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.
Borrowing 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.