Celebrating the 120th Anniversary, Oris Launches Black-on-Black Diver Sixty-Five as Hölstein Edition 2024

The Hölstein Edition is a nice tradition that Oris started five years ago, being a once-per-annum special edition of one of their watches featuring their signature bear paying honor to the brand’s founding city. This week, the Swiss watchmaker launches their latest in the series via a monochromatic black Diver Sixty-Five as their Hölstein Edition 2024.

The model this year is particularly significant as the company— founded in the Waldenburg Valley 1904 not far from Basel— looks back on 120 years of history. Oris does not disappoint: Limited to 250 pieces, this is all-black diver is a dark stunner, powered by the brand’s own 400 caliber with a 120-hour power reserve and a carrying a 10-year warranty.

Except for the white numerals of the date display at 6 o’clock, this retro diver’s watch is entirely in black, a first for Oris. Water-resistant to 100 meters, the 40mm stainless steel case, bezel and crown are coated with black DLC (diamond-like carbon). The hands, hour markers, dial and black rubber strap, including the buckle, perfectly complete the monochrome look.

Oris fans will notice that the bezel has a minute scale instead of the usual 12-hour scale. Another noteworthy detail that will make you smile is the Oris Bear on the case back, in keeping with the nautical theme wearing a swim trunk and sunglasses. Rolf Studer, CO-CEO of Oris, explains:

“It’s always such a joy to see how people all over the world respond to the Oris Bear. He’s just warm. A nice guy. He makes you feel at ease. And here he’s enjoying his leisure time. He’s got no worries. And that’s how we want people to feel when they’re wearing this watch this summer.”

At the heart of the Hölstein Edition 2024 is Oris’s workhorse caliber 400. This cutting-edge automatic movement offers a five-day power reserve, increased anti-magnetism, recommended service intervals of 10 years and a 10-year warranty.

Pricing is marked at CHF 3,900 or approximately $4,300 when converted to USD.

To learn more, visit Oris, here.

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