Introducing the Oris Divers Sixty-Five Silver Dial

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.

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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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.