Oris and Japanese Denim Brand Momotaro Team Up For the Latest Special Edition Divers Sixty-Five

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The Oris Divers Sixty-Five has become something of a modern classic at a rapid clip. The flipside to the Oris Aquis (one of a handful of thoroughly modern divers profiled here), the Sixty-Five is unapologetically vintage inspired. You’d guess that from the name alone, but a quick glance at any of the many Divers Sixty-Five references released over the past few years immediately brings to mind the golden age of recreational diving, whether you were here for it or not. Such is the power of a good vintage or vintage influenced watch. And that variety is key to the Sixty-Five’s appeal. It’s the Baskin Robbins of dive watches. And while there might not be 31 flavors of the Sixty-Five quite yet, Oris has spoiled us all with choices that cover a range of sizes, styles, and materials. The Divers Sixty-Five has also been the canvas for many special and limited edition watches, including the collaboration with Japanese denim brand Momotaro that we’ll be looking at today.


Oris x Momotaro Divers Sixty-Five

  • Case Material: Stainless steel
  • Dial: Gradient green
  • Dimensions: 40 x 13.5mm 
  • Crystal: Sapphire      
  • Water Resistance: 100 meters 
  • Crown: Screw down                 
  • Movement: Oris 733
  • Strap/bracelet: Momotaro denim    
  • Price: $2,200
  • Reference Number: 733 7707 4337
  • Expected Release: Available now 

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This Divers Sixty-Five takes the 40mm stainless steel case that hits the size sweet spot for most people, adds a dramatic gradient green dial, and bronze accents on the rotating dive bezel. The gold tone hands and hour markers with matching lume serve to gently extend the subtle two tone vibes brought about by the bezel, and the whole thing has a really pleasing, aged vintage look.

The Momotaro angle here is in the strap, which you’ve likely noticed by now is made from denim, and features two white “battle stripes” across the top piece of the strap, a Momotaro signature. Oris chose to work with Momotaro because the two brands share a spirit of independence and an ethic of doing things the old fashioned way. Oris is famously one of the oldest Swiss watch brands to remain independently owned, and Momotaro is known to denim lovers as a brand that takes a “no compromises” approach to quality, with plenty of handwork going into each pair of jeans that comes off the line. 

The Oris x Momotaro is powered by the Oris 733 movement (based on the Sellita SW200-1) and offers 38 hours of power reserve. Like all Divers Sixty-Fives, this one has 100 meters of water resistance and a screw down crown. While some may look at the competition and think the Oris is somehow lesser because it doesn’t offer 200 meters of water resistance, it’s important to keep in mind that for almost everyone, even serious divers, 100 meters is plenty in real-world terms. It also enables Oris to construct the Sixty-Five in a way that keeps it from taking on that modern dive watch bulge that’s so common – this watch is a very reasonable 13.5mm thick, which includes the aggressively domed crystal. 

The Oris x Momotaro Divers Sixty-Five is available today from Oris, and priced at $2,200. Oris

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Zach is a native of New Hampshire, and he has been interested in watches since the age of 13, when he walked into Macy’s and bought a gaudy, quartz, two-tone Citizen chronograph with his hard earned Bar Mitzvah money. It was lost in a move years ago, but he continues to hunt for a similar piece on eBay. Zach loves a wide variety of watches, but leans toward classic designs and proportions that have stood the test of time. He is currently obsessed with Grand Seiko.
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