Released earlier this year, by none other than Oris, the masters of affordable underwater timekeepers, the new Divers Sixty-Five Chronograph is everything you’ll ever want in a divers watch. Inspired by Oris’ original diver’s watches from the 1960s, this new release marries the best of vintage design and contemporary manufacturing techniques.
The new Divers Sixty-Five Chronograph features a 43mm multi-part stainless steel and bronze case with a domed sapphire crystal, accentuating the whole vintage look. Sitting on the case is a bronze uni-directional rotating bezel with a matching black aluminium insert and diver’s scale. The screw-down crown is just exquisite from every angle and prevents water from entering the system. Two vintage chronograph pushers reside at 2 o clock and 4 o clock respectively. At 100 meters of water resistance, the watch has no problem hanging out in the water for a while.
The retro bi-compax (twin-counter) layout along with the applied rose gold PVD plated indices and rose gold PVD plated hour, minute and seconds hands are an absolute knockout. A continuous seconds and 30 minute counter are located at 9 o clock and 3 o clock while the hours and minutes are displayed at the centre.
As an interesting ‘throwback’ element, the caseback of the new Divers Sixty-Five Chronograph features the classic Oris emblem from 1965. Powering the watch is the Oris Caliber 771 – based on the Sellita SW2 510 automatic mechanical chronograph movement. It features a 48 hour power reserve and is made in-house at the Oris manufacture in Holstein, Switzerland.
So do we believe it’s worth the hype? We think it’s probably one of the best diver’s watches created in the under 6K price range and definitely worthy of a spot in your collection.
Recommended Retail Price
AUD $5,700 – Brown leather strap with stainless steel buckle
AUD $5,900 – Stainless steel bracelet with folding clasp
Oris Divers Sixty-Five Chronograph – Ref. No. 01 771 7744 4354
Case Material: Multi-piece stainless steel and bronze case
Size: 43 mm, 1.693 inches
Top Glass: Sapphire, domed on both sides, anti-reflective coating inside
Case back: Stainless steel, screwed
Operating Devices: Stainless steel screw-in security crown and pushers
Water Resistance: 10 bar/100 m
Interhorn Width: 21 mm
Movement: Number Oris 771, base SW 510
Dimensions: Ø 30.00 mm, 13 1/4’’’
Functions: Centre hands for hours, minutes and chronograph 1/4 seconds, 2 subsidiary dials for continuous seconds and 30 minutes counter, fine timing device and stop-second Winding Automatic winding, with red rotor
Power-Reserve: 48 hours
Vibrations: 4 Hz (28’800 A/h)
Dial Design: Black, curved dial with applied rose gold PVD plated indices. Rose gold PVD plated hour, minute and seconds hands, Luminous Material Indices and hands filled with Super-
LumiNova® Light Old Radium, Indices: Applied
Strap/Bracelet: Brown leather strap with stainless steel buckle or stainless steel bracelet with folding clasp