a strong yet understated style that is not limited to the beach, the dive boat, or even the weekend.
A first for the modern Divers Sixty-Five lineup, this limited edition dive watch is also hand-wound. Using a specially-modified version of Oris’ caliber 730 based on the Sellita 210-1, not only does this custom execution offer the old-school interactive nature of a hand-winder, but the rotor-less movement also allows for a special thin caseback design. With a total thickness of 11.82mm (compared to 12.72mm on the standard model with the caliber 733), this low-profile caseback makes for an overall case design that is noticeably thinner than any other Divers Sixty-Five model.
The result is a new watch with a truly vintage wrist presence. Light, thin, and hand-wound, the Oris Divers Sixty-Five Limited Edition for HODINKEE is exactly the sort of dive watch we dreamed of creating with a fun-loving and accomplished Swiss brand like Oris.
Fitted to a tapering steel rivet-style bracelet, the Oris Divers Sixty-Five Limited Edition for capable, handsome, and entirely distinctive on wrist. Offering 100 meters of water resistance and a lovely bubble-domed anti-reflective sapphire crystal, wherever the current may take you, the Oris Divers Sixty-Five Limited Edition for HODINKEE is a dive watch that won’t seem the least bit out of place.
In striving to create a new watch with classic traits, we stuck to a less-is-more philosophy. The tone-on-tone color scheme is delightfully low-key while the printed markers and simple hand design ensure plenty of lume and strong legibility for any scenario. With all of these aspects coming together in a svelte steel case matched to a low-profile steel bracelet, the Oris Divers Sixty-Five Limited Edition for subtle, old-school, and definitely designed for those who love the casual do-anything appeal of a dive watch.