It’s safe to say we’ve been in the midst of a retro-diver renaissance for a couple of years now, and the trend has produced some of the most stunning and attractive designs in recent memory. From the Tudor Black Bay and Longines Legend Diver all the way down to several of Helson and other microbrands’ offerings, we’ve seen a great variety of capable well-made divers with a vintage flair.
What we haven’t seen much of, however, is a manufacturer pulling a design from their archives and reissuing it almost verbatim. That’s where the Oris Divers Sixty-Five comes in, and absolutely nails it. With a few subtle changes, Oris has achieved what perhaps none of the other current crop of vintage-styled divers can claim- they’ve made something genuinely more desirable than the original. With an in-house modified Selitta SW200, a double AR-coated domed sapphire crystal, and a
$1650 $1,850 price tag, it’s more than an attractive design, it’s an attractive proposition. Let’s take a closer look.