Friday, March 20, 2015

Oris Divers Sixty-Five

Swiss watch brand Oris presents the Oris Divers Sixty-Five – a revival of an iconic diver’s watch that first appeared in the Oris collection 50 years ago.

Oris’s 1965 diver’s watch featured a chromium-plated brass case with a plexi-crystal, a bi-directional rotating bezel, and a versatile black plastic ‘tropic design’ strap. Most importantly, it was water resistant to 10 bar/100m.
The new Oris Divers Sixty-Five shares the retro looks of the 1960s original, but it’s been modernised using 21st century watchmaking techniques. The case is now a more contemporary 40mm in diameter, and it’s made of anti-corrosive stainless steel.
The vintage-inspired bubble-curved glass is made of scratch resistant sapphire crystal and comes with anti-reflective coating on the inside to reduce glare and increase legibility underwater. One significant update is the new watch’s unidirectional rotating bezel, which has a black aluminium inlay with a 60-minute scale.
The original’s tritium-filled hands and indices have also been updated, and are now filled with “Light Old Radium” SuperLumiNova® that contrasts with the black dial and maximises legibility.
The watch is water-resistant to 10bar/100m and has a screw-in stainless steel crown. Inside is the automatic Oris Calibre 733, which powers hour, minute and central second hands and a date function at 6 o’clock.
The steel case back is engraved with the same historical Oris emblem as the 1965 original, and the watch’s details are complemented by a black textile or rubber strap with a stainless steel buckle.
Technical details
Model: Oris Divers Sixty-Five
Ref. No. 733 7707 4064, Ø 40.00mm

Movement
Automatic movement Oris Cal. 733, based on SellitaSW200, with date at 6 o’clock

Case
Multi-piece stainless steel case and screw-in stainless steel crown
Water resistant to 10 bar/100m
Diver’s unidirectional revolving bezel with black aluminium inlay with 60-minute timer and zero markers filled with Super-LumiNova®
Bubble-curved sapphire crystal domed on both sides and with anti-reflective coating inside

Dial
Black, curved dial with printed Super-LumiNova® numerals and indices
Hour, minute and second nickel hands filled with Super-LumiNova®

Strap
Black rubber strap with stainless steel buckle. Also available with a black textile NATO strap with stainless steel folding clasp

Price
Swiss Retail Price: CHF 1,750.00

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