Originally released in 2015, the Divers Sixty-Five was Oris’ first foray into heritage diver territory, and a very successful one at that. Pulling from their extensive archives, the Divers Sixty-Five was based on a quirky and distinctly Oris mid-century design that gave the watch a unique look and flavor. A mix of a large dial, massive crystal, thin bezel, and slim mid-case made the watch stand out from the increasingly crowded sea of vintage-inspired divers. The result was an immediate success, quickly becoming one of the brand's most popular designs.
This version of the Divers Sixty-Five is a limited edition of just 100 units, designed in collaboration with Timeless Luxury, a boutique in Texas and friends of the Windup Watch Shop. A stylish take on the 40mm Divers Sixty-Five, Timeless chose a dark, smokey olive green for the dial surface, and combined it with gold-toned print, markers, and hands. The case sports a bronze bezel, which adds a warm tone to the exterior, and will age and patina in cool and unique ways.
The markers are then unique to this version of the Divers Sixty-Five. Based on those from the rare Carl Brashear LE (long sold out) they feature a triangle at 12, rather than the “home base” found on other models, and long, narrow rectangles with rounded corners at three, six, and nine. The result is a more spacious dial with a slightly softer, and more modern appearance.
Inside of the Oris Divers Sixty-Five is the Oris 733 / Sellita SW 200 movement. This is a 26-jewel Swiss-made automatic with 38-hour power reserve, hacking seconds and a frequency of 28,800 bph. It’s a very reliable and robust automatic that will keep great time.
- Case: Stainless steel
- Dial: Olive Green
- Movement: Oris 733 / SW 200-1
- Winding: Automatic
- Lens: Sapphire
- Strap: Rubber and Leather/li>
- Water Res.: 100M
- Diameter: 40mm
- Length: 48mm
- Thickness: 12.8mm
- Lug Width: 20mm
The rich history of Oris dates back to 1904, when Paul Cattin and Georges Christian founded the brand in Hölstein, Switzerland, where it is still based. Over the past century, Oris has reached many great achievements, including being one of the 10 largest watch brands in the world in the 1960’s. Since the 1980’s, Oris has pursued a catalog of unique mechanical watches that has channeled their independent spirit. From their patented Worldtimer to their depth gauge diver to their mechanical altimeter pilot’s watch, Oris has continued to innovate in a way few other brands can match. An achievement that is highlighted by the brand’s commitment to fare, and accessible prices.