Introducing the Oris Divers Sixty-Five Silver Dial

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The Oris Divers Sixty-Five has been enjoying its place in the spotlight since its rebirth in 2015, quickly becoming one of Oris’ most popular and lauded models. The svelte, vintage-inspired diver (which we reviewed here) has two primary base designs (one 40mm, the other 42mm) from which we’ve seen iterations emerge (like the limited-edition Carl Brashear and Topper models). To round out the collection for 2016, Oris has released a new dial color for the 42mm range—the Oris Divers Sixty-Five Silver Dial.

01 733 7720 4051-07 5 21 02_prs_01.tifBorrowing from a color palette found in the Oris archives, the new Divers Sixty-Five Silver Dial features, as the name suggests, a silver-colored dial with a fine sunburst finish. Accenting the dial is a warm, creamy lume mimicking the look of aged tritium. Despite the contention often surrounding faux patina, the palette here is very attractive, with the warm tonality of the lume providing a great accent to the vibrant, cooler silver base. It may be pulling from a vintage aesthetic, but the execution feels refreshingly modern.

Just like previous iterations, the case is water resistant to 10 bar/100m and features a 60-click unidirectional bezel. The prominent bubble crystal is double-domed sapphire with AR on the underside of the glass. Powering the watch is the Oris Cal. 733, otherwise known as a Sellita SW 200-1 (which is in itself an ETA 2824 clone) with a custom red Oris rotor.

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The Divers Sixty-Five Silver Dial is available with three strap and bracelet options, among them a riveted stainless-steel bracelet with a classic taper, a distressed leather strap and a vintage-inspired black rubber strap.

The Oris Divers Sixty-Five Silver Dial is a solid, attractive offering from one of Switzerland’s best value-driven independents. It is currently available for $1,900 on a strap and $2,300 on a bracelet. For more information, visit Oris.

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  • Svetoslav Popov

    I like the original divers 65 the most, black dial with vintage loom digits at 12, 3, 6 and 9. And 40mm.

  • David Tyne

    That crown looks dangerous. Couldn’t it snag on something while diving?

    • Jauni Bigoudi

      Do you even dive ?

      • David Tyne

        No I don’t. Never had the inclination so hence my question. It is also why you find my perfectly innocent and casual observations here, on a watch website. I do, however, work with a qualified diver and she wears a digital so go figure. Anyways, is there anything else you’d like to ask of me? I play a mean game of connect 4 and enjoy 50s sci fi…

        • Jauni Bigoudi

          Have you read City from clifford Simak ?

          • David Tyne

            No, not yet. But I did read Goblin Reservation, from the 60’s I believe, and found him to be highly entertaining. Been more of a fan of the early Asimov, like Pebble in the Sky. I Also love the original version of The Day The Earth Stood Still.

          • Jauni Bigoudi

            I didn’t read anything from Sidmak except City because i heard it’s a masterpiece, and it is really. Past the first novel that is not really appealing, the book becomes more and more intriguing and poetic. This novel book is beautifull.
            Oh, if you like old Sci. FI, take a look at Ficciones from Borges, amazing writing. To stay in theme, it’s as intricate and mysterious as a watch movement.

          • egznyc

            Wow – I never expected to find a reference to Borges on a watch site. Might be the greatest writer to never receive the Nobel.

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