QUICK RELEASE in Partnership with Collective

Bring the Best of the Seventies with the Oris x Collective Divers “Seventy-Five” ADPT Strap Bundle

Collective Horology announced their ninth collaboration in partnership with independent Swiss Brand, Oris – a Divers Sixty-Five Calibre 400 reimagined as a child of the 1970s, and affectionately named the Divers “Seventy-Five.” Limited to 250 examples, the watch is available for pre-order exclusively at Collective Horology’s online shop. And for a limited time and while supplies last, you’ll receive not one but TWO US-made ADPT straps, a 20mm Mil-strap in Straw and a 20mm Single Pass in Rust. Honestly, we just couldn’t decide between the two of them!

Attracted by their accessible and reliable manufacturing of all-mechanical timepieces, nearly 120 years of heritage, and signature designs like the modern Aquis diver and Big Crown Pointer Date watches, Collective reached out to Oris in 2021 about working together.

Asher Rapkin, co-founder of Collective, notes, “Core to Collective’s beliefs is that watchmaking is a canvas for creativity regardless of price.” He continues, “For years we have wanted to create a more accessible collaboration, but finding a partner that can do that at scale and meet the demands of watch enthusiasts is extremely difficult. We found that partner in Oris – an independent brand beloved by watch enthusiasts of all stripes.”

Collective looked to 1970s California graphic design to draw out the elements they love most about Oris and the Divers Sixty-Five – bringing back the original Arabic dial with no date in a fitting ‘70s color palette, embracing the brand’s unique bronze and steel bicolor format, and backing it all with the in-house Caliber 400. The result is a bit of historical fiction: While this design was never created by Oris in the 1970s, it very well could have been.

Gabe Reilly explains the design, “It was important to us that this watch be as quintessentially Oris as possible. That’s why we went with the distinctive Arabic dial, in-house movement as well as the bi-color bracelet and case. The use of bronze in two-tone watches is a signature design element for Oris. While many brands use gold capping or PVD, Oris takes a more authentic and distinctive approach to two-tone with solid bronze. There’s no mistaking this watch for anything other than an Oris, and we just love that.”

“We’re thrilled to be collaborating with Collective on this Divers “Seventy-Five” release.” Says V.J. Geronimo, Oris CEO – The Americas. “Oris’ fierce independence and Go Your Own way spirit aligns perfectly with Collective’s core values. As a brand beloved by the enthusiast community, it only made sense to work with Gabe and Asher for this special release.”

“The decision over which product line to work on was never in discussion. It was clear from the start. The Divers Sixty-Five line is beloved by watch enthusiasts for its enduring design, historical connection and wearability.” Gabe Reilly, co-founder of Collective, explains, “My first Oris, and still my favorite, was the Divers Sixty-Five. From its svelte case profile to distinctive Arabic dial, it’s a watch that just oozes charm.”

V.J. Geronimo added, “From a design perspective, we’re taking everything that’s great about Oris’ design language, but with an authentically Californian twist. Our ever-popular Divers Sixty-Five model is transported into its next logical decade, and with power being provided by our groundbreaking Calibre 400 movement, the watch is just as modern as it is retro.”

Because the 40mm Divers “Seventy-Five” comes equipped with the in-house Oris Calibre 400, the watch features a five-day power reserve (120 hours), is highly resistant to magnetism (due to 30 non-ferrous and anti-magnetic components including a silicon escape wheel and a silicon anchor), and comes with 10-year recommended service intervals, and a 10-year warranty.

The Oris Divers “Seventy-Five” Calibre 400 C.04 for Collective is limited to 250 pieces and priced at $4500 USD, with an exclusive pre-order price of $4150 USD. Watches are currently in production, and will ship December 2023. Pre-orders are open now exclusively at collectivehorology.com. And just a reminder, act now and get 2 US-made ADPT straps, a 20mm Mil-strap in Straw and a 20mm Single Pass in Rust… while supplies last!

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