First Look at the Oris Divers Sixty-Five Chronograph

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The Divers Sixty-Five collection from Oris has been a highly successful one for the beloved independent brand. Since its inception, the Divers Sixty-Five line has grown to include a variety of sizes, dial styles, colors, and case materials — there are so many options, in fact, that it’s not a stretch to think that the intent here is to create a Divers Sixty-Five for everyone out there in Watch World. (Trust us, we’re not complaining. Click here to check out last week’s review of the awesome new Timeless LE ). 

Today, Oris is unveiling a mainline chronograph through the Divers Sixty-Five line, a watch not unlike what we saw from the brand’s Bucherer edition released last month and the Carl Brashear LE from a few years ago — introducing the Oris Divers Sixty-Five Chronograph. 


  • Case Material: Stainless steel with bronze bezel
  • Dial: Black
  • Dimensions: 43mm
  • Crystal: Doubled domed sapphire
  • Water Resistance: 100 meters
  • Crown: Screw down
  • Movement: Sellita SW510
  • Strap/bracelet: Leather strap or steel bracelet
  • Price: $4,000 on strap; $4,250 on bracelet
  • Expected Release: Now available

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The case here measures 43mm across, and features a handsome blend of stainless steel for the mid- and case-back and bronze for the bezel. The insert is painted aluminum, so only a small portion of the bezel will patina. The top glass is doubled domed sapphire, and it sits tall off the bezel and gives the piece a great neo-vintage vibe. The case is rated to 100m meters and features a screw down crown and pump pushers.

The chronograph here has been dubbed the Oris 771, which is a base Sellita SW 510 (which itself is based on the venerable Valjoux 775x series of movements). There are just two registers here: a 30-minute counter at 3:00 and a running seconds at 9:00. Having two registers creates a pleasing dial symmetry and leaves ample room to play with the dial design.

As we’ve seen from past models, the Divers Sixty-Five template takes well to a chronograph layout. The two registers don’t take up too much real estate, so the markers are given the maxi treatment here, which makes this a very legible watch even at a glance. The black, curved dial (following the curvature of the crystal) features rose gold PVD-plated indices filled with a custardy Super-LumiNova paint dubbed “Light Old Radium” (this detail is carried over to the hands). To my eye, this feels less like its trying to ape patina, and more like a deliberate color choice that works well with the established palette here.

The new Diver Sixty-Five Chronograph will be available with two strap options. The first is a vintage-style brown leather strap, and the second is a stainless steel bracelet. Pricing is $4,000 on leather and $4,250 on the bracelet, and the watch is available now in both flavors. Oris

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Ilya is Worn & Wound's Managing Editor and Video Producer. He believes that when it comes to watches, quality, simplicity and functionality are king. This may very well explain his love for German and military-inspired watches. In addition to watches, Ilya brings an encyclopedic knowledge of leather, denim and all things related to menswear.
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